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Textbook of Acute Trauma Care

Editors: Lax, Peter (Ed.)

  • Includes point of injury to pre and in-hospital care
  • Focuses on basic physiological principles through to current controversies
  • Written by expert consultants (both military and civilian) across a range of specialties
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About this Textbook

This book provides a systemic approach to acute trauma care in line with the ABCDE paradigm and up-to-date information on assessing and managing major trauma from the pre-hospital to the rehabilitation phase. The book's early sections are dedicated to identifying and managing pathology caused by massive haemorrhage, airway, breathing, circulation or neurological trauma and examining the current evidence base relating to their management. The book then builds from fundamental skills to advanced interventions so that each level of responder can identify and implement aspects of clinical practice that will be of benefit to them at their stage. This approach also explains advanced interventions that may be executed subsequently, explaining how each phase of care sits together. This has a further benefit of producing seamless care for patients by practitioners of different levels using this book as a reference point. Later sections deal with specifics of in-hospital trauma care by speciality, including the explanation of decision making processes by specialities, use of diagnostic and interventional radiology, rehabilitation and psychological aspects of trauma care.

The Textbook of Acute Trauma Care also focuses on non-clinical issues relevant to trauma such as training and logistics of retrieval and repatriation, aviation considerations in HEMS, legal and forensic evidence considerations and ethical issues dealing with trauma patients. In addition, the book contains chapters from international experts on cognitive and human factors relating to healthcare and suggests strategies for training and minimising errors. This book is an essential resource for all grades of practitioner, from first responders to Consultant/Attending Physician level providers.

About the authors

Peter Lax MB ChB (Hons.), Dip SML, Dip RTM RCSEd, FIMC, FRCA, FFICM is a Consultant in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine, and a Wing Commander in the Royal Air Force. He holds honorary NHS contracts in multiple Major Trauma Centres and District General Hospitals and is an alumnus of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Anaesthesia Fellowship Program in Baltimore.

Wing Commander Lax is an active duty consultant in the Critical Care Air Support Team (CCAST) and has been responsible for multiple repatriations of critically ill service personnel back to the UK from theatres of conflict worldwide. He has worked in multiple Major Trauma Centres in the UK and USA. He is the first Defence Medical Consultant to be listed as both a Level 8 Provider by the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a dual-qualified Anaesthetist and Intensivist. He also holds the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine. Wing Commander Lax is an instructor on multiple resuscitation courses worldwide and aims to bring advances in Military Trauma Care into Civilian practice and vice-versa.

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eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD
  • Due: January 23, 2022
  • ISBN 978-3-030-83628-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $179.99
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  • Due: December 26, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-83627-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Textbook of Acute Trauma Care
Editors
  • Peter Lax
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-83628-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-83628-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-83627-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 966
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations, 208 illustrations in colour
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