A succinct, pictorial approach to managing patients with head and neck injuries
Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury is an indispensible reference for junior doctors working in emergency or surgery/neurosurgery units.
This authoritative medical textbook covers the head and neck patient's journey through various stages, including the pre-hospital setting, the emergency room and the intensive care unit. It incorporates all aspects of care at each stage.
Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury addresses an extensive range of head and neck injuries and prognoses, all of which are supported by clinical photographs, radiology images and line diagrams.
A unique strength of this medical reference book is its scope. As well as head and neck injuries, it deals with issues related to head and neck trauma, such as injuries to the face, scalp, skull base, orbits, paranasal sinuses, intracranial cavity and neck.
This recommended medical text emphasises damage-control principles and emergency surgery for non-neurosurgeons, making it a potentially life-saving tool for surgical trainees, EM trainees, paramedics, remote medical practitioners (including military surgeons and physicians), ICU trainees, EDs, medical students and nurses working in specialist units.
- Covers the patient's journey through various stages - both pre-hospital and in-hospital
- Includes all aspects of care at each stage
- Is not an isolated neurosurgery text - it incorporates neurosurgery integrated with ENT, facio-maxillary and ophthalmology
- Features safe practical tips for the non-neurosurgeon in handling head injuries and preventing secondary brain injury - a major concern for emergency and pre-hospital medical personnel
- Addresses brain injury, such as concussion in sport, penetrating head injury, blast injury and fractures of the face
- Includes basic principles like pathophysiology
Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: Epidemiology
- Chapter 2: Anatomy
- Chapter 3: Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury
- Chapter 4: Pre-hospital management
- Chapter 5: Emergency room management
- Chapter 6: Spine injury
- Chapter 7: Vascular injury
- Chapter 8: Operative surgery
- Chapter 9: Intensive care management of head injury
- Chapter 10: Ward care of the head-injured patient
- Chapter 11: Rehabilitation of head injury patients: issues in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury
- Chapter 12: Head injury in children
- Chapter 13: Head injury in the elderly
- Chapter 14: Head injury in sport
- Chapter 15: Penetrating head injury
- Chapter 16: Bleeding diathesis and anticoagulants
- Chapter 17: Neurotrauma in pregnancy
- Chapter 18: Brain death
- Chapter 19: Prolonged post coma unresponsiveness (the persistent vegetative state) and minimally responsive state post head injury
- Chapter 20: Prediction of outcome and the prognosis of head injury
- Chapter 21: Prevention of head injury and trauma systems
- Appendices, including evidence-based guidelines
By Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld MBBS (Melb), MD (Monash), MS (Melb), FRACS,FRCS (Edinburgh), FACS, FRCS (Glasgow), FACTM, MRACMA, RAAMC, AM, Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Monash University, Central Clinical School Director, Department of Neurosurgery The Alfred Centre