Rectal exam for all trauma patients?

21 Dec

I was discussing this with one the SEH doc’s from either AMC or VU… don’t remember.
But maybe the artikels mentioned in this blog might convince the trauma surgens??

http://regionstraumapro.com/post/38238691654

If I do a rectal exam in a trauma patient I always do it while the patient is being logrolled… anybody follows the advise of this blogger?

Carianne

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One Response to “Rectal exam for all trauma patients?”

  1. Rahul Goswami (@Rahul_Goswami_) January 1, 2013 at 07:29 #

    Have not done it in years in a conscious patient who has no neurology. Last reflex to go isn’t it? There modalities of otehr exams and imaging far outweigh this test.

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