International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

SYMPOSIUM ON TRENDS IN TRAUMA
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66--72

Damage control in the injured patient


Jeremy M Hsu, Tam N Pham 
 Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359796, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

Correspondence Address:
Tam N Pham
Department of Surgery, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359796, Seattle, WA 98104
USA

The damage control concept is an essential component in the management of severely injured patients. The principles in sequence are as follows: (1) abbreviated surgical procedures limited to haemorrhage and contamination control; (2) correction of physiological derangements; (3) definitive surgical procedures. Although originally described in the management of major abdominal injuries, the concept has been extended to include thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, and neurosurgical procedures, as well as anesthesia and resuscitative strategies.


How to cite this article:
Hsu JM, Pham TN. Damage control in the injured patient.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2011;1:66-72


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Hsu JM, Pham TN. Damage control in the injured patient. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Aug 3 ];1:66-72
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