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Chapter 19 – Thoracostomy Tube Insertion

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Abstract Traditionally, a tube thoracostomy is placed using the open technique; however, percutaneous techniques, and those using serial dilation, are also acceptable. Care should be taken with trocar techniques due…

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Chapter 18 – Cricothyroidotomy

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Abstract When attempts at orotracheal intubation or airway rescue techniques (e.g., laryngeal mask airway) have failed in a patient who cannot oxygenate or ventilate, cricothyroidotomy is the emergency surgical airway…

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Chapter 25 – Ultrasound in Trauma

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Abstract Ultrasound offers a quick, repeatable, and moderately sensitive assessment for an important subset of traumatic injuries. The Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam is performed at the…

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Chapter 24 – Splinting

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Abstract Splints should be used to temporarily immobilize possible fractures and dislocations during the evaluation and management of life- and limb-threatening injuries. Chapter 24 Splinting Carl R. Chudnofsky General Principles…

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Chapter 11 – Ballistics

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Abstract Caliber: The caliber of a handgun or rifle is typically described as the diameter of the bore, although this can sometimes vary depending on how the diameter is measured….

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