Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

  • Thomas Betlej


A systematic approach to the initial care of the traumatized patient should determine the presence of immediately life-threatening injuries and provide prompt treatment. At each step an assessment is made and any necessary interventions are performed. The patient is then reassessed before proceeding to the next stop. The mnemonic “ABC’s” is used.


Trauma Patient Heart Sound Cardiac Tamponade Cervical Spine Injury Tension Pneumothorax 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

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  • Thomas Betlej

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