Developed for the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), the Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care 5eis 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.
1.Safe and sustainable trauma care 2.Communication and non technical skills in major trauma 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 10. The Pelvis. 11.Extremity Trauma 12.Head Trauma 13.Burns 14.Special patient Situations 15.Minimal Access Surgery in trauma 16.Imaging in trauma 17. Critical care 18.Trauma anaesthesia 19.Psychology of trauma 20.Physical and rehabilitation medicine 21.Austere environments 22.Military environments Appendices.Trauma Systems. Trauma scores and scoring systems.DSTC course overview.Surgical skills.Trauma Laparotomy.
Kenneth D. Boffard, BSc(Hons), FRCS, FRCPS, FCS(SA), Professor Emeritus , Department of Surgery, Milpark Hospital and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
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