The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury and before, during, and after acute care surgery--from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, this manual will be a staple reference in emergency departments and trauma centers.
Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 200 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include organ injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, and frequently used forms.
"Doody's Core Titles(TM) 2009."
Introduction to Trauma Care Patterns of Blunt Injury Patterns of Penetrating Injury The Physiologic Response to Injury Shock Prehospital Care Air Medical and Interhospital Transport Trauma Team Activation Organization Prior to Trauma Team Arrival Adult Trauma Resuscitation Airway Management Vascular Access Imaging of Trauma Patients Interventional Radiology in Trauma Documentation, Coding, Compliance, and EMTELA Operating Room Practice Head Injury Injuries to the Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Soft Tissue Wounds of the Face Bony Oral-Maxillofacial Injuries Ophthalmic Injuries Penetrating Neck Injury Blunt Neck Injury Thoracic Injury Thoracic Vascular Injury Abdominal Injury Abdominal Vascular Injury Damage Control Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Genitourinary Injuries Orthopedic Injuries Pelvic Fractures Hand Injury Compartment Syndrome Peripheral Vascular Injuries Soft-tissue Trauma ICU Care of the Trauma Patient Commonly Missed Injuries and Pitfalls Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient Pain Management Hypothermia, Cold Injury, and Drowning Blood Transfusion Nutrition/Metabolism Support of the Organ Donor Burns/Inhalation Injury Pediatric Trauma Care of the Pregnant Trauma Patient Geriatric Trauma Rehabilitation after Trauma Venous Thromboembolism Disasters/Multicasualty Incidents Injury Prevention Miscellaneous Procedures Introduction to Emergency Surgery Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain Initial Evaluation and Resuscitation of the General Surgery Patient/Preoperative Infections of Trauma Patients The Acute Abdomen in Intensive Care Unit Patients Vascular Emergencies Gastrointestinal Bleeding Esophageal Emergencies The Gut: Inflammation and Perforation Bowel Obstruction Acute Anorectal Pain Incarcerated Hernias Acute Cholecystitis, Cholangitis, and Pancreatitis Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies Appendix A. Injury Scales Appendix B. Tetanus Prophylaxis Appendix C. Frequently Used Forms Index