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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Chest Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine