Missed injuries

The trauma surgeon's nemesis

Blaine Enderson, K. I. Maull

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

116 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Despite a careful approach to the evaluation of the multiply injured trauma patient, approximately 10% of injuries will be missed because of factors such as altered level of patient consciousness, hemodynamic instability, or diagnostic oversight. Injuries may be missed at any stage in the evaluation and resuscitation and range in severity from trivial to life threatening. A tertiary survey-a deliberate, thorough re-evaluation of the trauma patient-is one method that may be useful in reducing death and disability from missed injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-418
Number of pages20
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume71
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Fingerprint

Wounds and Injuries
Consciousness Disorders
Resuscitation
Hemodynamics
Surgeons
Surveys and Questionnaires

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

Cite this

Missed injuries : The trauma surgeon's nemesis. / Enderson, Blaine; Maull, K. I.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 71, No. 2, 01.01.1991, p. 399-418.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{7d8c7a42ac6f4186af2804927e8ef827,
title = "Missed injuries: The trauma surgeon's nemesis",
abstract = "Despite a careful approach to the evaluation of the multiply injured trauma patient, approximately 10{\%} of injuries will be missed because of factors such as altered level of patient consciousness, hemodynamic instability, or diagnostic oversight. Injuries may be missed at any stage in the evaluation and resuscitation and range in severity from trivial to life threatening. A tertiary survey-a deliberate, thorough re-evaluation of the trauma patient-is one method that may be useful in reducing death and disability from missed injuries.",
author = "Blaine Enderson and Maull, {K. I.}",
year = "1991",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/S0039-6109(16)45387-9",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "71",
pages = "399--418",
journal = "Surgical Clinics of North America",
issn = "0039-6109",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Missed injuries

T2 - The trauma surgeon's nemesis

AU - Enderson, Blaine

AU - Maull, K. I.

PY - 1991/1/1

Y1 - 1991/1/1

N2 - Despite a careful approach to the evaluation of the multiply injured trauma patient, approximately 10% of injuries will be missed because of factors such as altered level of patient consciousness, hemodynamic instability, or diagnostic oversight. Injuries may be missed at any stage in the evaluation and resuscitation and range in severity from trivial to life threatening. A tertiary survey-a deliberate, thorough re-evaluation of the trauma patient-is one method that may be useful in reducing death and disability from missed injuries.

AB - Despite a careful approach to the evaluation of the multiply injured trauma patient, approximately 10% of injuries will be missed because of factors such as altered level of patient consciousness, hemodynamic instability, or diagnostic oversight. Injuries may be missed at any stage in the evaluation and resuscitation and range in severity from trivial to life threatening. A tertiary survey-a deliberate, thorough re-evaluation of the trauma patient-is one method that may be useful in reducing death and disability from missed injuries.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0026019907&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0026019907&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/S0039-6109(16)45387-9

DO - 10.1016/S0039-6109(16)45387-9

M3 - Article

VL - 71

SP - 399

EP - 418

JO - Surgical Clinics of North America

JF - Surgical Clinics of North America

SN - 0039-6109

IS - 2

ER -