Surgical Critical Care
Dr. Trey Boyd, DMSc, PA-C
Patients presenting with a variety of penetrating and blunt traumatic injuries require extensive perioperative management, resuscitation, and stabilization. This manuscript explores the indications of utilizing temporary abdominal closures, postoperative management of trauma patients with temporary abdominal closures, and how to best prevent potential complications. While some perioperative management is surgeon-specific, this manuscript highlights the advantages of standardizing the use of hypertonic saline for resuscitative fluid after damage control laparotomy for traumatic abdominal injuries requiring temporary abdominal closure.
Herc ME. Hypertonic Saline Use in Trauma Patients with Temporary Abdominal Closure. University of Lynchburg DMSc Doctoral Project Assignment Repository. 2022; 4(3).
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