ABC of Major Trauma / Edition 4

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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow.

The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies.

Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams.

Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services.

Covers the upper airway, chest injuries, head injuries, spine & spinal cord, abdomen, limb, burns, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This remains a worthy introduction to an important clinical problem for generalists and students.” (Doody’s, 28 June 2013)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This fourth edition of a book on the initial management of injury is part of a series on basic principles of care. The previous edition was published in 2000.
Purpose: It is intended as an overview of trauma care for trainees and generalists.
Audience: "Initial physician responders in training programs or a general practice setting are an appropriate audience for this book, written by leaders in trauma care, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine in the U.K. "
Features: "This attractive book begins with initial assessment followed by chapters on management of injuries to specific anatomic regions and principles of resuscitation. A second group of chapters of equal length describe supporting services and special patient groups. For example, the role of the trauma nurse, radiology, and transfer principles are discussed. Special patient groups include pregnant women, children, elderly trauma, and burn injury. Concluding chapters describe the psychological effects of trauma, mass casualty situations, and ballistic injury. Chapters are clearly written and make excellent use of line drawings and tables. Digital photographs are used, but they do not reproduce with consistent quality. Many radiographs also are of inconsistent quality. Nearly all chapters include a reference list, but most represent secondary sources and websites. Another concern is that a significant number of references are a decade or more old. The table of contents lists chapters and cites authorship while a detailed subject index includes separate citations for figures, tables, and boxes. "
Assessment: This remains a worthy introduction to an important clinical problem for generalists and students. However, students, in particular, will suffer from the lack of references citing current research.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780727918598
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/8/2013
  • Series: ABC Series , #202
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 821,980
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David Skinner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK

Peter Driscoll, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors, vii

Foreword, xi

Preface, xiii

Acknowledgements, xv

List of Abbreviations, xvii

1 Initial Assessment and Management: Primary Survey and Resuscitation, 1
David V. Skinner and Peter A. Driscoll

2 Initial Assessment and Management: Secondary Survey, 8
Rachael Pery-Johnston and David V. Skinner

3 The Upper Airway, 13
David Watson and Catherine Peters

4 Thoracic Trauma, 18
Andrew Blyth

5 Hypovolaemic Shock, 29
Jerry P. Nolan and Rick Pullinger

6 Head Injuries, 35
Lisa E. Munro-Davies

7 Maxillofacial Trauma, 44
Steve R. Watt-Smith, Sarah J. Wilson and Karen A. Eley

8 Spine and Spinal Cord Injury, 52
Andrew Swain and Andre Cromhout

9 Abdominal Trauma, 67
Munawar Al-Mudhaffar and Philip Hormbrey

10 The Urinary Tract, 71
Jaskarn Rai, Ajith Malalasekera, Timothy Terry and Anthony Deane

11 Limb Injuries, 78
Rohit Kotnis, Nigel Rossiter and Keith Willett

12 Eye Injuries, 85
John Elston and Andrew Gibson

13 Medical Problems in Trauma Patients, 90
Tom Hughes

14 Radiological Assessment, 97
James Rankine, David Nicholson, Peter A. Driscoll and Dominic Barron

15 Role of the Trauma Nurse, 101
Jill Hill

16 Scoring Systems for Trauma, 105
Maralyn Woodford

17 Handling Distressed Relatives and Breaking Bad News, 109
Chris A. J. McLauchlan

18 Trauma in Pregnancy, 116
Rebecca S. Black and Deborah J. Harrington

19 Paediatric Trauma, 119
John J. M. Black

20 Trauma in the Elderly, 134
Carl L. Gwinnutt and Michael A. Horan

21 Prehospital Trauma Care, 140
John J. M. Black

22 Transfer of the Trauma Patient, 152
Carl L. Gwinnutt and Alastair W. Wilson

23 Management of Severe Burns, 158
Oliver Fenton, Colin Robertson and Orla Austin

24 Chemical Incidents, 166
Virginia Murray

25 Ballistic Injury, 171
Rob Russell, Jon Clasper, Bruce Jenner, Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney

26 Trauma in Hostile Environments, 180
Mark Byers, Peter R. Davis, Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney

27 Psychological Trauma, 186
Martin P. Deahl

28 Major Incidents, 191
Lizle Blom and John J. M. Black

29 Trauma Systems in Developing Countries, 203
Douglas Wilkinson

Index, 209

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