Whether you are a physician or surgeon with only occasional trauma duties, a resident rotating in trauma, or part of a full-time trauma team, this handbook will help keep your procedures and practices in line with the latest evidence-based guidelines. Included is current information for alternative airway management, ultrasound in the trauma setting, laparoscopic surgery in trauma, terrorism preparedness, damage control, the trauma systems quality improvement process, bedside procedures in the surgical intensive care unit, massive transfusion protocol, diagnosis of blunt cervical vascular injury, and much more. Presents an evidence- and experience-based guide to the evaluation and initial management of the trauma patient. Provides a comprehensive but concise trauma reference you can carry in your pocket. Consists of information direct from the residents on the frontlines at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Provides “Fast Facts and “Pearls and Pitfalls in each chapter that emphasize key points to help you find information quickly and easily. Incorporates “Evidence boxes highlighting evidence-based guidelines, when available, to help you make more rational judgments about the issues at hand. Contains up-to-date coverage of timely issues in trauma and critical care including damage control, ultrasound, bedside procedures in the ICU, and terrorism preparedness. Reflects the numerous advances made in trauma care since the last edition.
Written by residents in the department of surgery, this handbook offers concise, clinical information on the management of the trauma patient and issues pertinent to the field of shock and trauma surgery. A major part of the book focuses on specific organ system injuries.
From one of the world's leading trauma centers--current advice that fits in your pocket! Now reorganized and brought completely up to date, this useful handbook will help you locate critical information quickly and easily. Written by residents for residents, this useful handbook provides quick access to practical information on problems and situations confronted in the care of trauma patients. A large portion of the book is devoted to major organ system injuries, with additional attention to general aspects of trauma, initial management of trauma, special problems, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and critical care. This new edition has been reorganized and fully updated to provide the most up-to-date and accessible information on trauma. * Complete coverage of all major organ systems injuries. * A handy trauma formulary, plus information on the effect of the ATLS course on trauma care. * The latest information on the risk of hepatitis and HIV transmission. * Special attention paid to initial management of trauma, special populations, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and critical care. Spanish version of 1st edition also available, ISBN: 84-8086-126-6
|Author||: Robert Leo Sheridan|
|Publisher||: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Release Date||: 2004-01-01|
|ISBN 10||: 9780781745963|
|Pages||: 774 pages|
Written by a multidisciplinary team of residents, fellows, and faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital, this new addition to the LWW Handbook Series is a practical, accessible guide to the evaluation and management of trauma and burn patients. In a format designed for quick reference, this pocket-sized book presents hospital tested guidelines and procedures for pre-hospital care and transport, immediate assessment and interventions, and evaluation and management of specific injuries at each anatomic site. Chapters on specific injuries follow a consistent structure: epidemiology and mechanisms, important surgical anatomy, important physiology, initial evaluation, diagnostic methods, nonoperative management, operative techniques, postoperative care, rehabilitation, and long-term follow-up.
The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury and before, during, and after acute care surgery—from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, this manual will be a staple reference in emergency departments and trauma centers. Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 200 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include organ injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, and frequently used forms.
Accident & Emergency: Theory into Practice is the comprehensive textbook for emergency nurses, covering the full range of emergency care issues, including trauma management and trauma care, the lifespan, psychological issues, physiology for practice, practice and professional issues. This book is about more than what a nurse should do; it is about why it should be done, leading to sustainable and safer practice. The third edition of this ever-popular text expands its horizons to include contributions from emergency care professionals in New Zealand, Australia and the Republic of Ireland, as well as the United Kingdom. Applied anatomy and physiology and how it changes in injury and ill health Treatment and management of a wide range of emergency conditions Includes emergency care across the life continuum, trauma management, psychological dimensions and practice and professional issues. ‘Transportation of the critically ill patient’ chapter outlines the nursing and operational considerations related to transportation of the acutely ill person. ‘Creating patient flow’ chapter overviews the concepts behind patient flow across the wider health system and introduces the key concept of staff and patient time. It explores some of the techniques used in manufacturing and service industries and its application to health system, illustrating how to reduce the waste of patient and staff time. ‘Managing issues of culture and power in ED’ chapter demonstrates that cultural awareness is about much more than recognising the different religious needs of patients and their families; it’s also about recognising culture, diversity, stereotyping and expressions of power. Updated to reflect the latest practice and guidelines in this fast-changing field of practice.
