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Chapter-29 Trauma Assessment

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_30
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
6
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Trauma assessment, primary examination, secondary examination, antibiotic, cardiac drug, adenosine, rapid sequence intubation, active bleeding

Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to focus on trauma assessment. Rapid trauma assessment is a quick method, (60–90 seconds), to identify hidden and obvious injuries in a trauma victim. The goal is to identify and treat immediate threats to life that may not have been obvious during an initial assessment. Primary examination in case of trauma, secondary examination in case of trauma, ACLS medications, drug dosages in case of shock, cardiac drugs, and common antibiotics are discussed in the table format.

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