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Surgical Airway in a Tactical Environment: A Case Report

Spring 2020

Cowles CE, Santos RE. 20(1). 29 - 30. (Case Reports)


Surgical airway management should be regarded as one of many tools available to forward clinical Operators. The need for that intervention should be determined in a quick and decisive manner consistent with accepted protocols for combat care. The case presented discusses immediate surgical access to the airway required after the initial assessment of the patient and illustrates the clinical urgency of patients requiring surgical intervention in the field setting.

Keywords: wounds; gunshot; airway management; airway obstruction; law enforcement

PMID: 32203600

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