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Monitors and drains in trauma patients 

Monitors and drains in trauma patients
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Monitors and drains in trauma patients
Author(s):

Greta L. Piper

and Lewis J. Kaplan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199777709.003.0004
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date: 22 February 2020

Monitors are essential for assessment of the critically ill patient. It is necessaryto understand the basics, as well as the intricacies, of when and why touse certain monitors, as well as how to interpret the results within the contextof other clinical signs and symptoms. Intensive-care patient monitors areconstantly evolving to better, faster, and more automated technology, but thehuman physiology behind the newer tools remains the same.

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