Anesthesiological Management of the Severely Traumatized Patient in the Operating Theatre

  • L. H. D. J. Booij
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 22)


Severely injured patients often require anesthesia for diagnostic procedures, emergency surgery, and delayed surgery. The objective of trauma anesthesia is:
  1. (a)

    to stabilize and support the vital organ functions,

  2. (b)

    to suppress and/or prevent the stress resulting from diagnostic and surgical procedures,

  3. (c)

    to start or continue correction of the physicochemical imbalances resulting from trauma and surgery, and

  4. (d)

    to initiate measures that guarantee pain treatment and stress prevention in the postoperative period.



Cerebral Blood Flow Trauma Patient Intracranial Pressure Endotracheal Intubation Artificial Ventilation 
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