Asked by: Treasa Elfleinasked in category: General Last Updated: 5th February, 2020
How is penetrating trauma treated?
Similarly, how do you treat penetrating wounds?
To take care of a puncture wound:
- Wash your hands. This helps prevent infection.
- Stop the bleeding. Apply gentle pressure with a clean bandage or cloth.
- Clean the wound. Rinse the wound with clear water for five to 10 minutes.
- Apply an antibiotic.
- Cover the wound.
- Change the dressing.
- Watch for signs of infection.
Subsequently, question is, how do you evaluate penetrating injury? Approach to penetrating chest trauma
- Ultrasound (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma, EFAST)
- Chest x-ray and/or CT if patient is stable.
- Others: echocardiography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, angiography.
Herein, which organs are most often damaged with penetrating trauma?
In penetrating abdominal trauma due to stab wounds, the most commonly injured organs are as follows :
- Liver (40%)
- Small bowel (30%)
- Diaphragm (20%)
- Colon (15%)
What is a penetrating chest injury?
DEFINITION: Penetrating injury to the chest: A penetrating injury of the thorax in an area bounded superiorly by the lower neck and inferiorly by the lower costal margin. See also: Thoracoabdominal injuries under “Penetrating Injuries to the Abdomen.”