Here is Mark’s talk on emergency department resuscitative thoracotomy.
- Here is a good summary from LITFL titled “ED Thoracotomy: Is it Just the First Part of the Autopsy?” by Kane Guthrie
- Hunt PA, Greaves I, Owens WA. Emergency thoracotomy in thoracic trauma-a review. Injury. 2006 Jan;37(1):1-19. is a great review article on the subject
- Here are a couple of algorithms:
Here are the videos: