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Elsevier Health Sciences
Trauma Care: A Team Approach

Trauma Care: A Team Approach


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ISBN-13: 9780750635028
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

About the Author

Service Delivery Unit Manager - Trauma Service, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxford, UK

Lecturer Practitioner, Trauma Service, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust, Oxford, UK

Table of Contents

Part I The patient's experience of trauma: What is trauma?; Fracture healing and principles of fracture management; The physiological effects of trauma; The psychological effects of trauma; The causes and effects of trauma - the child; The causes and effects of trauma - the young adult; The causes and effects of trauma in mid life; The causes and effects of trauma - the older person; Part II The continuum of trauma care: The Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools; Pre-hospital assessment and treatment; The 'golden hour'; Principles of trauma care in intensive care; Complications of trauma; Rehabilitation; Trauma and mental health; Part III The needs of the injured person: Diagnostic investigations in trauma; The impact of trauma on the respiratory system; Pain management; Nutrition; Tissue Viability, wound assessment and infection control; Elimination; Hygiene and mouth care; Casts, splints and traction; Moving and handling; The consequences of altered body image following trauma; Communication - the foundation of successful care; Part IV Role clarification and teamwork: The role of the primary nurse in managing care; Physiotherapy following injury; The role of the occupational therapist in trauma care; Collaborative practice; Discharge planning; Part V Political, environmental and organizational issues: Trauma Centres or Trauma Systems?; Leadership in the context of acute care; Strategic and operational issues in service delivery; Creating the optimum learning environment; Risk Management; Legal Issues; The hospital series (poems for the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford).

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