With Wounds and Lacerations: Emergency Care and Closure, you'll get clear, concise guidance on the latest techniques and strategies for treating lacerations, wounds, and burns. This medical reference book will help you optimize every aspect of patient care based on current literature and guidelines.
- Expedite review and reference with a bulleted "Key Practice Points" section at the beginning of each chapter.
- Quickly reference the latest recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis.
New to this Edition
- Implement the latest approaches for the use of ultrasound in foreign-body detection and removal; use of absorbable sutures on the face and hand; approaching complicated infections such as MRSA; managing chronic wounds seen in elderly and diabetic patients; applying new suture techniques and materials for pediatric patients; and updated recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis.
- Get step-by-step visual guidance on all aspects of wound care through more than 300 detailed line drawings and photographs showing techniques for wound assessment, irrigation, closure, wound dressing, foreign body removal, administration of local anesthesia, and follow-up care.
- Quickly find all the relevant information necessary to treat patients with material that focuses only on injuries that are handled by emergency physicians.
- On the scene or at the hospital, search the complete contents online at expertconsult.com.
Table of Contents
- Emergency Wound Care: An Overview
- Patient Evaluation and Wound Assessment
- Anatomy of Wound Repair
- Wound Healing and Cosmetic Outcome
- Wound Care and the Pediatric Patient
- Infiltration and Nerve Block Anesthesia
- Wound Cleansing and Irrigation
- Instruments, Suture Materials and Closure Choices
- Decisions Before Closure: Timing, D?bridement, and Consultation
- Basic Laceration Repair: Principles and Techniques
- Complex and Ageing Skin Wounds: Advanced Repair Techniques
- Special Anatomic Sites
- The Hand
- Tissue Adhesives and Alternative Wound Closure
- Bite Wounds
- Common Wound Care Problems
- Minor Thermal Burns
- Cutaneous and Superficial Abscesses
- Complicated, Chronic, and Ageing Skin Wounds
- Wound Dressing and Bandaging Techniques
- Tetanus Immunity and Antibiotic Wound Prophylaxis
- Suture Removal and Wound Aftercare
By Alexander T. Trott, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH