Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability around the world, and the leading cause of death in those aged under forty-five years. Conditions such as airway obstruction, hemorrhage, pneumothorax, tamponade, bowel rupture, vascular injury, and pelvic fracture can cause death if not appropriately diagnosed and managed. This essential book provides emergency physicians with an easy-to-use reference and source for traumatic injury evaluation and management in the emergency department. It covers approaches to common, life-threatening, and traumatic diseases in the emergency department, for use on shift and as a reference for further learning. Each chapter includes a succinct overview of common traumatic injuries, with evaluation and management pearls and pitfalls. Highly illustrated with images from one of the busiest trauma centers in the US, and featuring expert contributions from a diverse set of attending physicians, this is an essential text for all emergency medicine practitioners.
"This is a wonderful introduction for providers in any discipline managing injury at the time of presentation in the emergency department. Concise, well-written presentations make this an excellent bedside reference. After a review of the opening chapters, readers can progress to the organ system of interest. For those less familiar with injury, comments on procedural sedation and commonly missed traumatic problems are an important aid."
-- David Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody's Review
Emergency medicine providers are the intended audience for this book, which is written by emergency medicine providers from programs throughout the U.S. Providers in other disciplines managing trauma, including surgeons and surgical subspecialists, will also appreciate the concise guidance in this book.