The Trauma Manual

The Trauma Manual

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The thoroughly updated Second Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury--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, The Trauma Manual, Second Edition will be a staple reference in emergency departments. Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 100 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, commonly used formulae and values, and frequently used forms. This edition includes a new chapter on commonly missed injuries and common pitfalls.Abdominal examination after blunt trauma is often unreliable. Nearly one half of patients without obvious findings on physical examination will have positive findings atlaparotomy. Altered level of consciousness, spinal cord or other distractinganbsp;...

Title:The Trauma Manual
Author:Andrew B. Peitzman
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2002


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