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BACKGROUND Antibiotic use in injured patients requiring tube thoracostomy (TT) to reduce the incidence of empyema and pneumonia remains a controversial practice. In 1998, the Eastern Association for(More)
BACKGROUND Despite faster transport times, concern about the safety of medical helicopters has led to scrutiny in the national media. Few criteria exist for the use of helicopter emergency medical(More)
PURPOSE We think that general surgeons are underprepared to respond to mass casualty disasters. Preparedness education is required in emergency medicine (EM) residencies, yet such requirements are(More)
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) is a leader in evidence-based medicine and the development of practice management guidelines (PMGs) in trauma and acute care surgery. The(More)
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