Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach is a fully illustrated, interdisciplinary overview of trauma. Using both evidence-based approaches and a practical understanding of the emergency department, it gives a broad and in-depth review of trauma care. The entire spectrum of trauma presentations is reviewed from minor soft-tissue injuries through to major life-threatening conditions. Written by over 50 expert contributors, it gives concrete and practical recommendations for evaluation, treatment, consultation and disposition decisions on both common and unusual conditions. Extensive use of photographs, illustrations and key information boxes is used to make the material accessible. Additional sections provide an overview of multiple other issues relating to emergency management of trauma including administrative, nursing, research and legal matters. This book provides an essential reference for anyone who is called upon to provide acute trauma care in the emergency department. Features • Extensive use of photographs, illustrations and key information boxes • Written by practising emergency physicians who are experts in their fields • Gives explicit recommendations for consultation and disposition decisions Table of Contents Preface Part I. Approach to Trauma: 1. Decision making in trauma Julie Mayglothling, Peter Rosen and Ernest Moore 2. Initial approach to trauma Marian E. Betz, Carrie D. Tibbles and Carlo L. Rosen 3. Mechanism of injury Aaron Hexdall and Maurizio A. Miglietta 4. Multiple casualties and disaster preparedness Carl Bonnett, Shawn Ulrich, Charles Little and Fred Severyn 5. Trauma airway Abe Berger, Christine Preblick and Pinchas Halperin Part II. The Injured Patient: 6. Head trauma Livia Santiago-Rosado, Matthew Simons and Andy Jagoda 7. Oral and maxillofacial trauma Kurt Whitaker and John E. Frank 8. Ophthalmology Heather Mahoney 9. Neck trauma Niels K. Rathlev 10. Injuries of the spine - musculoskeletal Daniel Zlogar and Ron Medzon 11. Injuries of the spine - nerve Ron Medzon 12. Chest trauma Alasdair Conn 13. Abdominal trauma Jennifer Isenhour and John Marx 14. Genitourinary trauma James F. Holmes 15. Pelvic fracture Jean Hammel 16. Upper extremity bony trauma Moira Davenport and Tamara A. Scerpella 17. Lower extremity bony trauma Moira Davenport and Tamara A. Scerpella 18. Cutaneous injuries E. Parker Hays and D. Matthew Sullivan 19. Soft-tissue extremity injuries Kaushal Shah and Omar Bholat 20. Vascular injuries Phillip L. Rice, Jr and Jonathan S. Gates Part III. Special Considerations: 21. Trauma in pregnancy Diana Felton and Carrie Tibbles 22. Geriatric trauma Phillip D. Levy and Michael Stern 23. Medical concerns in trauma patients Phillip D. Levy 24. Sexual assault Kristin E. Harkin, Elizabeth Borock and Andrew Amaranto 25. Injury prevention Salvatore Pardo 26. Rural trauma care Neil Waldman and David Dreitlin 27. Pain management Knox H. Todd and Christine Preblick Part IV. Imaging in Trauma: 28. Plain radiographs David Schwartz, Nancy Kwon and Alexander Baxter 29. Ultrasound John Kendall and Brandon H. Buckland 30. Computed tomography Sassan Naderi and Mark Bernstein 31. Angiography and interventional radiology Stephen J. Wolf, Giustino Albanese and Charles Ray, Jr Part V. Procedures and Skills: 32. Anesthesia Maria E. Moreira 33. Fluid and blood component therapy administration Ugo A. Ezenkwele and Spiros G. Francos 34. Trauma procedures I Mari Hoffman and Elizabeth Mitchell 35. Trauma procedures II Nancy Kwon, Sajan Patel and Elizabeth Mitchell 36. Wound closure techniques Vincent J. Markovchick and Maria E. Moreira 37. Universal/standard procedures David Peak Part VI. Administration: 38. Prehospital care Aaron Eberhardt and Christopher B. Colwell 39. Professionalism Erica Kreisman and Lewis Goldfrank 40. Communication and interpersonal issues Matthew R. Levine 41. Research Jason S. Haukoos and Debra Houry 42. Trauma nursing Nancy Martin, Julie Mayglothling and Marion Machado Index.