Evaluation and management of peripheral vascular injury. Part 1. Western Trauma Association/critical decisions in trauma.

@article{Feliciano2011EvaluationAM,
  title={Evaluation and management of peripheral vascular injury. Part 1. Western Trauma Association/critical decisions in trauma.},
  author={David V. Feliciano and Fredrick Moore and Ernest Eugene Moore and Michael A. West and James Wayne Davis and Christine S. Cocanour and Rosemary A. Kozar and Robert C. McIntyre},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2011},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={1551-6}
}
This is a position article from members of the Western Trauma Association (WTA). Because there are no prospective randomized trials on the evaluation and management of peripheral vascular trauma, the algorithm (Fig. 1) is based on the expert opinion of WTA members and published observational studies. It may not be applicable at all hospitals caring for injured patients. The algorithm contains letters that correspond to lettered text that is intentionally concise. This Part I algorithm… CONTINUE READING