Int J Intern Emerg Med | Volume 3, Issue 3 | Review Article | Open Access

Teaching Approach of Primary Survey in Trauma Patients

Elbaih AH1* and Basyouni FH2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
2Department of medicine, Sulaiman Al-Rajhi University, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Adel Hamed Elbaih 

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Background: The primary survey is the initial assessment and management of a trauma patient. With a systematic method to the immediate assessment and treatment of critically ill or injured patients by following to ABCDE approach. Targeted Population: All trauma patients who are requiring urgent management in the ED, with Emergency Physicians for teaching protocol. Aim of the Study: Appropriate assessment and priorities for trauma cases by knowledge and training protocol to Emergency Physicians. Based on patients’ injuries, vital signs, and the injury mechanisms. Conclusion: Appropriate knowledge and training for practitioners uses a primary survey to quickly assess, identify, and treat any life-threatening injuries is essential skills and knowledge to increase incidence of survival. Which should be applied according to the ATLS guidelines and throughout each step.


Trauma; Emergency physicians; ABCDE approach


Elbaih AH, Basyouni FH. Teaching Approach of Primary Survey in Trauma Patients. Int J Intern Emerg Med. 2020; 3(3): 1035.

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