Thoracic trauma: the deadly dozen.

  title={Thoracic trauma: the deadly dozen.},
  author={Linda Yamamoto and Crissy Schroeder and Derek Morley and Cathie Beliveau},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  volume={28 1},
Deadly Dozen ... Lethal Six ... Hidden Six ... Major thoracic injuries are known as the Deadly Dozen. The Lethal Six (airway obstruction, tension pneumothorax, cardiac tamponade, open pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, and flail chest) are immediate, life-threatening injuries that require evaluation and treatment during primary survey. The Hidden Six (thoracic aortic disruption, tracheobronchial disruption, myocardial contusion, traumatic diaphragmatic tear, esophageal disruption, and pulmonary… CONTINUE READING