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Table 8 Key emergency interventions.

From: The Utstein template for uniform reporting of data following major trauma: A joint revision by SCANTEM, TARN, DGU-TR and RITG

No. Emergency interventions
1 Damage control thoracotomy – (any emergency or urgent thoracotomy performed for bleeding or suspected bleeding into the chest, but excluding simple thoracic tube drainage)
2 Damage control laparotomy – (any emergency or urgent laparotomy performed for bleeding or suspected bleeding into the abdomen, including bleeding from the aorta)
3 Extraperitoneal pelvic packing
4 Limb revascularisation (Arterial injury necessitating vascular surgery or interventional radiology, including all interventions for pulseless limb, decreased perfusion and intimal arterial injuries)
5 Interventional radiology (Angiographic embolisation; Stent; Stent-graft placement – excluding limb revascularisations which are classified as No. 4)
6 Craniotomy
7 Intracranial pressure (ICP) device insertion (excluding cases were the ICP device was inserted as part of a craniotomy, which are classified as No. 6)