Produced by a world-renowned team of trauma specialists, this source reviews initial management considerations beginning in the pre-hospital phase, continues through the primary and secondary surveys of the hospital-based evaluation process, and proceeds to the perioperative management of trauma, burns, and associated conditions. This reference provides practical and expertly written chapters that specifically focus on problems unique to the trauma patient and delve into issues affecting future research and management perspectives.
Table of Contents
RESUSCITATION. History of Trauma. Mechanisms and Epidemiology of Trauma. Prehospital Care. Trauma Scoring and Triage. Resuscitation Suite and OR Readiness. Trauma Team Performance. Transport of the Trauma Patient. Primary Survey: Initial Priorities Resuscitation.Definitive Airway Management.Intravenous Access Considerations. Fluid Resuscitation Strategy. Initial Assessment of Circulation and Prevention of Shock. Resuscitative Thoracotomy. Secondary Survey: Comprehensive Trauma Evaluation. Cervical Spine: Initial Evaluation and Management of Known/Suspected Injury. Diagnostic Imaging for Trauma. PERIOPERATIVE ANESTHESIA & SURGICAL MANAGEMENT. Preop Eval., Preparation, and Monitoring. Ongoing Resuscitation Endpoints & Strategies. GA Induction and Maintenance for Trauma. Regional Anesthesia for Trauma.Damage Control. Maxillofacial Injuries. Head Trauma. Penetrating Neck Trauma. Cardio-Thoracic Trauma.Cervical and Thoracic Vertebral Spine Trauma. Abdominal Trauma. Pelvic Trauma. Extremity Trauma. Alcohol and Drug Intoxication in Trauma. Poisoning, and Toxic Exposure. Bites, Stings and Envenomation. Anaphylaxis and Allergy in Trauma. Burn Injuries. Near Drowning. Pediatric Trauma. Geriatric Trauma. Obstetric Trauma. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD): Chemical, Biological, & Radiation War Agents. Hypothermia and Heat Related Illness. Pitfalls in Management of the Trauma Patient. Tertiary Survey of the Trauma Patient.
“I highly recommend this reference text to all anesthesiologists involved in trauma care. Residents and fellows will also gain significant insight, enhance their global knowledge base, and become well rounded practitioners through the expertise of many contributing authors to this text.”
Ian Zunder – The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa
“…The editors are eminently qualified and have succeeded in producing an authoritative and comprehensive textbook on trauma….this two-volume set is an extremely valuable contribution because of the importance of the subject, the fact that the topic has not been so comprehensively covered in one text until now, and because of the wisdom of the editors.”
—Vice Admiral Richard Henry Carmona, 17th General of the United States of America
“…a very compelling and important resource in the management of trauma….strongly recommended.”
—Kenneth L. Mattox, Chief of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.