Trauma Care Manual  book cover
3rd Edition

Trauma Care Manual

ISBN 9781498788847
Published November 29, 2021 by CRC Press
593 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Trauma Care Manual 3e is the definitive evidence-based manual of best trauma practice. Now in its third edition, this valuable book continues to provide clear practical guidelines for the management of victims of major trauma. New coverage includes chapters on abdominal and urological trauma, aswell as trauma in the obese patient. Also included is coverage of pre-hospital management; trauma centres, sytems & teams; modern trauma resuscitation; trauma physiology & metabolism; damage control surgery. Written by members of Trauma Care, this book offers a nationally accepted set of standards for good practice.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
List of Contributors
Chapter 1. The Trauma Epidemic                           
Chapter 2. Mechanism of Injury           
Chapter 3. Triage        
Chapter 4. Pre-Hospital Care
Chapter 5. Trauma Systems, Centres and Teams
Chapter 6. Patient Assessment            
Chapter 7. Trauma Physiology and Metabolism     
Chapter 8. Catastrophic Haemorrhage         
Chapter 9. Airway Management          
Chapter 10. Thoracic Trauma  
Chapter 11. Shock Management
Chapter 12. Damage Control Surgery            
Chapter 13. Head Injury             
Chapter 14. Maxillofacial Trauma  
Chapter 15. Ophthalmological Trauma           
Chapter 16. Spinal Injuries
Chapter 17. Abdominal and genitourinary trauma      
Chapter 18. Vascular Trauma    
Chapter 19. Musculoskeletal Trauma
Chapter 20. Radiology.
Chapter 21. Infection in Trauma    
Chapter 22. Injuries in Children    
Chapter 23. Trauma in Women
Chapter 24. Trauma in the Elderly   
Chapter 25. Firearms, Ballistics and Gunshot wounds
Chapter 26. Blast Injuries 
Chapter 27. Injuries Due to Burns and Cold
Chapter 28. CBRN and the Trauma Victim  
Chapter 29. Care of the Obese Trauma Patient 
Chapter 30. Analgesia and Anaesthesia
Chapter 31. Intensive Care Management of Major Trauma 
Chapter 32. Patient Transfer
Chapter 33. Psychological Aspects of Trauma
Chapter 34. Rehabilitation after Trauma
Chapter 35. Trauma Scoring Systems and Their Application
Chapter 36. Transplantation and Organ Donation
Appendix A. Viscoelastic Haemostatic Assays


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Col Ian Greaves was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1986, training initially in general medicine. He joined the British Army in 1999 as a consultant in Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Emergency Medicine, Physicians (London) and Surgeons of Edinburgh.  Between 2008 and 2014 he was Defence Consultant Advisor in Emergency Medicine and clinical lead for Pre-hospital Care for the three Armed Services. He deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Col Greaves was Honorary Surgeon to HM Queen Elizabeth II from 2011 to 2014 and was made Officer of the Order of St John in 2005. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Royal Geographical Society and was made an honorary fellow of the Ambulance Services Institute in 2014 for services to pre-hospital medicine.  Col Greaves holds a personal chair at the University of Teesside.  He   currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Order of St John and of St John Ambulance and as an examiner for the fellowships in Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine and for postgraduate degrees in trauma at Queen Mary University of London.  Col Greaves is the author or editor of textbooks on trauma, pre-hospital Care, major incident management and medical responses to terrorism and is editor of the journal Trauma. He is also a member of the Northern Region NHS Clinical Senate and has been actively involved in NHS clinical service provision reviews.

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