Ballistic Trauma: A Practical Guide provides a concise guide to the clinical and operational issues surrounding the management of the ballistic casualty. The 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.
This book is aimed at all medical and paramedical personnel involved in the care of patients with ballistic injury. It will be 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. It will be an essential reference for pre-hospital care providers and nurses working in the emergency room and intensive care. Military surgeons and medical and nursing staff on deployment in regions of conflict will find the book a valuable resource.
|Edition description:||2nd ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.06(d)|
Table of ContentsSection 1: Introduction, Background and Science 1. The International Small Arms Situation: A Public Health Approach Neil Arya and Wendy L Cukier 2. Guns and Bullets Part 1: How Guns Work Mark Byers, James Ryan and Peter F Mahoney Part 2: The Effects of Bullets Donald Jenkins and Paul Dougherty 3. Bombs, Mines, Blast, Fragmentation and Thermobaric Mechanisms of Injury Toney W Baskin and John B Holcomb 4. Ballistic Protection Graham Cooper and Philip Gotts 5. Forensic Aspects of Ballistic Injury Jeanine Vellema and Hendrik Johannes Scholtz 6. Ballistic Trauma, Armed Violence and International Law Robin M Coupland Section 2: Clinical Care 7. Prehospital Care Mark Byers and Peter F Mahoney 8. Resuscitation and Anaesthesia for the Ballistic Casualty Paul Wood, Adam J Brooks, Peter F Mahoney 9. Clinical Ballistics: Surgical Management of Soft Tissue Injuries - General Principles Donald Jenkins, Paul Dougherty, James Ryan 10. Damage Control Benjamin Braslow, Adam J Brooks and C William Schwab 11. Neck Injury Bryan Cotton and John P Pryor 12. Thoracic Injury Douglas M Bowley, Elias Degiannis and Stephen Westaby 13. Penetrating Genitourinary Trauma: Management by the Non-specialist Surgeon Jay J Doucet and David B Hoyt 14. Abdomen and Pelvis Adam J Brooks, Ian Civil, Ben Braslow, C William Schwab 15. Management of Ballistic Trauma to the Head Chris Neal, Geoffrey S F Ling and James M Ecklund 16. Spinal Injury Neil Buxton 17. Limb Injuries John Clasper 18. Vascular Injury Elias Degiannis and Martin D Smith 19. Ballistic Trauma in Children Graeme Pitcher 20. Injuries in Pregnancy Paul Wallman and Adam Brooks 21. Burns Alan Kay 22. Intensive Care of the Trauma Patient with Ballistic Injuries Spiros G Frangos, Marilee Freitas and Heidi Frankel 24. Training to Manage Ballistic Trauma Kenne