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About the Author
David Skinner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
Peter Driscoll, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK
Table of Contents
List of Contributors vii
List of Abbreviations xvii
1 Initial Assessment and Management: Primary Survey and Resuscitation 1David V. Skinner and Peter A. Driscoll
2 Initial Assessment and Management: Secondary Survey 8Rachael Pery-Johnston and David V. Skinner
3 The Upper Airway 13David Watson and Catherine Peters
4 Thoracic Trauma 18Andrew Blyth
5 Hypovolaemic Shock 29Jerry P. Nolan and Rick Pullinger
6 Head Injuries 35Lisa E. Munro-Davies
7 Maxillofacial Trauma 44Steve R. Watt-Smith Sarah J. Wilson and Karen A. Eley
8 Spine and Spinal Cord Injury 52Andrew Swain and Andre Cromhout
9 Abdominal Trauma 67Munawar Al-Mudhaffar and Philip Hormbrey
10 The Urinary Tract 71Jaskarn Rai Ajith Malalasekera Timothy Terry and Anthony Deane
11 Limb Injuries 78Rohit Kotnis Nigel Rossiter and Keith Willett
12 Eye Injuries 85John Elston and Andrew Gibson
13 Medical Problems in Trauma Patients 90Tom Hughes
14 Radiological Assessment 97James Rankine David Nicholson Peter A. Driscoll and Dominic Barron
15 Role of the Trauma Nurse 101Jill Hill
16 Scoring Systems for Trauma 105Maralyn Woodford
17 Handling Distressed Relatives and Breaking Bad News 109Chris A. J. McLauchlan
18 Trauma in Pregnancy 116Rebecca S. Black and Deborah J. Harrington
19 Paediatric Trauma 119John J. M. Black
20 Trauma in the Elderly 134Carl L. Gwinnutt and Michael A. Horan
21 Prehospital Trauma Care 140John J. M. Black
22 Transfer of the Trauma Patient 152Carl L. Gwinnutt and Alastair W. Wilson
23 Management of Severe Burns 158Oliver Fenton Colin Robertson and Orla Austin
24 Chemical Incidents 166Virginia Murray
25 Ballistic Injury 171Rob Russell Jon Clasper Bruce Jenner Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney
26 Trauma in Hostile Environments 180Mark Byers Peter R. Davis Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney
27 Psychological Trauma 186Martin P. Deahl
28 Major Incidents 191Lizle Blom and John J. M. Black
29 Trauma Systems in Developing Countries 203Douglas Wilkinson