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Thoracic Trauma – The Killer Five

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Need to know: * Thoracic injuries carry a high degree of mortality and morbidity. * The Killer Five are immediate, life-threatening injuries requiring rapid recognition and intervention. * Tension pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, cardiac tamponade, open pneumothorax, and flail chest all may be immediately life-threatening. * Understanding etiology, assessment parameters, and interventions is critical for successful […]