View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!Introducing SlideShare for AndroidExplore all your favorite topics in the SlideShare appGet the SlideShare app to Save for Later — even offline
View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new Android app!View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!
As a result of active participation in this lesson you should be able to:
Recognize the need for early management of airway, oxygenation, and ventilation in trauma patients
Discuss advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contraindications of basic and advanced methods and devices for management of the trauma patient’s airway, oxygenation, and ventilation
Discuss the need for on-going assessment
of the trauma patient’s airway, oxygenation,
Scenario It is a pleasant spring morning. You and your partner have been dispatched to a residence to assist a man injured by a falling tree. As you approach the residence, a middle-aged man directs you to the back yard where you see two men kneeling next to a third man, who is sitting on the ground, leaning against a large fallen tree.
The men had been cutting down a tree damaged in a storm. As the tree fell, the injured man was unable to get out of the way. The trunk of the tree missed him, but he was hit by a large branch and knocked to the ground. His co-workers cut the branch away before your arrival.
The patient is awake with labored ventilations and an increased respiratory rate. One of the co-workers is holding a towel to the patient’s right posterior chest, just below the scapula. There is a moderate amount of blood on the towel and on the patient’s shirt.