About this book
- Uses a series of four icons to distinguish clearly the degree of urgency in which the emergency must be treated
- Every topic starts on a new page to aid ease of use
- Places an emphasis on establishing the diagnosis while maintaining a high index of suspicion
- Features bullet-pointed, step-by-step guides to performing key common procedures
- Comprehensively illustrated with x-rays to aid diagnosis
Trauma can affect any person of any age, at any time, and in almost any circumstance. Most doctors in some form will deal with trauma; some day-to-day, some as a passer-by, but most at some stage as a junior doctor. The management of such patients is difficult, challenging and time-pressured. This book provides the on-call junior doctor with a rapid reference pocket guide to the management of the key trauma topics.
This book is essentially split into two halves. The first half deals with the management of general trauma topics, which are primarily the life-threatening issues. These are dealt with in a didactic, systematic approach, including which procedures to perform to preserve life and limb, and also when to contact senior help.
The second half of the book is dedicated to the recognition and management of the common fractures and emergency orthopaedic conditions which are encountered in day-to-day practice. There is didactic detail on how to immobilise fractures, and guidance on who can be sent home and who needs to be admitted.
Readership: This book provides junior doctors, medical students, more senior doctors who deal with trauma, and both emergency department and orthopaedic nurse practitioners with a useful source of information and guidance that can be carried in the pocket, handbag or briefcase.
Table of Contents
1: Principles of trauma management
5: Thoracic trauma
6: Abdominal trauma
7: Head injury
8: Special circumstances
9: General principles
11: Lower limb
12: Upper limb
Aneel Bhangu, Specialty Trainee General Surgery, West Midlands Deanery, UK, Caroline Lee, Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, West Midlands Deanery, UK, and Keith Porter, Professor of Clinical Traumatology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK