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Trauma Room: “A Minute Man” Operating Room – Managing the Chaos Using Technologies

  • Muhammad Zeeshan
  • Bellal JosephEmail author
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Abstract

Trauma is the leading cause of mortality and years of life lost in the United States. Trauma victims require emergent evaluation and definitive care of their injuries in the trauma room. Every 3 min delay in management can increase the mortality of trauma patient by 1%. Over the recent years, latest advances in technology and their successful integration in healthcare sector led to the development of state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities. It has improved the organizational efficiency of hospitals and the standard of care for time-sensitive ailments especially trauma. In this chapter, we’ll discuss evidence-based guidelines to manage patients in the trauma bay using latest therapeutic modalities.

Keywords

Managing patients in trauma bay Abdominal trauma Chest trauma TBI REBOA Pelvic fractures Tele-trauma NEXUS rules 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency Surgery, and Burns, Department of SurgeryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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