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Anesthesia for adult trauma patients

Authors
Samuel Galvagno, DO, PhD, FCCM
Maureen McCunn, MD, MIPP, FCCM
Section Editors
Michael Avidan, MD
Maria E Moreira, MD
Deputy Editor
Nancy A Nussmeier, MD, FAHA

INTRODUCTION

Although the most critically injured patients are ideally transported to a designated trauma center, anesthesiologists in other hospitals may provide care for a patient who requires immediate surgical or other interventions after traumatic injury.

This topic reviews anesthetic management of adult trauma patients. Other topics address immediate management of trauma patients upon arrival to the emergency department and initial decisions regarding diagnostic, surgical, and other interventions:

(See "Initial management of trauma in adults".)

(See "Initial evaluation and management of shock in adult trauma".)

(See "Overview of damage control surgery and resuscitation in patients sustaining severe injury".)

                                    

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