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ABC of Major Trauma. 4th Edition. ABC Series

  • ID: 2221710
  • Book
  • March 2013
  • 238 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Major trauma and prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grows.

 This fourth edition of the long established and bestselling ABC of Major Trauma is a comprehensive guide to the management of the multiply injured patient during the initial hours after injury. Thoroughly updated throughout, and including new material on trauma management in the developing world, it provides concise and clear guidance with accompanying photographs and diagrams.

Edited and written by leading trauma authorities, this is a truly accessible and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services.

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List of Contributors vii

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

Acknowledgements xv

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

Index 209

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This remains a worthy introduction to an important clinical problem for generalists and students.   (Doody s, 28 June 2013)

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