THORACIC TRAUMA. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHEN TRAUMA WILL OCCUR!. INTRODUCTION. Each year there are nearly 150,000 accidental deaths in the United States 25% of these deaths are a direct result of thoracic trauma An additional 25% of traumatic deaths have chest injury as a contributing factor.
As a Ranger First Responder, you must be able to identify and treat penetrating trauma to the chest!
Decreased input and output from the heart with compression of the great vessels
Increased pressure moves mediastinum and compresses the lung on the uninjured side
CHEST TUBE INSERTION
Asherman Chest Seal