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ABC of major trauma

Author: David V Skinner; P A Driscoll
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Series: Seria ABC.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th ed
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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma  Read more...
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ABC of major trauma.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
(DLC) 2011043617
(OCoLC)758244381
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David V Skinner; P A Driscoll
ISBN: 9781118332320 1118332326 9781118332313 1118332318
OCLC Number: 826652808
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Initial Assessment and Management: Primary Survey and Resuscitation; The trauma team; Personnel; Team members' roles; Before the patient arrives; Roles of trauma team members; Medical and other staff; Nursing staff; Reception and transfer; Primary survey and resuscitation; Airway management, with cervical spine protection; Breathing; Circulation and haemorrhage control; Exposure and environment; Team leader co-ordination; Further reading. Chapter 2 Initial Assessment and Management: Secondary SurveyObjectives; History; Head-to-toe assessment; Log roll; Head; Neck; Chest; Abdomen and pelvis; Neurological system; Musculoskeletal system; Further reading; Chapter 3 The Upper Airway; First vital minutes; Ventilation and intubation; Indications for oxygenation and ventilation; Hospital management; Anaesthetic considerations; Intubation technique; Summary; Acknowledgement; Further reading; Chapter 4 Thoracic Trauma; Mechanisms and patterns of chest injury; Hypoxia and impairment of gas exchange; Hypovolaemia; Reduced cardiac output. Primary survey and resuscitationDiagnostic adjuncts to the primary survey; The chest X-ray; The arterial blood gas; Focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination; Immediate life-threatening injuries; Tension pneumothorax; Open pneumothorax; Massive haemothorax; Flail chest; Cardiac tamponade; Procedures associated with the primary survey; Intercostal drain insertion; Pericardiocentesis; Emergency department thoracotomy; Secondary survey; Tracheobronchial injury; Simple pneumothorax; Haemothorax; Pulmonary contusion; Blunt myocardial injury; Aortic disruption; Diaphragmatic injury. Oesophageal injuryDiagnostic adjuncts to the secondary survey; Chest X-ray; Computed tomography scan; Analgesia; Summary; Chapter 5 Hypovolaemic Shock; Early symptoms and signs; Factors affecting response to blood loss; Pulmonary oxygenation; Control of haemorrhage and replacement of blood loss; Intravenous cannulation; Choice of intravenous fluid; Hypertonic saline solutions; Blood and haemoglobin solutions; What is the optimal haemoglobin concentration in the acute trauma patient?; Fluid warming; Coagulation; Monitoring progress and treatment; Analgesia; Summary; Further reading. Chapter 6 Head InjuriesEpidemiology and causes of head injury; Pathophysiology of head injury; Primary brain injury; Secondary brain injury; Initial assessment of head injuries; Radiological assessment in head injuries; Admission or discharge?; Inpatient management; Hypoxia; Maintainence of cerebral blood flow; Intracranial pressure control; Management of seizures; Antibiotics; Transfer to a neurosurgical unit; Paediatric head injuries; Delayed effects of head injury; Further reading; Chapter 7 Maxillofacial Trauma; Primary survey; Airway problems; Tracheal/laryngeal trauma; Secondary survey.
Series Title: Seria ABC.
Responsibility: edited by David Skinner and Peter Driscoll.

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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services.

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