Prehospital Trauma Care
Comprehensive in scope and content, Prehospital Trauma Care (PTC) covers all aspects of emergency medicine-triage assessment and treatment, anesthesia, intensive care, psychiatry, health and military disasters, burns, shock, and surgery.
Written by over 70 distinguished international experts representing Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
Considering geographic and cultural perspectives in trauma care, Prehospital Trauma Care explores
Promoting an efficient trauma chain of survival and a secure continuum of care, Prehospital Trauma Care is essential reading for emergency medicine and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, surgeons, pediatricians, sports medicine specialists, air and ground transport nurses, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and all related medical specialists with an interest in trauma care.
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Mechanisms of Injury in Trauma
The Role of the Physician in Prehospital Trauma Care
The Role of the Transport Nurse in Prehospital Trauma Care
The Role of the Paramedic in Prehospital Trauma Care
Safety Aspects and Teamwork
Disasters and Mass Casualty Situations
Patients With Multiple Trauma Including Head Injuries
The Patient With Penetrating Injuries
Prehospital Trauma Management of the Pediatric Patient
Trauma in the Elderly
The Pregnant Trauma Patient
The Entrapped Patient
Patients With Orthopedic Injuries
Research and Uniform Reporting
Organization Documentation and Continuous Quality Improvement
Initial Assessment Triage and Basic and Advanced Life Support
Advanced Airway Management and Use of Anesthetic Drugs
Oxygenation Ventilation and Monitoring
Basic Pathophysiology and Treatment
Prehospital Vascular Access for the Trauma Patient
FluidsWhen What and How Much?
Use of Pneumatic Antishock Garment
Prevention and Treatment
Analgesia Sedation and Other Pharmacotherapy
Medical Aspects of the HAZMAT System
Accidental Hypothermia and Avalanche Injuries
Diving Injuries and Hyperbaric Medicine
Snake Insect and Marine Bites and Stings
When Is It Appropriate?
Trauma in Rural and Remote Areas
Trauma Care Support for Mass Events Counterterrorism and VIP Protection
Arriving and Interacting in the Emergency Department
Psychological Aspects Debriefing
The Role of Human Factors in Improving Trauma Care
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