Oxford Desk Reference: Major Trauma

Oxford Desk Reference: Major Trauma

Hardback Oxford Desk Reference

Edited by Jason Smith, Edited by Ian Greaves, Edited by Keith Porter


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 248mm x 38mm | 1,338g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199543321
  • ISBN 13: 9780199543328
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Various black and white line drawings, photos and tables
  • Sales rank: 1,049,014

Product description

The Oxford Desk Reference: Major Trauma is the missing link between basic trauma management and advanced specialist care. Advanced Trauma Life Support courses have revolutionised trauma care in the last 3 decades, but there is little advice for the key decision makers in trauma care once the primary and secondary surveys are complete. This volume is a practical and evidence-based desk reference, giving a comprehensive walk-through from the initial phases of injury, through key decision-making in the resuscitation room, to surgical principles and rehabilitation. Including chapters on damage control, ballistic and blast injuries, and bariatric trauma, this text covers all the main areas of trauma care necessary for the trauma specialist in the 21st Century. The Oxford Desk Reference emphasises practical help but also covers the evidence and science behind trauma management. It includes the most up-to-date guidance from national bodies making recommendations for trauma care, using an international team of contributing authors. This book will become an essential tool for everyday use in the management of trauma.

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Author information

Keith Porter is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and an Immediate Care Practitioner. Qualifying originally in London but doing much of his higher surgical training in the West Midlands, he was originally appointed Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Birmingham Accident Hospital in 1986. With changes in hospital practice he is now Senior Trauma Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. He is also an active immediate care practitioner working both in urban practice in Birmingham and also in rural practice in Hereford & Worcester. He is the Medical Director of the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation (CARE) team and actively involved in both the delivery of pre-hospital care and education within the region.

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This book, to say the least, is an immense contribution to the effort of saving the lives trauma patients in hospitals and other health care centers worldwide. Preventive actions on a large-scale basis by governments would contribute to probably tens (or hundreds) of thousands more lives saved. Bizindia, Jan 2013

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Pre-hospital emergency care ; 3. Initial assessment ; 4. The trauma team ; 5. Airway management in trauma ; 6. Assessment of breathing - thoracic injuries ; 7. Circulation and shock ; 8. Head injuries ; 9. The role of radiology in trauma ; 10. Tertiary survey ; 11. Spinal injuries ; 12. Abdominal trauma ; 13. Pelvic trauma ; 14. Limb injuries ; 15. Crush injuries ; 16. Vascular trauma ; 17. Eye trauma ; 18. Maxillofacial trauma ; 19. The role of damage control surgery in multi-trauma patients ; 20. Paediatric trauma ; 21. Trauma in pregnancy ; 22. Burn injuries ; 23. Penetrating trauma ; 24. Blast and ballistic injury ; 25. Chemical, biological, and radiation injuries ; 26. Critical care issues in trauma ; 27. Trauma retrieval ; 28. Psychological aspects of trauma ; 29. Rehabilitation after trauma ; 30. Commonly missed injuries ; 31. Research in trauma ; 32. Bariatric trauma ; 33. Major incidents