Major trauma

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Major trauma

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Major trauma: treatment principles - Investigations in major trauma - Airway obstruction: basic measures - Airway obstruction: surgical airway - Tension pneumothorax - Chest wall injury - Traumatic pneumothorax - Haemothorax - Chest drain insertion - Pulmonary contusions and aspiration - Penetrating chest injury - Aortic injury - Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) scan - Diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL) - Blunt abdominal trauma - Penetrating abdominal trauma - Renal trauma - Bladder, urethral, and testicular trauma - Head injury: introduction - Head injury: triage and monitoring - Head injury: history - Head injury: examination - Head injury: imaging - Management of serious head injury - Minor head injury - Post-concussion symptoms - Maxillofacial injuries: introduction - Middle third facial fractures - Zygomatic, orbital and frontal sinus fractures - Mandibular injuries - Penetrating neck trauma - Spine and spinal cord injury - Dermatomes - Gunshot injuries - Blast injuries - Burns: assessment - Major burns: resuscitation - Inhalation injury - Management of smaller burns - Crush syndrome

Chapter.  23023 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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