Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Trauma

  • Rao R. Ivatury
  • Kevin R. Ward
Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a patient with multiple injuries involves a different approach than in a nontrauma patient. Although the basic principles are the same as dealt with in other chapters of this book, CPR in the trauma victim has to address prevention of cardiopulmonary failure from problems exclusive to the injured patient. This chapter concentrates on these issues and highlights some of the recent developments in the field.


Hemorrhagic Shock Hypertonic Saline Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Intraabdominal Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rao R. Ivatury
    • 1
  • Kevin R. Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery, Departments of Surgery,Emergency Medicine, and Physiology, VCU Reanimation Engineering Shock CenterVirginia Commonwealth University Medical CenterRichmond
  2. 2.Departments of Emergency Medicine and Physiology, VCU Reanimation Engineering Shock CenterVirginia Commonwealth University Medical CenterRichmond

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