A systematic approach to managing patients with trauma is important to ensure that no injury goes undetected. The accepted approach is provided by the following Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines

– A Airway with cervical spine control;

– B Breathing with oxygen;

– C Circulation with haemorrhage control;

– D Disability;

– E Exposure.

Follow this A systematic approach to managing patients with trauma is important to ensure that no injury goes undetected. The accepted approach is provided by the following Advanced Trauma Life Support guidelines (Committee on Trauma, 1997):

– A Airway with cervical spine control;

– B Breathing with oxygen;

– C Circulation with haemorrhage control;

– D Disability;

– E Exposure.

follow this guidelines for assessment

Within the paper, write a brief past and present history, including

presenting problem and emergency management of the patient.

Summarise overall management of the patient provided by the

health care team including key diagnostic indicators and

pharmacological interventions.

Identify one or more trauma issues to be explored in more depth,

using recent evidence based findings. Critically analyse and

discuss the emergency care related to the identified trauma with

reference to the pathophysiology and the individual needs of the

patient. Within your critique of the nursing management you

need to propose recommendations for future practice if indicated.

Expand upon and justify the nursing management, by identifying

and discussing key nursing interventions, including clinical

assessment, physiological monitoring, emergency management

and evaluation of the care provided. Include social, ethical and

legal aspects where relevant.

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