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An 18-year-old female is transported to your trauma unit after sustaining a side-impact collision on her side of the car. She is hypotensive and in respiratory distress, and has distended neck veins. What is the proper intervention for flail chest?

A. Endotracheal intubation
B. Cricothyroidotomy
C. Subxiphoid window
D. Tube thoracostomy
E. Occlusive dressing




answer is A


no prb today is a bad day for me grin


also PEEP to stop the ribs from moving in opposite direction during breathing and lessening the pain.


A.................and PEEP sure


Ventilacion con tubo endotraqueal, y en el caso de que por efecto de las fracturas de las costillas hubiera hemotorax o neumotorax, el paciente es tributario de colocacion de drenaje pleural.


Respuesta: A


avir i think u read too fast man, occlusive dressing would b for pneumothorax (tension) which i thought this patient had but then last sentence goes flail chest management.

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