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Prehospital tracheal intubation in severe facial trauma: a short window of opportunity


A case of severe facial injury is described. The pre-hospital management including pre-hospital anaesthesia and intubation and the importance of advanced anaesthetic skills in rare trauma cases is discussed. In addition the rare situation where large bone fragments are retrieved from the scene and potentially used in reconstruction is mentioned.

  • Ethics
  • emergency ambulance systems
  • mass gathering medicine
  • major incidents

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