Join NursingCenter to get uninterrupted access to this Article. When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article. Blunt chest trauma is associated with a wide range of injuries, many of which are life threatening. This article is a case study demonstrating a variety of traumatic chest injuries, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
Blunt Force Thoracic Trauma: A Case Study of Pericardial Rupture and Associated Cardiac Herniation
Blunt Chest Trauma - The Cochran Firm
While numerous debates have raged since the inception of this concept, the underlying idea of prompt and effective medical care starting from the point of patient contact in the field, and therefore the importance of prehospital management of the trauma patient, is indisputable. Understand the initial prehospital management of the trauma patient, including triage and transport criteria. Understand the prehospital management of specific injuries to the chest and abdomen and the surrounding controversies of their care. The overall management of the trauma patient has not deviated as much as the care of other medical emergencies. This may be taken in the perspective of patients undergoing an acute myocardial infarction and the use of the defibrillator, various drugs, and transport destination centers. Alternatively, if a patient has undergone penetrating abdominal trauma, the response is similar to that performed in years past, with stabilization of the patient in the field and transportation of the patient to the nearest trauma center where the patient would receive definitive treatment in the operating room. Thus, this chapter, instead of going through the laborious task of delineating the relatively static role of prehospital trauma management, will instead explore some of the recent controversies along with the techniques and technologies that are being used in the prehospital field.
Blunt Chest Trauma
Metrics details. There are only a few cases or small case series of crush asphyxia in the literature, reporting usually poor outcomes. We present the case of a year-old Caucasian man who developed traumatic asphyxia with severe thoracic injury and mild brain edema after being crushed under heavy auto vehicle mechanical parts.
Management of this patient group is challenging as a result of the delayed on-set of complications. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a prognostic model that can be used to assist in the management of blunt chest wall trauma. Methods: There were two distinct phases to the overall study; the development and the validation phases.