Acute care surgery in the rural setting

Dana Christian Lynge, Nicholas W. Morris, John G. Hunter

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A 25-year-old pregnant patient is brought to the trauma bay after sustaining devastating injuries in a motor vehicle crash. The patient was intubated in the field. She is in the third trimester (34 weeks) and has what is thought to be a lethal closed head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale of 3). While in the trauma bay, she has a precipitous and sustained drop in blood pressure, refractory to body positioning and fluid resuscitation. Which of the following should emergency management do at this time? (A) Emergency cesarean section (B) Computed tomography evaluation of the abdomen (C) Initiation of pressors (D) Immediate transfer to a tertiary facility (20 miles) (E) Initiation of do not resuscitate order

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Care Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0387344705, 9780387344706
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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