Whether you are a physician or surgeon with only occasional trauma duties, a resident rotating in trauma, or part of a full-time trauma team, this handbook will help keep your procedures and practices in line with the latest evidence-based guidelines. Included is current information for alternative airway management, ultrasound in the trauma setting, laparoscopic surgery in trauma, terrorism preparedness, damage control, the trauma systems quality improvement process, bedside procedures in the surgical intensive care unit, massive transfusion protocol, diagnosis of blunt cervical vascular injury, and much more.
Presents an evidence- and experience-based guide to the evaluation and initial management of the trauma patient.
Provides a comprehensive but concise trauma reference you can carry in your pocket.
Consists of information direct from the residents on the frontlines at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Provides "Fast Facts and "Pearls and Pitfalls in each chapter that emphasize key points to help you find information quickly and easily.
Incorporates "Evidence boxes highlighting evidence-based guidelines, when available, to help you make more rational judgments about the issues at hand.
Contains up-to-date coverage of timely issues in trauma and critical care including damage control, ultrasound, bedside procedures in the ICU, and terrorism preparedness.
Reflects the numerous advances made in trauma care since the last edition.
David A. Rosenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, is an award-winning researcher and teacher in the field of cognitive psychology.
a Foreword b Foreword (from 2nd e) c Foreword (from 1st e) d Preface/Acknowledge 1 Epidemiology of Trauma 2 Tr Systems/Resources 3 Trauma Systems QI 4 ATLS 5 Trauma Scoring 6 Mech of Injury/Ballistics 7 Weapons of Mass Effect/Disaster Preparation 8 Initial Assessment 9 Shock (and Hypothermia) 10 Transfusion Therapy 11 Diagnostic Modalities in ED 12 Ultrasound in Trauma 13 Catheters and Tubes 14 Damage Control in Trauma 15 Neurologic Trauma 16 Soft Tissue--Face 17 Upper Facial Skeleton 18 Maxillary, Midfacial and Mandibular Fractures 19 Ophthalmic Injuries 20 Neck Injuries 21 Thoracic Trauma 22 Diaphragm Injuries 23 Esophageal Trauma 24 Gastric Trauma 25 Pancreas/Duodenum 26 Small Bowel Trauma 27 Liver/Biliary Tract 28 Splenic Trauma 29 Colon/Rectal Trauma 30 Renal 31 Radiological Diag of Lower Urinary Tract injuries 32 Genital/Perineal Trauma 33 Extremity Vascular Trauma 34 Abdominal Vascular Injury 35 Thermal, Chemical and Cold Injuries 36 Principles of Treatment of Fractures and Dislocation 37 Complications of Musculoskeletal Trauma 38 Fractures of Pelvis and Acetabulum 39 Fractures snd Dislocations of Les 40 Knee Ligament Injuries 41 Foot and Ankle Injuries 42 Upper Extremity Fractures and Dislocations 43 Hand Injuries and Infections 44 Fractures in Children 45 Bites and Stings 46 Trauma in Pregnant Patient 47 Pediatric Trauma 48 Geriatric Trauma 49 Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient 50 Cardiovascular Support in the ICU 51 Bedside Procedures in the Surgical ICU 52 Pulmonary Disorders 53 Disorders of Temperature Regulation 54 Disorders of Acid-Base, Fluid and Electrolytes 55 Infection in SICU 56 Metabolism and Nutrition 57 Management of Organ Donor