E111 Sam Minor on Trauma Simulation and Practicing in Halifax by Cold Steel: Canadian Journal of Surgery Podcast published on 2022-01-23T16:56:16Z In this episode we had a great conversation with Dr. Sam Minor. Dr. Minor is a general surgeon in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Dalhousie. Dr. Minor has helped develop in situ trauma simulations that help not just residents but also staff surgeons prepare for major traumatic injuries. Dr. Minor also tells us about what it’s like to practice in Halifax and about some of his other research interests. 1. Prospective study of single-stage repair of contaminated hernias with the novel use of calcium sulphate antibiotic beads in conjunction with biologic porcine submucosa tissue graft. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33180691/ 2. Minor S, Schroder C, Heland D. Utilizing the Intensive Care Unit to Teach End-of-Life Skills to Rotating Junior Residents. American Journal of Surgery Am J Surg 2008 Sep 11 Bio (https://medicine.dal.ca/departments/department-sites/critical-care/our-people/faculty/samuel-minor.html): Dr. Minor has developed various programs at the Dalhousie Surgical Skills Center including percutaneous tracheostomy insertion, critical care skills (difficult airway management, percutaneous chest tube insertion, US guided interventions), open abdomen management and abdominal wall reconstruction. He also teaches crisis resource management at the Atlantic Canada Simulation Center which focuses on ACLS and ATLS utilizing the SimMan 3G. Research activities are in the areas of medical education, open abdomen management and post tracheostomy care.