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Assessment and Resuscitation in Trauma Management. Surg Clin North Am 2017 Oct;97(5):985-998

Date

09/30/2017

Pubmed ID

28958368

DOI

10.1016/j.suc.2017.06.001

Abstract

The golden hour of trauma represents a crucial period in the management of acute injury. In an efficient trauma resuscitation, the primary survey is viewed as more than simple ABCs with multiple processes running in parallel. Resuscitation efforts should be goal oriented with defined endpoints for airway management, access, and hemodynamic parameters. In tandem with resuscitation, early identification of life-threatening injuries is critical for determining the disposition of patients when they leave the trauma bay. Salvage strategies for profoundly hypotensive or pulseless patients include retrograde balloon occlusion of the aorta and resuscitative thoracotomy, with differing populations benefiting from each.

Author List

Gondek S, Schroeder ME, Sarani B

Author

Mary Elizabeth Schroeder MD Assistant Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Balloon Occlusion
Humans
Hypotension
Intubation, Intratracheal
Resuscitation
Thoracotomy
Triage
Wounds and Injuries
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