Advanced Technologies in Trauma Critical Care Management

Jeremy W. Cannon*, Kevin K. Chung, David R. King

*Corresponding author for this work

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Care of critically injured patients has evolved over the 50 years since Shoemaker established one of the first trauma units at Cook County Hospital in 1962. Modern trauma intensive care units offer a high nurse-to-patient ratio, physicians and midlevel providers who manage the patients, and technologically advanced monitors and therapeutic devices designed to optimize the care of patients. This article describes advances that have transformed trauma critical care, including bedside ultrasonography, novel patient monitoring techniques, extracorporeal support, and negative pressure dressings. It also discusses how to evaluate the safety and efficacy of future advances in trauma critical care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)903-923
Number of pages21
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Extracorporeal therapy
  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Innovation
  • Trauma critical care
  • Ultrasound
  • Wound management


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