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The phrase “We've Always Done It This Way” should be not get in the way of advancing science and the care of our patients. Let's question the A,B,Cs of trauma. Is prioritizing circulation better when treating trauma patients that are exsanguinating?

Published:February 15, 2023DOI:
      During the primary survey, the accepted trauma care has been historically led by prioritizing the airway, then breathing, and then , circulation (ABC). In urban trauma centers, specifically those located in high income environments, these steps are taken simultaneously. In rural places, or in environments with fewer resources these steps are taken in sequence. The evidence supporting the systematic ABC approach to injured patients is based on expert consensus, without much scientific evidence to back up this practice.
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