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Chest trauma Management in Emergency

Managing cardiac trauma patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a complex and critical task that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Immediate assessment of the patient's condition upon arrival is crucial to identify life-threatening injuries. Ensure a patent airway and adequate oxygenation through intubation or other means if necessary. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation is essential for early detection of hemodynamic instability. Administer fluids cautiously to maintain adequate perfusion while avoiding fluid overload. Utilize imaging modalities like chest X-rays, CT scans, or echocardiograms to evaluate cardiac and thoracic injuries. Adequate pain control is vital to reduce the stress response and ensure patient comfort. Continuous ECG monitoring can detect arrhythmias or conduction abnormalities. If cardiac tamponade is suspected, perform pericardiocentesis to relieve pressure on the heart.

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Dr. Annu Yadav
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Dr. Annu Yadav

Emergency Physician Max Super specialty Hospital, Gurgaon

Dr. Annu Yadav is currently working as Emergency Physician Max Super Speciality Hospital, Gurgaon. She completed her MBBS from Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She also did her MRCEM from Royal College of Emergency Medicine, UK and also CCT EMERGENCY MEDICINE from Medeor Hospital, India. She attended various conferences Nationally and Internationally. She has her expertises in the areas of Trauma care, Resuscitation and Point of care ultrasound.

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