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Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries 

Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries
Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

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date: 05 July 2022

Assessment of breathing—thoracic injuries 68

Do we need to decompress the chest prior to chest X-ray? 71

Assessing the need for assisted ventilation 72

Tension pneumothorax 74

Massive haemothorax 76

Open pneumothorax 78

Flail chest 80

Penetrating chest injuries 82

Other chest injuries 86

Thoracostomy and chest drain insertion ...

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