Using the unique cycles of trauma framework, the 4th edition of this classic and highly acclaimed resource is thoroughly updated to bring you comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research findings and current issues, trends, and controversies in trauma nursing. Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages. Timely discussions on emerging topics such as mass casualty and rural trauma/telemedicine keep you up to date with the latest developments in the field. This practical, evidence-based reference is the most complete resource available for both novice and experienced trauma nurses working in a variety of care settings. Comprehensive coverage includes practical, clinically relevant trauma information for nurses at all levels of knowledge and experience working in a variety of settings. Evidence-based content ensures that you are using the latest and most reliable information available to provide state-of-the-art care for trauma patients. A user-friendly format, logical organization, and helpful tables and illustrations help you find information quickly and clarify key concepts and procedures. Detailed information guides you through all phases of care – from preventive care and the time of injury to the resuscitative, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitative stages. Special populations coverage prepares you to meet the unique needs of pregnant, pediatric, and elderly patients, as well as bariatric patients, burn victims, patients with substance abuse issues, and organ and tissue donors. A section on Clinical Management Concepts gives you a solid understanding of key issues affecting all patients regardless of their injury, including mechanism of injury, traumatic shock, patient/family psychosocial responses to trauma, pain management, wound healing, and nutrition. A new Mass Casualty chapter prepares you to act quickly and confidently in the event of a disaster, with guidelines for initial response and sustained response, lessons learned from recent disasters, government involvement, and hazmat, bioterrorism, and nuclear-radiological preparedness. A new chapter on Rural Trauma/Telemedicine focuses on the unique nature of rural trauma care and offers strategies to help you improve healthcare delivery in this challenging environment. A new Trauma in the Bariatric Patient chapter provides the specialized information you need to meet the challenges and needs of this growing patient population.
"An essential review for residents across neurological disciplines, the chapters are organized into groups of questions covering neurobiology, neuroanatomy, clinical neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neurosurgery, and critical care. Written and edited by neurosurgery residents who have passed the boards, the book works as an effective stand-alone review book or used in conjunction with The Definitive Neurological Surgery Board Review. Featuring hundreds of high-quality figures as well as high-yield tables, this essential review book concludes with a 300-question multidisciplinary self-assessment examination."--BOOK JACKET.
"Describing critical care techniques in a clear, no-nonsense style, Critical Care Skills: A Clinical Handbook, 2nd Edition, covers the major skills related to the pulmonary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal systems as well as intravenous therapy, wound management, special procedures, and specimen collection." "Thoroughly illustrated with crisp diagrams and extensively referenced to the most current sources, this portable pocket reference is the critical care nurse's ideal daily companion."--BOOK JACKET.
Now with updated diagnostic and treatment methods, this book offers more complete and detailed coverage than any other trauma nursing text. Chapters provide detailed instruction on the best ways to respond during all phases of the cycle of trauma from prevention and resuscitation through critical care and rehabilitation. A team of expert contributors guides readers through specific injuries and their treatments. They identify and describe the nursing skills necessary to provide the best care for your clients. Updated content reflects new research-based findings, includes expanded content on pain management, and three new chapters on performance improvement in trauma care, injury prevention, and prehospital care. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly says the new 3rd edition continues to be the comprehensive resource for trauma nursing. - Comprehensive and in-depth coverage of trauma nursing issues. - The cycle of trauma provides the format that defines the issues unique to each phase of care - from the time of injury through the resuscitation, operative, critical, intermediate, and rehabilitation phases of care - Generously illustrated to clarify difficult issues and present information in a clear, concise manner. - Unique Patient Populations section reviews the special care considerations and needs of unique patient groups including elderly, pediatric, pregnant, substance abusive, burned, and organ donors. - Separate chapters address specific issues that effect all patients regardless of their injury (e.g. mechanism of injury, traumatic shock, patient/family psychosocial responses to trauma, pain, wound healing, nutrition). -- New chapter on performance improvement in trauma car - New chapter on injury prevention - New chapter focusing on prehospital care of trauma patient - All content updated to reflect current research-based findings - Nearly 100 new illustrations