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Prehospital Trauma Care

1st Edition

Edited by Eldar Soreide, Christopher M. Grande

CRC Press

816 pages

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Comprehensive in scope and content, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery.

Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

Considering geographic and cultural perspectives in trauma care, Prehospital Trauma Care explores

  • demographics and mechanisms of injury in PTC

  • organization of PTC in developed countries worldwide

  • the hierarchy of the prehospital trauma team and crew-resource management

  • features of initial patient care from advanced airway management to state-of-the-art fluid resuscitation and prevention of hypothermia, including provision of adequate analgesia

  • specialized approaches to blunt and penetrating trauma

  • treating special groups such as the traumatized child and the entrapped patient, as well as specific situations, including chemical injuries and hypothermia

  • transport and extraordinary challenges such as rural areas, mass attendance events, terrorism, and VIP protection

  • and much more.

    Promoting an efficient trauma chain of survival and a secure continuum of care, Prehospital Trauma Care is essential reading for emergency medicine and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, sports medicine specialists, air and ground transport nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and all related medical specialists with an interest in trauma care.

  • Reviews


    From the Forewords…

    This substantial textbook brings together a distinguished multinational authorship to address the subject of prehospital trauma care. The subject does not lend itself easily to evidence-based scientific study and the authors stand out in medical society as leaders in this difficult field.

    …a splendid contribution to the literature."-Peter Baskett, FRCA, FRCP, FFAEM, Consultant Emeritus, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK

    This book is a clear example of how it is possible to draw across national boundaries to find the principles of [emergency] management, with contributors from many different countries in both Europe and North America.-Peter Rosen, M.D., University of California School of Medicine, San Diego

    "…well illustrated, well written, enjoyable to read, and well referenced….comprehensive.

    "-Anesthesia & Analgesia

    Table of Contents

    General Aspects of Prehospital Trauma Care

    (Editors: Markus D. W. Lipp and Luis F. Eljaiek, Jr.)

    Prehospital Trauma Care: Scope and Practice

    Wolfgang Ummenhofer and Koichi Tanigawa

    Prehospital Trauma Care: Demographics

    Kim J. Gupta, Jerry P. Nolan, and Michael J. A. Parr

    Mechanisms of Injury in Trauma

    Allysan Armstrong-Brown and Doreen Yee

    The Role of the Physician in Prehospital Trauma Care

    Freddy K. Lippert and Eldar Søreide

    The Role of the Transport Nurse in Prehospital Trauma Care

    Charlene Mancuso and William F. Fallon, Jr.

    The Role of the Paramedic in Prehospital Trauma Care

    Gregg S. Margolis, Marvin Wayne, and Paul Berlin

    Working in the Prehospital Environment: Safety Aspects and Teamwork

    Craig Greis and Pål Madsen

    Disasters and Mass Casualty Situations

    Christopher M. Grande, Jan De Boer, J. D. Polk, and Markus D. W. Lipp

    Research and Uniform Reporting

    Wolfgang F. Dick

    Trauma Scoring

    Luc Van Camp and David W. Yates

    Organization, Documentation, and Continuous Quality Improvement

    Ken Hillman, Michael Sugrue, and Thomas A. Sweeney

    Assessment, Treatment, and Triage

    (Editors: Charles D. Deakin and Richard D. Zane)

    Initial Assessment, Triage, and Basic and Advanced Life Support

    Jeremy Mauger and Charles D. Deakin

    Advanced Airway Management and Use of Anesthetic Drugs

    Charles E. Smith, Ron M. Walls, David Lockey, and Herbert Kuhnigk

    Oxygenation, Ventilation, and Monitoring

    Stephen H. Thomas, Suzanne K. Wedel, and Marvin Wayne

    Traumatic and Hemorrhagic Shock: Basic Pathophysiology and Treatment

    Richard P. Dutton

    Prehospital Vascular Access for the Trauma Patient

    Thomas A. Sweeney and Antonio Marques

    Fluid Resuscitation and Circulatory Support: Fluids-When, What, and How Much?

    Hengo Haljamäe and Maureen McCunn

    Fluid Resuscitation and Circulatory Support: Use of Pneumatic Antishock Garment

    Nelson Tang and Richard D. Zane

    Surgical Procedures

    Stephen R. Hayden, Tom Silfvast, Charles D. Deakin, and Gary M. Vilke

    Hypothermia: Prevention and Treatment

    Matthias Helm, Jens Hauke, and Lorenz A. Lampl

    Analgesia, Sedation, and Other Pharmacotherapy

    Agnès Ricard-Hibon and John Schou

    Problem-Based Approach to Trauma

    (Editors: Freddy K. Lippert and William F. Fallon, Jr.)

    Patients with Multiple Trauma Including Head Injuries

    Giuseppe Nardi, Stefano Di Bartolomeo, and Peter Oakley

    The Patient with Penetrating Injuries

    Kimball I. Maull and Paul E. Pepe

    Prehospital Trauma Management of the Pediatric Patient

    Aleksandra J. Mazurek, Philippe-Gabriel Meyer, and Gail E. Rasmussen

    Trauma in the Elderly

    Eran Tal-Or and Moshe Michaelson

    The Pregnant Trauma Patient

    Susan Kaplan and Hans-R. Paschen

    The Entrapped Patient

    Anders Ersson, Dario Gonzalez, and Frans Rutten

    Patients with Orthopedic Injuries

    Asgeir M. Kvam


    Søren Loumann Nielsen

    Emergency Management of Injury from the Release of Toxic Substances: Medical Aspects of the HAZMAT System

    David J. Baker and Hans-R. Paschen


    Walter Hasibeder and Wolfgang Schobersberger

    Accidental Hypothermia and Avalanche Injuries

    Peter Mair

    Diving Injuries and Hyperbaric Medicine

    Guttorm Bratteboe and Enrico M. Camporesi

    Snake, Insect, and Marine Bites and Stings

    Judith R. Klein and Paul S. Auerbach

    Transportation and Specific Problems

    (Editors: Christian Lackner and Daniel Scheidegger)

    Helicopter Versus Ground Transport: When is it Appropriate?

    Daniel G. Hankins and Pål Madsen

    Trauma in Rural and Remote Areas

    Lance Shepherd, Tim Auger, Torben Wisborg, and Janet Williams

    Trauma Care Support for Mass Events, Counterterrorism, and VIP Protection

    Richard Carmona, Christopher M. Grande, and Dario Gonzalez

    Patient Turnover: Arriving and Interacting in the Emergency Department

    Stephen R. Hayden, Andreas Thierbach, Gary M. Vilke, and Michael Sugrue

    Psychological Aspects, Debriefing

    Birgit Schober

    Enhancing Patient Safety and Reducing Medical Error: The Role of Human Factors in Improving Trauma Care

    Paul Barach

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine