n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Advances in trauma surgery : main article




  • 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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