Ryan's Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide / Edition 3

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Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. This book crystallizes the knowledge and experience accrued by those dealing with ballistic trauma on a regular basis and extends this to those who have to manage these patients on an occasional basis only.

Ryan's Ballistic Trauma 3rd Edition is a valuable reference tool for all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It is especially relevant for consultants and senior trainees in surgery, anesthesia and emergency medicine who are likely to be involved in the management of these unique injuries. This book is essential reading for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room, as well as military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the third edition of an extensive manual on the physiology and management of the patient injured by blast or projectiles. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: Recent clinical lessons derived from experience of members in the Royal Centre for Defense Medicine of the United Kingdom are featured along with reflections of other casualty management experts.
Audience: Surgical, emergency medicine, and critical care trainees with an interest in trauma or military service commitment are an appropriate audience for this book written by expert surgeons, intensivists, and anesthesiologists.
Features: Early chapters describe the physiology and physics of firearms and various explosives. At the heart of this book are chapters on resuscitation, emergency department management, analgesia, and clinical care arranged by organ system. Particular emphasis is given to recent developments in the damage control approach to resuscitation and staged surgical repair. Other chapters discuss special patient groups including pregnant patients and children. Nursing, critical care, and rehabilitation considerations conclude the discussion. Chapters contain reference lists with citations from primary sources dating to within two years of publication. Since illustrations are often taken from battlefield hospitals, the quality is inconsistent. Tables and line drawings reproduce well. A detailed table of contents lists authorship and groups the 45 chapters by content while the concluding subject index provides excellent access to topics.
Assessment: This has the external appearance of a textbook, but is better read as an orientation from seasoned military and civilian trauma practitioners. I heartily recommend this tool to those who manage patients with these injuries.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848821231
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 6/9/2011
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 748
  • Sales rank: 1,010,971
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Personal Views.- A Personal View.- A Personal Experience.- The War in West Philadelphia.- Section Two: Weapons, Blast and Ballistics.- How Guns Work.- The Effects of Bullets.- Bombs, Mines and Fragmentation.- Cluster Munitions.- Shaped Charges and Explosively Formed Projectiles.- Suicide Bombs.- Blast Injury.- Ballistic Protection*.- Forensic Aspects of Ballistic Injury.- Section Three: Trauma Systems.- Civilian Trauma Systems.- Military Trauma System.- Section Four: Prehospital and the Emergency Room.- Triage.- Prehospital Care.- Emergency Department Management.- Imaging Triage for Ballistic Trauma.- Section Five: Advanced Resuscitation and Anaesthesia.- Damage Control Resuscitation.- Battlefield Analgesia.- Anaesthesia for the Ballistic Casualty.- Regional Anaesthesia for the Ballistic Trauma Victim.- Section Six: Clinical Care.- Damage Control Surgery - Concepts.- Management of Ballistic Trauma to the Head.- Spinal Injury.- Eyes.- Maxillofacial Ballistic Injuries.- Neck Injury.- Damage Control.- Management of Vascular Trauma.- Damage Control Part III—Definitive Reconstruction.- Penetrating Genitourinary Trauma.- Burns.- Management of Extremity Injuries.- Ballistic Trauma in Children.- Ballistic Trauma in Pregnancy.- Managing Ballistic Injury in the NGO Environment.- Section Seven: Critical Care.- Critical Care for Ballistic Trauma in Austere Environments.- Transfer and Evacuation.- Critical Care Management: the Patient with Ballistic Trauma.- Critical Care Nursing At Role Four.- The Role of Nutrition in the Treatments of Injured Military Personnel.- Section Eight: Reconstruction & Rehabilitation.- Role 4 and Reconstruction.- Conflict Rehabilitation.- Section Nine: And Finally Have you read MASH?

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