emergency management severe trauma

EMST / ATLS

Background

 

Trauma is 3rd most common cause death in all age groups

- number one in young adults < 44 years


Death

 

Death occurs in 3 time periods

 

1.  First few minutes

- death secondary aortic rupture or severe head injury

- 50% die in this period

- only a few survive 

- only if rapid transport 

 

2. Golden Hour 

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