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"A-OK": Chest Radiograph During Primary Survey Facilitates Faster, More Accurate Endotracheal Tube Position in Injured Children

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Purpose: The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) algorithm typically postpones radiographic confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement until the end of the secondary survey. Correct ETT depth is critical in pediatric trauma. We hypothesized that bedside confirmatory techniques are inaccurate and that early chest x-ray (CXR) would overcome such inaccuracies, allowing for faster intervention of malpositioned ETTs.
subject
Advanced Trauma Life Support
Chest Radiograph
Endotracheal Tube
Injured Children
Pediatric Trauma
contributor
Doud, Andrea Nicole (author)
Petty, John K (committee chair)
McCrory, Michael (committee member)
Stitzel, Joel D (committee member)
Ip, Eddie (committee member)
date
2015-08-25T08:35:30Z (accessioned)
2015-08-25T08:35:30Z (available)
2015 (issued)
degree
Clinical and Population Translational Sciences (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/57257 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
"A-OK": Chest Radiograph During Primary Survey Facilitates Faster, More Accurate Endotracheal Tube Position in Injured Children
type
Thesis

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