Anesthetic considerations in chest trauma

Y. Fouche, D. P. Tarantino

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At the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, participation of anesthesiologists in the care of thoracic trauma victims begins with the initial assessment of patients on arrival by helicopter or ambulance. It continues with management of the airway, stabilization of hemodynamics, intraoperative management, patient care in the PACU and critical care setting, and acute pain management. By using a team approach involving anesthesia, surgery, and critical care, the care of trauma victims with thoracic injury continues to be enhanced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-238
Number of pages12
JournalChest Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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