A call is received from pre-hospital providers regarding an inbound trauma patient. An estimated 30 year-old male with unknown history sustained a penetrating wound to the right flank. On EMS arrival the patient was unresponsive but had a weakly-palpable radial pulse which was lost en-route. Their estimated time of arrival is 5 minutes.
Algorithm for the Selection of Patients for Resuscitative Thoracotomy
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