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Whether you are a physician or surgeon with only occasional trauma duties, a resident rotating in trauma, or part of a full-time trauma team, this handbook will help keep your procedures and practices in line with the latest evidence-based guidelines. Included is current information for alternative airway management, ultrasound in the trauma setting, laparoscopic surgery in trauma, terrorism preparedness, damage control, the trauma systems quality improvement process, bedside procedures in the surgical intensive care unit, massive transfusion protocol, diagnosis of blunt cervical vascular injury, and much more.
Provides “Fast Facts” and “Pearls and Pitfalls” in each chapter that emphasize key points to help you find information quickly and easily.
Incorporates “Evidence” boxes highlighting evidence-based guidelines, when available, to help you make more rational judgments about the issues at hand.
Contains up-to-date coverage of timely issues in trauma and critical care including damage control, ultrasound, bedside procedures in the ICU, and terrorism preparedness.
Reflects the numerous advances made in trauma care since the last edition.
Presents an evidence- and experience-based guide to the evaluation and initial management of the trauma patient.
Provides a comprehensive but concise trauma reference you can carry in your pocket.
Consists of information direct from the residents on the frontlines at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
"I think the residents and the surgical faculty involved in the production of this handbook are to be congratulated. It is well done and is a worthwhile addition to the library of any department and to the personal library of any emergency physician or resident." - Annals of Emergency Medicine, review of previous edition
By Alexander L. Eastman, MD, Tactical Physician, Dallas Police Department; Assistant Medical Director, BIOTEL/Dallas Metropolitan EMS System; Fellow in Government Emergency Medical Services and Homeland Security, Dallas, TX, USA; David A. Rosenbaum, MD, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA USA and Erwin Thal, MD, FACS, Professor of Surgery, Division of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Senior Attending Surgeon, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, TX; Editor and Faculty Advisor, Parkland Trauma Handbook Series
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