Emergent Management of Trauma

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9780070572386: Emergent Management of Trauma

Written by two practising emergency physicians, this practical manual gives step-by-step advice on managing the trauma patient in the emergency department or pre-hospital setting. From triage to wound management to pre-operative considerations, the role of the emergency physician is clearly outlined as needed, to stabilize and prepare the patient for care by the trauma surgeon. Features of the book include: organization by body region to speed management of the trauma site; emphasis is is on trauma assessment in the emergency department and the immediate steps in effective management; and advice is to the point and field-tested in one of the most active trauma centres in the world.

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"I recommend it without reservation." --Annals of Emergency Medicine "Covers a tremendous amount of material in a convenient, easy-to-digest format." --Academic Emergency Medicine "...An excellent introduction for the novice and a quick, comprehensive review for the resident physician." --The Journal of Emergency Medicine The answers you need… 24/7 When should I call for a consultation? What type of splint should be applied? What is the pediatric dose of a drug? Your answers are only a glance away with this portable resource. NEW TOPICS COVERED IN THIS EDITION *mass casualty triage *the new "injury severity scoring system" *current techniques for open fracture management *emergency ultrasonography *biological terrorism *toxicological disasters *environmental emergencies such as high altitude sickness FEATURES *Organized by anatomic area of injury *Key information is summarized in outline format, with tables, charts, and algorithms *Simple line drawings illustrate procedures clearly and concisely *Mini Drug Formulary includes the latest antibiotics

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Thomas A. Scaletta, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, West Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois. Jeffre J. Schaider, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.

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