In this episode, Dr Parveen Boora discusses the care of major trauma victims. Topics covered include:
- key elements of assessment, including history and physical exam
- airway and c-spine
- chest tubes for pneumothorax
- exposure and environment
- initiating management and investigations
- planning definitive management
This episode on Trauma Basics has been updated to include a correction on the topic of chest tube placement.
Run time - 18:06
You\'re absolutely right. The emergent decompression of a tension pneumothorax is via the 2nd interspace at the midclavicular line. Formal chest tube placement for trauma is usually at the 5th interspace at the midaxillary line.