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Emergency Department Thoracotomy

Indications and technique of resuscitative thoracotomy

Karim Brohi, London, UK, September 30, 2006

Emergency department thoractomy is performed in the emergency room for patients in traumatic arrest or profoundly shocked. This article discusses the indications for emergency department thoracotomy and describes the operative technique and resuscitative management of these patients.

TRISS: Trauma - Injury Severity Score

TRISS - Overview & Desktop Calculator

Karim Brohi, London, UK, March 10, 2007


TRISS determines the probability of survival (Ps) of a patient from the ISS and RTS using the following formulae: