vascularPODCAST: Ep 9: Vascular Surgery in a War Zone

Published: 13 Aug 2021

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This month's guest host, Ramesh Tripathi, (University of Queensland, Au) meets with Dr Lt Dawn Coleman (University of Michigan, US) a clinical associate professor in vascular surgery, to discuss her experience as a general military surgeon in the US reserve army.


Hear them discuss issues around wellness and burnout and in the US military and civilian life and her role in the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) wellness group. Learn what it's like to work under threat with mass casualties in small teams and understand what preparations are required. Hear how her background in vascular surgery benefited her deployment as a US reservist general surgeon and helped make her "a better general surgeon" and how her deployment experience taught her the importance of team communication, relationships and gratitude.


They discuss treatment options in vascular-related injuries on the front line and how the use of tourniquets have become standard use in emergency field medicine.


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Produced by Radcliffe Vascular.

Sponsored by Medtronic.

Videography:Oliver Miles