Friday, 3 May 2013

Advance Life Support

Definition:
The management of airway, breathing and circulation with advance trauma life support in which use of advance techniques of management.

Protocols:

  1. Access to the primary survey.
  2. Resuscitation.
  3. Adjacent to the primary survey.
  4. Access to the Secondary survey.
  5. Adjacent secondary survey.

1. Access to the Primary survey:
Airway maintenance and cervical spine protection.
Breathing and ventilation.
Circulation with hemorrhage control.
Disability neurological evaluation (GCS).
Exposure and environmental control.

2. Resuscitation:
Airway.
Breathing.
Ventilation.
Oxygenation.
Circulation.
and
Bleeding control.

3. Adjacent to the Primary survey:
ECG monitoring.
Urinary and gastric cathetrization.
Other monitoring.
X. ray examination
and
Diagnostic studies.

4. Access to the Secondary survey:
History (in detail).
Examination (Systemic approach).

5. Adjacent Secondary survey:
Investigation;
X.Ray.
Ultrasound.
CT-Scan.
ECG
CBC (Complete blood account)
Medication.

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