Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care, this set discusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient.
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.
TRAUMA. Neurophysiology Review. Pulmonary Physiology Review. Cardiovascular Physiology Review. Clinical Pharmacology Review. Analgesia and Sedation for Trauma and Critical Care. Neuromuscular Blockade for Trauma and Critical Care. Neurological Monitoring. Respiratory Monitoring. Cardiovascular Monitoring. Renal and Splanchnic Monitoring. Temperature Monitoring. Head Injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Critical Care Management. Management of Intracerebral Vascular Catastrophies. Pediatric Neurological Emergencies. Brain Death and Organ Donation. Hemodynamic Management. Shock. Myocardial Ischemia in Trauma and Critical Care. Dysrhythmia: Diagnosis and Management. Use of the TEE in the SICU. Mechanical Assist Devices. Acute Respiratory Failure: Initial Diagnosis & Management. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Special Considerations Related to Chest Injuries. Respiratory Care. Mechanical Ventilation. Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation. Extubation of the Difficult Airway & ETT Change in the SICU. Gastrointestinal Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis. Nutritional and Metabolic Evaluation and Monitoring. Enteral Nutrition. Parental Nutrition. Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Liver Dysfunction in the Previously Well Patient. Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure. The Cirrhotic Patient. Artificial Liver, Blood Cleansing Techniques. Pancreatitis in Trauma and Critical Illness. Renal Prophylaxis: Role of Renal Protective Agents in the SICU. Rhabidomylysis. Oliguria: Renal Failure or Renal Success? Dialysis Therapies in the SICU. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders. Acid-Base Disorders. Fever in the SICU. Sepsis. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia. Indwelling Vascular Catheter Related Infection & Sepsis. Abdominal Sources of Infection. Sinusitis. The Immunocompromised Patient. Antimicrobial Therapy. Anemia: Diagnosis and Treatment. Thrombocytopenia/Thrombocytosis. Venous Thrombo-Embolus Disease. Leukocytosis / Neutropenia. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. Rational Use of Blood Products. Glucose and Insulin Management in Critical Care. Thyroid / Parathyroid Disorders. Adrenal Suppression and Crisis. SIRS (Endocrine vs. Autocrine). Family Centered Critical Care. Acute Stress Disorder, & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Rehabilitation: Starts in the SICU. Ethical & Legal Issues in Trauma and Critical Care. Religious and Cultural Differences in Brain Death and End of Life Care. Comfort Care During the Withholding/Withdrawal Life Support. Critical Care Rounds, Notes, and Use of Consultants. Financial Considerations for Trauma and Critical Care. Remote Management of Trauma & Critical Care. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Applications for Trauma and Critical Care. Severity of Illness Scoring for Critical Care. Algorithms for Trauma and Critical Care.
"…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, USA