Trauma Anesthesia

Trauma Anesthesia

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Trauma patients present a unique challenge to anesthesiologists, since they require resource-intensive care, often complicated by pre-existing medical conditions. This fully revised new edition focuses on a broad spectrum of traumatic injuries and the procedures anesthesiologists perform to care for trauma patients perioperatively, surgically, and post-operatively. Special emphasis is given to assessment and treatment of co-existing disease, including surgical management of trauma patients with head, spine, orthopaedic, cardiac, and burn injuries. Topics such as training for trauma (including use of simulation) and hypothermia in trauma are also covered. Six brand new chapters address pre-hospital and ED trauma management, imaging in trauma, surgical issues in head trauma and in abdominal trauma, anesthesia for oral and maxillofacial trauma, and prevention of injuries. The text is enhanced with numerous tables and 300 illustrations showcasing techniques of airway management, shock resuscitation, echocardiography and use of ultrasound for the performance of regional anesthesia in trauma.The patient should receive enteral feeding early, on the first day if possible, not only to meet caloric needs of the burn but also to protect and ... Patients with intestinal feedings tend to have smaller gastric residual volumes and tend to tolerate the feeding better. ... Much of the morbidity and mortality of a major burn can be attributed to this hypermetabolic process.27 Techniques used to ameliorate theanbsp;...

Title:Trauma Anesthesia
Author:Charles E. Smith
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2015-04-09


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