Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient
A systematic approach to the initial care of the traumatized patient should determine the presence of immediately life-threatening injuries and provide prompt treatment. At each step an assessment is made and any necessary interventions are performed. The patient is then reassessed before proceeding to the next stop. The mnemonic “ABC’s” is used.
KeywordsTrauma Patient Heart Sound Cardiac Tamponade Cervical Spine Injury Tension Pneumothorax
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