Technological advancements in the care of the trauma patient
- J. J. SiracuseAffiliated withDivision of Acute Care Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
- , N. N. SaillantAffiliated withDivision of Acute Care Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
- , C. J. HauserAffiliated withDivision of Acute Care Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Email author
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Medical technology has benefited many types of patients, but trauma care has arguably benefited more from technologic development than almost any other field.
A literature review to identify key technological advances in the care of trauma patients was performed.
The advances in trauma care are in great measure due to the integration of many different systems. Medical technology impacts care in the field at the site of the trauma, in the transport to trauma facilities, and care at the trauma center itself. Once at the hospital, technology has impacted care in the trauma bay, intensive care units, the operating room, and in postoperative and long-term care settings. The integration of advancements, however, needs to be examined in a careful systematic fashion to insure that patients will actually derive benefit.
KeywordsAbdominal trauma Pelvic trauma Polytrauma Vascular trauma
- Technological advancements in the care of the trauma patient
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Volume 38, Issue 3 , pp 241-251
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