Early pulsatile lavage for the decontamination of combat wounds : Historical review and point proposal.
Pulsatile lavage is an effective means of irrigation for grossly contaminated wounds.
Pulse lavage was first used by oral surgeons in the U.S. Army during the war in Vietnam, and U.S. military investigators pioneered its early development and scientifically validated its efficacy.
Modern pulse lavage units are ideally suited for military use because they enable first-and second-echelon medical personnel (including nonphysicians) to rapidly and effectively decontaminate combat wounds with minimal logistic burden.
Pulse lavage units should become standard issue in all combat medical supply canisters or Authorized Medical Allowance blocks, and medical personnel should be trained in their use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Décontamination, Blessure, Combat, Pompe pulsatile, Lavage, Précoce, Méthodologie, Militaire, Historique, Article synthèse, Homme, Infection, Prévention, Traitement instrumental, Technique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decontamination, Injury, Fighting, Pulsatile pump, Washing, Early, Methodology, Military, Case history, Review, Human, Infection, Prevention, Instrumentation therapy, Technique
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0051070
Code Inist : 002B25M. Création : 31/05/1999.