Emergent Management of Trauma, Third Edition by John Bailitz

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A concise yet comprehensive guide to trauma evaluation and management covering the full scope of injuries

"This is a worthy update to the previous edition published 10 years ago. It is a helpful, quick introduction for students or a procedural pocket guide for emergency department practitioners. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Featuring a succinct outline approach, numerous illustrations, and a presentation of concepts devoid of institutional bias, Emergent Management of Trauma will prove to be indispensable for all trauma care practitioners, including attending and resident physicians, medical students, midlevel providers, nurses, and paramedics.

Covering the essential points of diagnosis, management, and disposition of the trauma patient, Emergent Management of Trauma is divided into six sections:Resuscitation Concepts: covers prehospital issues, hospital organization, patient evaluation, and “ABC” interventionsAnatomic Areas of Injury: includes important management algorithms and covers major traumatic injuries literally from top to bottomExtremity Trauma: oriented from hand to shoulder and then from hip to footSpecial Groups: focuses on trauma in children, pregnancy, and the elderlyEnvironmental Issues: covers temperature extremes as well as weapons of mass destructionUseful Resources: offers procedure instructions, radiograph interpretation pearls, and a pertinent drug formulary


About John Bailitz

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Thomas A. Scaletta, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, West Suburban Hospital Medical Center, Oak Park, Illinois. Jeffrey J. Schaider, MD, Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Published December 13, 2010 by McGraw-Hill Professional. 640 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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