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[Algorithm for extrication and medical care in vehicular trauma].

Kanz KG, et al. Unfallchirurg. 2002.

Abstract

The rescue and treatment of trapped persons in car accidents requires a close cooperation and coordination between firefighters and medical personnel. Priorities of medical care as well as aspects of extrication should be considered equally. Procedures on scene should follow a sequence securing life support and careful rescue of the trapped patient.The developed algorithm allows for prioritized and coordinated management and represents a transparent guide for both teams, during training as well as practical application. The concept incorporates the ABC priorities for polytrauma management and also the structure of the ATLS((R))-programme. The algorithm was validated in simulated scenarios and was by affirmed by the German Trauma Surgeons Task Force on Emergency Care under the regulations of a nominal group process via resolution.

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12402128 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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Article in German.

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