Trauma Protocol (ABCDE)
Systematic evaluation and re-evaluation of the patient following the ABCDE principles will diminish the risk of overlooking injuries in the patient. Primary focus in the first 5 min is to discover the most critical injuries. The secondary survey is more thorough and will reveal the injuries causing problems later.
KeywordsPulse Oximetry Laryngeal Mask Airway Cardiac Tamponade Cricoid Pressure Tension Pneumothorax
- American College Committee on Trauma (2008) Advanced trauma life support for doctors, 8th edn. American College of Surgeons, Chicago, pp 1–244Google Scholar