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Trauma Care Manual

2nd Edition

By Ian Greaves, Keith Porter, Jeff Garner

CRC Press

336 pages

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The Trauma Care Manual was first published in 2000, and was the first evidence-based manual of best trauma practice. Now in its second edition, it continues to offer clear and practical guidelines for the management of victims of major trauma, reflecting current practice in the United Kingdom and Europe.

The second edition benefits from an increase in illustrative material, and is further enhanced by the addition of at least one case study for every topic in the book. 'Objectives' and 'Summary' boxes ensure a user-friendly approach, and are supplemented by key points, highlighted throughout the text. New to the second edition are 'Global Perspectives' boxes at the end of most of the chapters, which highlight techniques and practices from around the world.

Written by members of Trauma Care and invited experts, the Trauma Care Manual offers a nationally accepted set of standards for good practice which provide a benchmark for all those involved in the care of the trauma patient. It is a unique reference for all professionals involved in the care of victims of trauma and an invaluable addition to every Accident and Emergency Department.


"this manual is a very pragmatic, useable and thoughtful book which contains sensible and practical advice"

Mr Stephen Bush, Univadis, 2009

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Trauma Care

Pre-hospital care

The trauma epidemic

Mechanism of injury


Initial assessment

Patient assesment

Control of catastrophic haemorrhage

Airway management

Thoracic injury


Regional survey

Head injury

Maxillofacial injuries

Ophthalmic injuries

Spinal injuries

Abdominal trauma

Musculoskeletal trauma

Special circumstances

Injuries in children

Trauma in women

Trauma in the elderly

Gunshot injuries

Blast injury

Injuries due to burns and cold

Ongoing care

Analgesia and anaesthesia for the trauma patient

Intensive care management of major trauma

Patient transfer

Psychological reactions to trauma

Rehabilitation after trauma

Trauma scoring

Organ donation


About the Authors

Professor Ian Greaves, Visiting Professor in Emergency Medicine University of Teesside; Consultant in Emergency Medicine James Cook University Hospital, Teesside; and Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps
Mr Keith Porter, Chairman of Trauma Care. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham
Major Jeff Garner, Specialist Registrar in General Surgery in the Defence Medical Services, UK

Subject Categories

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