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Chest Wound Management in Pre-Hospital Settings: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: July 25, 2019
Project Number: RA1053-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of a wet seal versus basic first aid for management of traumatic chest wounds in a pre-hospital setting?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding emergency management of traumatic chest wounds in a pre-hospital setting?

Key Message

Three evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding emergency management of traumatic chest wounds in a pre-hospital setting. No relevant clinical evidence was identified regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of a wet seal versus basic first aid for management of traumatic chest wounds in a pre-hospital setting.