Trauma

A systematic approach to management

Juan A. Asensio, J. M. Barton, L. A. Wonsetler, N. R. Thomford

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Abstract

Initial care of the trauma victim begins at the scene of the accident, where the 'load and go' principle is applied. A systematic approach to management of the trauma victim improves patient outcome. After insertion of an airway and stabilization of the spine, hemorrhage is treated and volume is replaced. At this point, invasive techniques, such as chest tube insertion, peritoneal lavage and pericardiocentesis, may be therapeutic as well as diagnostic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-112
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume38
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Pericardiocentesis
Peritoneal Lavage
Chest Tubes
Wounds and Injuries
Accidents
Spine
Hemorrhage
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Asensio, J. A., Barton, J. M., Wonsetler, L. A., & Thomford, N. R. (1988). Trauma: A systematic approach to management. American Family Physician, 38(3), 97-112.

Trauma : A systematic approach to management. / Asensio, Juan A.; Barton, J. M.; Wonsetler, L. A.; Thomford, N. R.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1988, p. 97-112.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Asensio, JA, Barton, JM, Wonsetler, LA & Thomford, NR 1988, 'Trauma: A systematic approach to management', American Family Physician, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 97-112.
Asensio JA, Barton JM, Wonsetler LA, Thomford NR. Trauma: A systematic approach to management. American Family Physician. 1988;38(3):97-112.
Asensio, Juan A. ; Barton, J. M. ; Wonsetler, L. A. ; Thomford, N. R. / Trauma : A systematic approach to management. In: American Family Physician. 1988 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 97-112.
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