2nd Edition

Trauma Care Manual

ISBN 9780340928264
Published November 27, 2008 by CRC Press
336 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

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.

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

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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


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

Mr Stephen Bush, Univadis, 2009