The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery / Edition 3

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The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury and before, during, and after acute care surgery—from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, this manual will be a staple reference in emergency departments and trauma centers.

Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 200 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include organ injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, and frequently used forms.

"T bles and flow charts combined with an outline format allow quick and easy access to the most prevalent and important aspects of trauma care...part of the Spiral Manual Series." Appropriate for: Medical Students and Residents, Trauma Surgery Fellows.

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the third edition of a manual summarizing key information about the management of patients with acute surgical problems. This edition has been expanded to include emergency general surgery.
Purpose: A ready pocket reference is provided for surgical emergencies.
Audience: Surgical and emergency medicine trainees facing surgical emergencies are an appropriate audience for this work which features faculty from the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Tennessee.
Features: Despite an increase in size from previous editions, this manual continues to fit in a lab coat pocket. Initial chapters parallel those in previous editions with an emphasis on resuscitation and management of trauma based on organ system considerations. The section on critical care is expanded and 15 new chapters describe acute general surgical problems often seen in the practice of trauma surgeons. Problems covered in this new group of chapters include the acute abdomen, vascular emergencies, gastrointestinal bleeding, bowel obstruction, cholecystitis, and finally obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. The 67 chapters are written in outline format with texture of type highlighting key ideas and dividing outline subheads. Line drawings and tables help to summarize essential data. Some chapters include an extensive list of primary sources dating to within three years of publication. In other chapters, references are omitted or secondary sources are cited. The table of contents lists chapters and authorship while three concluding appendixes provide standard trauma registry forms, a tetanus prophylaxis algorithm, and injury assessment scales produced by the trauma community.
Assessment: This edition is significantly expanded from the two previous editions to reflect the expanded role of the acute care surgeon. This excellent pocket reference may be combined with the recent book, Acute Care Surgery: Principles and Practice, edited by Britt et al. (Springer, 2007), for a more complete review of this field.
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These 55 contributions address the events and phases of care after traumatic injury. Topics include the recognition of patterns of injury, prehospital care, a team approach to the initial resuscitation, the management of specific organ injuries, and priorities in the intensive care unit. The editors include numerous line drawings, as well as algorithms for evaluation and resuscitation that are based on the stability and mechanisms of the injury. Appendices include a drug formulary and injury scales. Spiral wire binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Trauma Care

Patterns of Blunt Injury

Patterns of Penetrating Injury

The Physiologic Response to Injury

Shock

Prehospital Care

Air Medical and Interhospital Transport

Trauma Team Activation

Organization Prior to Trauma Team Arrival

Adult Trauma Resuscitation

Airway Management

Vascular Access

Imaging of Trauma Patients

Interventional Radiology in Trauma

Documentation, Coding, Compliance, and EMTELA

Operating Room Practice

Head Injury

Injuries to the Spinal Cord and Spinal Column

Soft Tissue Wounds of the Face

Bony Oral-Maxillofacial Injuries

Ophthalmic Injuries

Penetrating Neck Injury

Blunt Neck Injury

Thoracic Injury

Thoracic Vascular Injury

Abdominal Injury

Abdominal Vascular Injury

Damage Control

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Genitourinary Injuries

Orthopedic Injuries

Pelvic Fractures

Hand Injury

Compartment Syndrome

Peripheral Vascular Injuries

Soft-tissue Trauma

ICU Care of the Trauma Patient

Commonly Missed Injuries and Pitfalls

Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient

Pain Management

Hypothermia, Cold Injury, and Drowning

Blood Transfusion

Nutrition/Metabolism

Support of the Organ Donor

Burns/Inhalation Injury

Pediatric Trauma

Care of the Pregnant Trauma Patient

Geriatric Trauma

Rehabilitation after Trauma

Venous Thromboembolism

Disasters/Multicasualty Incidents

Injury Prevention

Miscellaneous Procedures

Introduction to Emergency Surgery

Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain

Initial Evaluation and Resuscitation of the General Surgery Patient/Preoperative

Infections of Trauma Patients

The Acute Abdomen in Intensive Care Unit Patients

Vascular Emergencies

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Esophageal Emergencies

The Gut: Inflammation and Perforation

Bowel Obstruction

Acute Anorectal Pain

Incarcerated Hernias

Acute Cholecystitis, Cholangitis, and Pancreatitis

Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies

Appendix A. Injury Scales

Appendix B. Tetanus Prophylaxis

Appendix C. Frequently Used Forms

Index

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