Anesthetic Management of Trauma Patients

By August 24, 2017Health

In the U.S., trauma is the leading cause of death for patients younger than 40 years old, and up to a third of all hospital admissions are related to trauma.  Management of trauma patients can be especially challenging due to the intensive resource requirements and multiple injuries to various body systems.  In a trauma center, the anesthesiologist often becomes involved as soon as the patient arrives to the ED trauma bay, beginning with airway and resuscitation management and possibly proceeding through the operating room, then postoperatively to the intensive care unit.

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