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ABC of Major Trauma



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B M J Books
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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 4/1/2013.

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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.

Author Biography

David Skinner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Peter Driscoll, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital

Table of Contents

Initial assessment and management - 1: primary survey
Initial assessment and management - 2: secondary survey
The upper airway
Chest injuries
Artificial blood
CT head scanning
Maxillofacial trauma
Spine and spinal cord injury
The abdomen
The urinary tract
Limb injuries
Eye injuries
Medical problems
Radiological assessment
Role of the trauma nurse
Scoring systems for trauma
Handling distressed relatives and breaking bad news
Trauma in pregnancy
Paediatric trauma
Trauma in the elderly
Pre-hospital care
Transfer of the trauma patient
Management of severe burns
Chemical, nuclear and biological trauma
Blast and gunshot injuries
Trauma in hostile environments
Psychological trauma
Major incidents
Trauma management systems in developing countries
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