Trauma – A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 4 October 2011




(2011), "Trauma – A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 24 No. 8.



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Trauma – A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach

Trauma – A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 24, Issue 8

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Edited by Eric Legome and Lee W. Shockley,Cambridge University Press,ISBN: 978-0-52-187057-3,June 2011,

Keywords: Emergency medicine management, Evidence based healthcare, Acute trauma care

This book is a fully illustrated, interdisciplinary overview of trauma. Using both evidence-based approaches and a practical understanding of the emergency department, it gives a broad and in-depth review of trauma care. The entire spectrum of trauma presentations is reviewed from minor soft-tissue injuries through to major life-threatening conditions. Written by over 50 expert contributors, it gives concrete and practical recommendations for evaluation, treatment, consultation and disposition decisions on both common and unusual conditions. Extensive use of photographs, illustrations and key information boxes is used to make the material accessible. Additional sections provide an overview of multiple other issues relating to emergency management of trauma including administrative, nursing, research and legal matters. This book provides an essential reference for anyone who is called upon to provide acute trauma care in the emergency department.

Contents include:

  1. 1.

    Approach to trauma:

    • Decision making in trauma.

    • Mechanism of injury.

    • Multiple casualties and disaster preparedness.

    • Trauma airway.

    • The injured patient:

    • Head trauma.

    • Oral and maxillofacial trauma.

    • Ophthalmology.

    • Neck trauma.

    • Spine trauma.

    • Chest trauma.

    • Abdominal trauma.

    • Genitourinary trauma.

    • Pelvic fracture.

    • Extremity bony trauma.

    • Soft-tissue extremity i.

    • Vascular injuries.

  2. 2.

    Part III. Special considerations:

    • Trauma in pregnancy.

    • Geriatric trauma.

    • Medical concerns in trauma patients.

    • Sexual assault.

    • Injury prevention.

    • Rural trauma care.

    • Pain management.

Imaging in trauma:

  1. 1.

    Procedures and skills:

    • Anaesthesia.

    • Fluid and blood component therapy.

    • Trauma procedures.

    • Wound closure techniques.

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