Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 4, P673-681, October 1986

Critical Care as an Integral Part of Trauma Care

  • Anthony A. Meyer
    Corresponding author: Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 136 Burnett Womack Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Associate Professor of Surgery; Medical Director of Critical Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

    Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • Donald D. Trunkey
    Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
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      This article presents the inter-relation between trauma and critical care. Historical aspects, present status, and future directions are discussed. The arguments over who should care for trauma patients in the intensive care units are considered, and an effective system for providing care is presented.
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