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Limiting Radiation in Trauma Imaging & Trauma Resuscitation

Limiting Radiation in Trauma Imaging & Trauma Resuscitation

Appropriate clinical decision-making in the initial evaluation and management of trauma patients in the emergency department is critical to optimize patient outcomes.

This supplement provides evidence-based recommendations for determining appropriate diagnostic imaging modalities in trauma patients, best practices and strategies in initial resuscitation of the trauma patient, and clinical decision tools to aid in decision-making.

What are the risks of radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging, and how should those risks be balanced with the benefits of imaging for trauma evaluation and management of injuries?

What is the effective dose of radiation for common imaging studies?

CriticalCare.news
September 1, 2020

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