Operating in the trauma ICU

Journal of Trauma & Treatment

ISSN: 2167-1222

Open Access

Operating in the trauma ICU

Annual Congress and Medicare Expo on Trauma & Critical Care

March 07-09, 2016 Madrid, Spain

Charles Wiles III

University at Buffalo School of Medicine, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Trauma Treat

Abstract :

Why operate in the ICU rather than in the Operating Room? There are two main reasons: lack of OR time and severity of patient condition. Examples of the first category are tracheostom and gastronomy. Percutaneous techniques make these procedures ideal for the ICU. Examples of the second category are decompressive laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome and procedures for intracranial hypertension. These procedures are above and beyond the usual ICU monitoring and therapeutic interventions. With proper planning and preparation surgical procedures can be performed as safely and effectively in the intensive care unit as they can be in the formal operating room.

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