Training in the Initial Management of Severe Trauma
The DSTC (TM) Course
The DATC (TM) Course
About the Author
1. Safe and Sustainable Trauma Care
2. Communication and Non-Technical Skills (NOTTS) in Major Trauma: The Role of Crew Resource Management (CRM)
3. Pre-Hospital and Emergency Trauma Care
4. Resuscitation Physiology
5. Transfusion in Trauma
6. Damage Control
7. The Neck
8. The Chest
9. The Abdomen
9.1. The Trauma Laparotomy
9.2. Abdominal Vascular Injury
9.3. Bowel, Rectum and Diaphragm
9.4. The Liver and Biliary System
9.7. The Duodenum
9.8. The Urogenital System
10. The Pelvis
11. Extremity Trauma
12. Head Trauma
14. Special Patient Situations
15. Minimal Access Surgery in Trauma
16. Imaging in Trauma
17. Critical Care of the Trauma Patient
18. Trauma Anaesthesia
19. Psychology of Trauma
20. Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PR&M)
21. Austere Environments
22. Military Environments
Appendix A: Trauma Systems
Appendix B: Trauma Scores and Scoring Systems
Appendix C: The Definitive Surgical Trauma Care Course: The Definitive Anaesthetic Trauma Care Course: Course Requirements And Syllabus
Appendix D: Definitive Surgical Trauma CareTM Course - Core Surgical Skills
Appendix E: Briefing for Operating Room Scrub Nurses
Developed for the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), the Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care 5e is ideal for training all surgeons who encounter major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis.
This fifth edition had been revised and updated on the basis of new evidence-based information. The increasing role of non-operative management (NOM) has been recognised. With the increased need for humanitarian intervention, as well as military peacekeeping, the Military Module has been substantially updated and broadened to reflect recent conflict experience, and a new expanded section highlighting trauma management under austere conditions has been added.Written by faculty who teach the DSTC Course, this book focuses on life-saving surgical techniques to use in challenging and unfamiliar incidents of trauma.
Professor Ken Boffard is Professor of Surgery and Trauma Director at Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, and until recently, Head of the Department of Surgery at Johannesburg Hospital and the University of the Witwatersrand. He was previously Head of the Johannesburg Hospital Trauma Unit. He qualified in Johannesburg, and trained in Surgery at the Birmingham Accident Hospital and Guy's Hospital.
He is past President of the International Society of Surgery (ISS) in Switzerland, the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), and Chair of the IATSIC Education Committee. He is a Fellow of five Surgical Colleges, and has received Honorary Fellowships from the American College of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand, College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.
His passion is surgical education, and various aspects of trauma resuscitation, intensive care, and regional planning of Trauma Systems. His interests include flying (he is a licensed fixed wing and helicopter pilot), scuba diving, and aeromedical care. His research interests include coagulation, haemostasis and critical bleeding.
He is a Colonel in the South African Military Health Service. He is a Freeman of the City of London by redemption, and an elected Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots of London.