The most trusted, widely used guide to managing the trauma patient--now in a 2-color format with added algorithms A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW "Practitioners at any level will benefit from this work originating from major trauma programs in the United States with selected contributions from the international trauma community...This book remains the standard against which other works in the field may be judged. Content has been expanded and updated from the previous edition (2004) and the quality of artwork improved."--Doody's Review Service "This comprehensive text on trauma and its complications is an important treatise, which belongs in the library of all students, residents, and practitioners who care for or wish to be informed about care of the injured patient."--Charles E. Lucas, MD, Wayne State University Department of Medicine (from the foreword) This definitive one-stop resource begins with an informative look at the history and epidemiology of trauma surgery, as well as injury prevention, before moving into core topics such as trauma systems, triage, and transport, and managing shock.
It then delivers a clear, organ-by-organ overview of the treatment of traumatic injuries, from the cranium and brain to pelvic fractures, while covering need-to-know subjects such as anesthesia and infection. Features The general surgeon's most trusted clinical companion--with expert, high-yield guidance on the standard treatments and modes of management of traumatic injuries Encyclopedic coverage of all clinical issues related to trauma, from pre-hospital care, initial assessment, and airway control, to ensuring optimal trauma outcomes Indications and techniques of thoracotomy and laparotomy Specialized chapters on alcohol and drug-related trauma, pediatric trauma, geriatric trauma, and trauma related to domestic and gang violence Commentaries on each chapter from experts in the field NEW! Additional management algorithms that guide you through the proper diagnosis and management of the trauma patient NEW! 2-color design that makes the content even easier to navigate NEW! Brand-new chapters including "Acute Care Surgery," "Gastrointestinal Failure," "Military Trauma," and "Weapons of Mass Destruction"