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Prehospital care is a growing area in medicine, and emergency treatments are becoming more sophisticated as the potential to save lives grow. The fourth edition of this ABC has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters on nuclear and biological emergencies. Each chapter gives concise and clear guidance and is accompanied by excellent photographs and diagrams. Edited and written by leading UK trauma authorities, this is a truly comprehensive and practical book for everyday use by emergency medicine staff, nurses, hospital doctors, paramedics, and ambulance services. David Skinner, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford - Peter Driscoll, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hope Hospital CONTENTS 1 Initial assessment and management - 1: primary survey. 2 Initial assessment and management - 2: secondary survey. 3 The upper airway. 4 Chest injuries. 5 Artificial blood. 6 CT head scanning. 7 Maxillofacial trauma. 8 Spine and spinal cord injury. 9 The abdomen. 10 The urinary tract. 11 Limb injuries. 12 Eye injuries. 13 Medical problems. 14 Radiological assessment. 15 Role of the trauma nurse. 16 Scoring systems for trauma. 17 Handling distressed relatives and breaking bad news. 18 Trauma in pregnancy. 19 Paediatric trauma. 20 Trauma in the elderly. 21 Pre-hospital care. 22 Transfer of the trauma patient. 23 Management of severe burns. 24 Chemical, nuclear and biological trauma. 25 Blast and gunshot injuries. 26 Trauma in hostile environments. 27 Psychological trauma. 28 Major incidents. 29 Trauma management systems in developing countries
BMJ Publishing Group
March 15, 2013
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