Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries

Edited by Jason Smith, Ian Greaves and Keith M Porter

in Oxford Desk Reference - Major Trauma

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ISBN: 9780199543328
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728297 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Desk Reference

Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries

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Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries - Do we need to decompress the chest prior to chest X-ray? - Assessing the need for assisted ventilation - Tension pneumothorax - Massive haemothorax - Open pneumothorax - Flail chest - Penetrating chest injuries - Other chest injuries - Thoracostomy and chest drain insertion - Resuscitation room thoracotomy - Further reading

Chapter.  17233 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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