n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Advances in trauma surgery : main article
|Article Title||Advances in trauma surgery : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Andrew Nicol and Pradeep Navsaria|
|Publication Date||Jul 2007|
|Pages||320 - 323|
|Keyword(s)||Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, Advances, Blunt abdominal trauma, Cervical spine injuries, Damage control surgery, Definitive Surgical Trauma Course, Gunshot wounds to the liver, Head injuries, Minimally invasive surgery, Non-operative management, Penetrating neck injuries, Screening tests, Statscan, Surgical management, Transmediastinal gunshot wounds, Trauma surgery and Trauma systems|
- The injured patient must be taken to the most appropriate hospital and not the closest.
- A more liberal use of the CT head is required in children after head trauma.
- An open mouth view is not accurate in the intubated patient.
- A CT scan may be used to determine the need for angiography and contrast studies in the stable patient with the transmediastinal gunshot wound.
- Damage control surgery is an attempt to control bleeding and prevent contamination as rapidly as possible.
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