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dc.contributor.authorBeaven, Alastair
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, James
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Keith
dc.contributor.authorSteyn, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23T08:31:33Z
dc.date.available2020-01-23T08:31:33Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-07
dc.identifier.citationBeaven, A. et al, 2019. Clinical suspicion regarding needle decompression for patients with chest trauma. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 (8), 330–334.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1759-1376
dc.identifier.issn2041-9457
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/jpar.2019.11.8.330
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12417/632
dc.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Background: Needle decompression of the chest is indicated for patients in a critical condition with rapid deterioration who have a life-threatening tension pneumothorax. Aim: To reassure UK prehospital care providers that needle decompression of the chest is not commonly required in chest trauma patients, and most can be safely managed without it. Methods: Case studies as part of a major trauma network continuous review process have revealed instances of needle decompression in the absence of tension pneumothorax. Images are presented where needle decompression was attempted in the absence of tension pneumothorax. Context: Expert opinion from our network's multidisciplinary trauma team discuss the occurrence of tension pneumothorax in self-ventilating patients, and the idea that tension pneumothorax is rare in the UK civilian trauma population is acknowledged. Other causes of chest hypoventilation are discussed.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Medical Servicesen_US
dc.subjectHeart Massageen_US
dc.subjectTraumaen_US
dc.subjectHypoventilationen_US
dc.subjectPneumothoraxen_US
dc.titleClinical suspicion regarding needle decompression for patients with chest traumaen_US
dc.typeJournal Article/Review
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Paramedic Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-11-25
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-11-25
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refterms.dateFirstOnline2019-08-07
html.description.abstractAbstract published with permission. Background: Needle decompression of the chest is indicated for patients in a critical condition with rapid deterioration who have a life-threatening tension pneumothorax. Aim: To reassure UK prehospital care providers that needle decompression of the chest is not commonly required in chest trauma patients, and most can be safely managed without it. Methods: Case studies as part of a major trauma network continuous review process have revealed instances of needle decompression in the absence of tension pneumothorax. Images are presented where needle decompression was attempted in the absence of tension pneumothorax. Context: Expert opinion from our network's multidisciplinary trauma team discuss the occurrence of tension pneumothorax in self-ventilating patients, and the idea that tension pneumothorax is rare in the UK civilian trauma population is acknowledged. Other causes of chest hypoventilation are discussed.en_US


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