ANZCA Final Exam Resources
Day 1

Trauma

Good exam fodder due to multisystem, competing clinical priorities, need for attention to detail and getting the basics right
Journal of Trauma Surgery
ATOMFC for management of life-threatening thoracic injuries
Airway obstruction
Tension pneumothorax
Open pneumothorax
Massive haemothorax
Flail chest
Cardiac tamponade
Management of rib fractures
Chest wall injury society → guidelines for which injuries need rib fixation
Traumatic cardiac arrest
(H) aemorrhage
(O) xygenation
(T) ension pneumothorax
(T) amponade
NEXUS criteria for C-spine clearance
C-spine x-ray interpretation has been asked (and criticism levelled for poor interpretation in past exams)

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