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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-162

A rare complication of cardiopulmonary resuscitation applied during transportation by ambulance: A case report of flail chest


Department of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Adnan Yamanoglu
Department of Emergency Medicine, Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Basin Sitesi, Izmir 35360
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2452-2473.348437

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to be applied during patient transfer by ambulance differs from CPR applied in the field or in the hospital in terms of physical condition. Especially the deeper and faster chest compressions recommended in the latest CPR guidelines, when administered during ambulance transport, may result in a further increase in traumatic CPR complications. However, in the current CPR guidelines, there are no clear recommendations regarding additional measures that can be taken to reduce the complications and increase the efficiency of CPR during patient transport. In this study, a case of flail chest that developed after short-term CPR application during ambulance transport is presented. The aim of this study was to evaluate the flail chest complication and solution suggestions that may occur due to chest compressions applied during transportation.


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