Positionnement du patient en médecine d’urgence : beaucoup d’expériences, mais peu d’évidences [Position of a patient in emergency situations : lots of experiences, few evidences]

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serval:BIB_2EFFCA3271A3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Positionnement du patient en médecine d’urgence : beaucoup d’expériences, mais peu d’évidences [Position of a patient in emergency situations : lots of experiences, few evidences]
Journal
Revue medicale suisse
Author(s)
Dunand A., Carron P.N., Pasquier M., Maudet L.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
ISSN-L
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/08/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Number
570
Pages
1369-1372
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In emergency situations, regularly trained technical skills return as automatisms. This is so with the positioning of our critical patients. According to their signs and symptoms (e.g. respiratory distress, unconsciousness, hypotension), they will be installed immediately in a semi-sitting position, in the recovery position, in the Trendelenburg position or with raised legs. But are these gestures repeated and transmitted to successive generations of caregivers really effective and safe? Do we understand the original context and purpose in which these positions were invented? Here we review three of the most common positions in emergency medicine, reminding ourselves of their contextual origin, as well as existing evidence and limits to their use. It is up to you to judge whether they remain relevant in your clinical practice.
Keywords
Emergency Medical Services, Head-Down Tilt, Humans, Patient Positioning
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