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Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems

Deepika Mohan

in Trauma Intensive Care

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Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9780199777709
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199353057 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199777709.003.0001

Series: Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine

Development of the trauma intensive care unit within trauma systems

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The modern trauma intensive care unit (ICU) reflects the confluence of twotrends: the development of inclusive trauma systems and the rise of subspecialtyintensive care units. This chapter will review key historical events that influencedthe development of the trauma ICU within trauma systems, as well assome of the literature on the current role of the trauma ICU in the managementof trauma patients.

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Subjects: Critical Care ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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