The Royal College of Surgeons' of England two-day "definitive surgical trauma skills course" is run by the authors. The course began in 1997 but a new syllabus has recently been put in place.The focus is on thoracic ,abdominal and vascular injuries, caused by both penetrating trauma, such as a knife, and ballistic trauma caused by guns. This Manual accompanies the course and it's aim is to "demystify the body" and show how to control massive blood loss. Interventions, whether they be military or civilian, are descrbed in full, and techniques derived from the battlefield and world-wide hotspots in trauma -are exemplified within this book.
Foreword Preface Editors Contributors 1. The Philosophy of Damage Control Daniel Grabo, Patrick Reilly and C. William Schwab 2. Ballistics and Blast Injury David M. Nott, Mansoor Khan and Morgan McMonagle 3. Emergency Surgical Airway Morgan McMonagle 4. Thoracic Surgery James V. O'Connor 5. Vascular Trauma Morgan McMonagle 6. Fasciotomy of the Extremities Mark W. Bowyer 7. Damage Control for Severe Pelvic Haemorrhage in Trauma John H. Armstrong 8. Trauma Laparotomy and Damage Control Laparotomy David M. Nott 9. Abdominal Trauma Mansoor Khan 10. Future of Trauma Surgery: Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) Philip J. Wasicek, Thomas M. Scalea and Jonathan J. Morrison Index