pneumatic antishock garment


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garment

 [gahr´ment]
an article of clothing.
pneumatic antishock garment an inflatable garment used to combat shock, stabilize fractures, promote hemostasis and increase peripheral vascular resistance. Called also MAST suit.
Pneumatic antishock garment (MAST suit).
pressure garment a garment that applies continual pressure over large areas of healing skin after burns, trauma, and surgical intervention; worn continually for several months to a year, it limits hypertrophy and contraction of scar tissue.

pneu·mat·ic an·ti·shock gar·ment

(nū-mat'ik an'tē-shŏk gar'ment),
An inflatable suit used to apply pressure to the peripheral circulation, thus reducing blood flow and fluid exudation into tissues to maintain central blood flow in the presence of shock.

pneumatic antishock garment

A garment-like device placed around a patient’s legs and abdomen (it has 2 separate chambers) and inflated to provide emergency treatment of shock until more definitive therapy—e.g., volume replacement, transfusion, or surgery—can be performed

pneumatic antishock garment

MAST garment, military antishock trousers Emergency medicine A garment-like device placed around a Pt's legs and abdomen–2 separate chambers and inflated to provide emergency treatment of shock until more definitive therapy–eg, volume replacement, transfusion, or surgery can be performed Indications Shock with BP < 80 mm Hg, or 80–90 mm Hg if evidence of hypoperfusion; splinting of pelvic and femoral fractures; tamponade of suspected intra-abdominal hemorrhage–eg, from a ruptured or leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm; as an adjunct to CPR in Pts with cardiac arrest

pneu·mat·ic an·ti·shock gar·ment

(nū-mat'ik an'tē-shock' gahr'mĕnt)
An inflatable suit used to apply pressure to the peripheral circulation, thus reducing blood flow and fluid exudation into tissues, to maintain central blood flow in the presence of shock.
Synonym(s): military antishock trousers.