Complications of trauma: the nurse's role in prevention.


Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for persons less than 40 years of age. It is the fourth leading cause of death in persons of all ages. Over 60 million injuries occur annually, therefore multiply injured patients represent a large portion of hospital admissions (Cordona, Hurd, Mason, et al., 1994; Geerts, Code, Jay, et al., 1994… (More)


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