Produced by a world-renowned team of trauma specialists, this source reviews initial management considerations beginning in the pre-hospital phase, continues through the primary and secondary surveys of the hospital-based evaluation process, and proceeds to the perioperative management of trauma, burns, and associated conditions. This reference provides practical and expertly written chapters that specifically focus on problems unique to the trauma patient and delve into issues affecting future research and management perspectives.
RESUSCITATION. History of Trauma. Mechanisms and Epidemiology of Trauma. Prehospital Care. Trauma Scoring and Triage. Resuscitation Suite and OR Readiness. Trauma Team Performance. Transport of the Trauma Patient. Primary Survey: Initial Priorities Resuscitation.Definitive Airway Management.Intravenous Access Considerations. Fluid Resuscitation Strategy. Initial Assessment of Circulation and Prevention of Shock. Resuscitative Thoracotomy. Secondary Survey: Comprehensive Trauma Evaluation. Cervical Spine: Initial Evaluation and Management of Known/Suspected Injury. Diagnostic Imaging for Trauma. PERIOPERATIVE ANESTHESIA & SURGICAL MANAGEMENT. Preop Eval., Preparation, and Monitoring. Ongoing Resuscitation Endpoints & Strategies. GA Induction and Maintenance for Trauma. Regional Anesthesia for Trauma.Damage Control. Maxillofacial Injuries. Head Trauma. Penetrating Neck Trauma. Cardio-Thoracic Trauma.Cervical and Thoracic Vertebral Spine Trauma. Abdominal Trauma. Pelvic Trauma. Extremity Trauma. Alcohol and Drug Intoxication in Trauma. Poisoning, and Toxic Exposure. Bites, Stings and Envenomation. Anaphylaxis and Allergy in Trauma. Burn Injuries. Near Drowning. Pediatric Trauma. Geriatric Trauma. Obstetric Trauma. Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD): Chemical, Biological, & Radiation War Agents. Hypothermia and Heat Related Illness. Pitfalls in Management of the Trauma Patient. Tertiary Survey of the Trauma Patient.