The First Aid and Hospital Treatment of Gunshot and Blast Injuries.

  title={The First Aid and Hospital Treatment of Gunshot and Blast Injuries.},
  author={Axel Franke and Dan Bieler and Benedikt Friemert and Robert Schwab and Erwin Kollig and Christoph G{\"u}sgen},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={114 14},
BACKGROUND When gunshot and blast injuries affect only a single person, first aid can always be delivered in conformity with the relevant guidelines. In contrast, when there is a dynamic casualty situation affecting many persons, such as after a terrorist attack, treatment may need to be focused on immediately life-threatening complications. METHODS This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in Medline and on the authors' clinical experience. RESULTS In a… CONTINUE READING
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