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1st Edition

Prehospital Trauma Care

ISBN 9780824705374
Published July 27, 2001 by CRC Press
816 Pages

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Book Description

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.
  • 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

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    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