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Volume 5 Issue 4 - 2021
The Restless Acute Trauma Patient: A View Point from the Emergency Room of National Hospital Trauma Centre, Abuja, Nigeria
Onyedika G Okoye*
Head of Trauma and Coordinator, National Trauma Centre, National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Onyedika G Okoye, Department of Surgery, National Hospital Abuja, Nigeria.
Received: March 09, 2021; Published: March 23, 2021


Trauma is the leading cause of death in young adults. The restless acute trauma patient poses a significant challenge to both self and care givers. The patient may be conscious or typically unconscious and may have traumatic brain injury or other injuries. Despite available systematic approach to the care of the injured patient, a deliberate attempt to identify possible causes of restlessness in each patient is a good practice. Simple, focused care tips using ‘restrain guides’ mnemonic has been suggested for easy recall and rapid care of restless patients in the emergency room. Local guidelines adapted from this tip will be useful in specific settings.

Keywords: Restlessness; Acute Trauma; View Point; Emergency Room


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