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ABC of Major Trauma 4E


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List of Contributors vii Foreword xi Preface xiii Acknowledgements xv List of Abbreviations xvii 1 Initial Assessment and Management: Primary Survey and Resuscitation 1 David V. Skinner and Peter A. Driscoll 2 Initial Assessment and Management: Secondary Survey 8 Rachael Pery-Johnston and David V. Skinner 3 The Upper Airway 13 David Watson and Catherine Peters 4 Thoracic Trauma 18 Andrew Blyth 5 Hypovolaemic Shock 29 Jerry P. Nolan and Rick Pullinger 6 Head Injuries 35 Lisa E. Munro-Davies 7 Maxillofacial Trauma 44 Steve R. Watt-Smith Sarah J. Wilson and Karen A. Eley 8 Spine and Spinal Cord Injury 52 Andrew Swain and Andre Cromhout 9 Abdominal Trauma 67 Munawar Al-Mudhaffar and Philip Hormbrey 10 The Urinary Tract 71 Jaskarn Rai Ajith Malalasekera Timothy Terry and Anthony Deane 11 Limb Injuries 78 Rohit Kotnis Nigel Rossiter and Keith Willett 12 Eye Injuries 85 John Elston and Andrew Gibson 13 Medical Problems in Trauma Patients 90 Tom Hughes 14 Radiological Assessment 97 James Rankine David Nicholson Peter A. Driscoll and Dominic Barron 15 Role of the Trauma Nurse 101 Jill Hill 16 Scoring Systems for Trauma 105 Maralyn Woodford 17 Handling Distressed Relatives and Breaking Bad News 109 Chris A. J. McLauchlan 18 Trauma in Pregnancy 116 Rebecca S. Black and Deborah J. Harrington 19 Paediatric Trauma 119 John J. M. Black 20 Trauma in the Elderly 134 Carl L. Gwinnutt and Michael A. Horan 21 Prehospital Trauma Care 140 John J. M. Black 22 Transfer of the Trauma Patient 152 Carl L. Gwinnutt and Alastair W. Wilson 23 Management of Severe Burns 158 Oliver Fenton Colin Robertson and Orla Austin 24 Chemical Incidents 166 Virginia Murray 25 Ballistic Injury 171 Rob Russell Jon Clasper Bruce Jenner Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney 26 Trauma in Hostile Environments 180 Mark Byers Peter R. Davis Timothy J. Hodgetts and Peter F. Mahoney 27 Psychological Trauma 186 Martin P. Deahl 28 Major Incidents 191 Lizle Blom and John J. M. Black 29 Trauma Systems in Developing Countries 203 Douglas Wilkinson Index 209

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David Skinner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK Peter Driscoll, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK


This remains a worthy introduction to an importantclinical problem for generalists and students. (Doody s, 28 June 2013)

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