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Special Problems in the Critically Ill Trauma Patient

  • Amy J. Goldberg
  • Abhijit S. Pathak
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Abstract

Identify the etiologies of traumatic shock. Describe the compensatory mechanisms in shock. Describe the measures for determining the adequacy of resuscitation during traumatic shock. Define the global and regional endpoints of resuscitation in trauma. Appreciate the utilization of trauma damage control. Discuss abdominal compartment syndrome and its pathophysiology. Appreciate the significance of the early recognition of limb compartment syndrome. Discuss the various complications associated with massive blood products transfusion in the trauma patient. Discuss the importance of recognizing and treating inhalation thermal burns and toxic inhalation injuries. Recognize carbon monoxide toxicity and institute proper treatment. Recognize the importance of venous thromboemolism as a complication in the trauma patient.

Keywords

Trauma Patient Compartment Syndrome Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Massive Transfusion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amy J. Goldberg
    • 1
  • Abhijit S. Pathak
    • 2
  1. 1.Trauma/Surgical Critical CareTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.SILUTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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