Eye Injury

Field case in a structure, where the patient has sustained a blunt eye injury after an accident/MVA, along with minor injuries an hour ago. Player must recognize concern for orbital compartment syndrome (increased IOP – firm eye, proptosis, decreased visual acuity, afferent pupillary defect) and indication for lateral canthotomy. Player must perform lateral canthotomy.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Perform primary survey and identify all injuries.
2. Recognize red flags of compartment syndrome.
3. Perform a stepwise approach to lateral canthotomy procedure.

Additional information

Learner

Military

Contributor

USAF Expansion

Case Setting

Outside

Specialty

Emergency medicine, Ophthalmology, Prehospital, Trauma

Room Size

12 x 12

Language

English

Status

Not For Purchase