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Assessment and stabilization 

Assessment and stabilization
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Assessment and stabilization
Author(s):

Martin Beed

, Richard Sherman

, and Ravi Mahajan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696277.003.0001
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date: 23 May 2019

Assessment and immediate management of an emergency

Early further management

The assessment and immediate management of critically ill patients follows the established ABC approach (Approach/Airway, Breathing, Circulation). What follows is a brief summary of the ABC approach adapted for patients within a critical care environment, further details on each system are considered in individual chapters. Any deterioration during assessment and resuscitation should prompt a return to ‘A’....

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