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Prehospital Trauma Care
     

Prehospital Trauma Care

by Eldar Soreide (Editor), Christopher M. Grande (Editor), Soreide/Grande
 

Comprehensive in scope and content, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery.
Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland,

Overview

Comprehensive in scope and content, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery.
Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
Considering geographic and cultural perspectives in trauma care, Prehospital Trauma Care explores

  • demographics and mechanisms of injury in PTC
  • organization of PTC in developed countries worldwide
  • the hierarchy of the prehospital trauma team and crew-resource management
  • features of initial patient care from advanced airway management to state-of-the-art fluid resuscitation and prevention of hypothermia, including provision of adequate analgesia
  • specialized approaches to blunt and penetrating trauma
  • treating special groups such as the traumatized child and the entrapped patient, as well as specific situations, including chemical injuries and hypothermia
  • transport and extraordinary challenges such as rural areas, mass attendance events, terrorism, and VIP protection
  • and much more.
    Promoting an efficient trauma chain of survival and a secure continuum of care, Prehospital Trauma Care is essential reading for emergency medicine and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, sports medicine specialists, air and ground transport nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and all related medical specialists with an interest in trauma care.
  • Editorial Reviews

    Doody's Review Service
    Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
    Description: This prehospital trauma care book is written under the auspices of the international anesthesia community treating injury.
    Purpose: A broad perspective is provided on the conduct of initial management of patients sustaining various types of trauma.
    Audience: The practitioner or senior trainee providing management of the trauma victim is an appropriate audience for this work. Those in other disciplines, including paramedics and nurses involved in this undertaking, may benefit from some of the discussion.
    Features: The 40 chapters are organized into four parts beginning with general prehopsital care and continuing through triage considerations, special trauma problems, and initial surgical management. Chapters are clearly written with subtopics divided by texture of type. Each chapter includes a substantial reference list with citations representing original work dating to within two years of publication. Tables are used effectively, but line drawings and black-and-white photographs reproduce with inconsistent quality. The table of contents divides chapters into type of content and gives indication of authorship. A subject index of approximately 25 pages concludes.
    Assessment: This book represents the finest work to date by the International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society. The more comprehensive and effective chapters tend to include senior contributors from both sides of the Atlantic. Where contributors come from only one continent, reference material is often limited to the literature of that region. This book compliments Ferrera et al.'s Trauma Management: An Emergency Medicine Approach (Mosby, 2001) recently produced in the United States.
    3 Stars from Doody
    Anesthesia and Analgesia
    ...well illustrated, well written, enjoyable to read, and well referenced....comprehensive.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824705374
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    07/28/2001
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    816
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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