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Emergent management of trauma
3rd ed.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill Medical, c2011.
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xv, 588 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Emergent management of trauma / Thomas A. Scaletta, Jeffrey J. Schaider. 2nd ed. c2001.
"Emergent Management of Trauma is an effective handbook on trauma evaluation and management covering the breadth of injuries. The book incorporates a crisp outline approach, abundant illustrations, and careful organization. It includes important management algorithms and covers major traumatic injuries literally from top to bottom. It focuses on trauma in children, pregnancy, and the elderly"--Provided by publisher.


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A concise yet comprehensive guide to trauma evaluation and management covering the full scope of injuries

"This is a worthy update to the previous edition published 10 years ago. It is a helpful, quick introduction for students or a procedural pocket guide for emergency department practitioners. 3 Stars."-- Doody's Review Service

Featuring a succinct outline approach, numerous illustrations, and a presentation of concepts devoid of institutional bias, Emergent Management of Trauma will prove to be indispensable for all trauma care practitioners, including attending and resident physicians, medical students, midlevel providers, nurses, and paramedics.

Covering the essential points of diagnosis, management, and disposition of the trauma patient, Emergent Management of Trauma is divided into six sections:

Resuscitation Concepts: covers prehospital issues, hospital organization, patient evaluation, and "ABC" interventions Anatomic Areas of Injury: includes important management algorithms and covers major traumatic injuries literally from top to bottom Extremity Trauma: oriented from hand to shoulder and then from hip to foot Special Groups: focuses on trauma in children, pregnancy, and the elderly Environmental Issues: covers temperature extremes as well as weapons of mass destruction Useful Resources: offers procedure instructions, radiograph interpretation pearls, and a pertinent drug formulary

Table of Contents

Part I Management Concepts
Chapter 1 Prehospital Issues
Chapter 2 Hospital Organization
Chapter 3 Patient Evaluation
Chapter 4 Airway Management
Chapter 5 Shock
Chapter 6 Fluids
Chapter 7 Operative Considerations
Part II Anatomic Areas of Injury
Chapter 8 Head
Chapter 9 Eye
Chapter 10 Face
Chapter 11 Spine
Chapter 12 Neck
Chapter 13 Chest (Blunt)
Chapter 14 Chest (Penetrating)
Chapter 15 Abdomen (Blunt)
Chapter 16 Abdomen (Penetrating)
Chapter 17 Pelvis
Chapter 18 Genitourinary
Part III Extremity Trauma
Chapter 19 Soft Tissue
Chapter 20 Hand
Chapter 21 Wrist
Chapter 22 Forearm
Chapter 23 Elbow
Chatper 24 Humerus
Chapter 25 Shoulder and Clavicle
Chapter 26 Hip and Femur
Chapter 27 Knee
Chapter 29 Leg and Ankle
Chapter 30 Foot
Part IV Special Groups
Chapter 31 Children
Chapter 32 Pregnant Patients
Chapter 33 The Elderly
Part V Environmental Issues
Chapter 34 Burns
Chapter 35 Near Drowning
Chapter 36 Temperature Extremes
Chapter 37 Terrorism Preparedness
Chapter 38 Nuclear Events
Chapter 39 Biologic Events
Chapter 40 Chemical Events
Part VI Useful Resources