Treatment of Open-Chest Injury

Treating an open-chest injury is straightforward. There are, however, techniques that a medic ought to consider. As the video illustrates, identifying the wound is the most important step. Body-composition, position and wound type can complicate doing so. After locating the wound, the basics apply: perform a treatment, assess the treatment, and reassess the treatment after movement and at regular intervals.

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  1. starlight_cdn
    starlight_cdn says:

    The indexing methond ‘finger finds finger’ works extremely well in adverse light conditions. It is very simple and effective. Used in a poorly lit live tissue lab and in a NVG live tissue lab…it was extremely effective.


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