2006, Number 3
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ABSTRACTMilitary trauma, such as defined by Tsokos and Atkins, is an everyday risk resulting from the activities of enlisted personnel in the Mexican Army. Once life-threatening injuries have been identified and treated, sedation/analgesia is often necessary, either as a low-therapeutic index procedure, or as an adjunct to procedures with a high therapeutic index. The problem of the lack of anesthesiologists in the staff at Regional Military Medical Centers also affects the Mexican Army. Thus, every military physician who provides medical assistance on the front line of military operations should be knowledgeable of the basic concepts and skills to carry out these techniques, in order to facilitate the transference and to improve the survival rate among the victims of military trauma.
Petrone P, Meneu DJC, García-Núñez LM, Pulido CJ, Moreno EA, Cortina J. Asistencia prehospitalaria al paciente traumatizado. En: Asensio GJA, Meneu DJC, Moreno GE, eds. Traumatismos: Fisiopatología, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Primera Edición. Madrid, España; Fundación Mutua-Investigación Médica, 2005:23-34.