cut throat

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cut throat

Laceration of the throat. The seriousness of the injury depends on the angle of thrust of the cutting object, the location of the injury, and the amount of tissue damage.

Patient care

The patient should be transported to the nearest trauma center for evaluation. If there is evidence of bleeding into the airway, the patient should be positioned so that blood is not aspirated. Suction devices should be available at the bedside. If the trachea is severed, it should be kept open and free of clots. Bleeding sites should be compressed until definitive therapy is available. Vital signs and cardiac rhythms should be continuously monitored. For patients who cannot protect their airways, intubation and mechanical ventilation are required.

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