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Retrospective data suggest that chemical prophylaxis is safe in patients whose condition is stable, even with closed-head and solid-organ injuries, and that chemical DVT prophylaxis can be safely initiated 24 to 72 hours after injury in these patients. Large randomized trials are still needed to better define the best thromboprophylaxis regimen and the optimal timing for initiation of thromboprophylaxis in patients with major trauma. KEY POINTS: GENERAL APPROACH TO TRAUMA PATIENTS 1. Untreated airway compromise is a major cause of preventable death in trauma.

Respir Care 36:837-843, 1991. 32 CHAPTER 4 ASSESSMENTS OF OXYGENATION 7. Michael PW, Grocott MB, Martin DS, et al: Arterial blood gases and oxygen content in climbers on Mount Everest. N Engl J Med 360:140-149, 2009. 8. Mithoefer JC, Bossman OG, Thibeault DW, et al: The clinical estimation of alveolar ventilation. Am Rev Respir Dis 98:868-871, 1968. 9. Nuckton TJ, Alonso JA, Kallet RH, et al: Pulmonary dead-space fraction as a risk factor for death in the acute respiratory distress syndrome. N Engl J Med 346:1281-1286, 2002.

If all these maneuvers can be completed without eliciting pain or tenderness, cervical spinal immobilization is not necessary. If pain or tenderness is identified at any point, a cervical collar should be reapplied immediately, and a CT scan of the cervical spine performed. In patients who are not clinically examinable, radiographic evaluation should begin with a CT scan of the cervical spine. Our practice is to discontinue cervical immobilization if the attending radiologist and trauma surgeon agree that the CT scan is completely normal, meaning not only is there no fracture but there is no abnormality of any kind, including no prevertebral soft tissue swelling, and no loss of normal lordosis.

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