Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa

Paperback | August 15, 2010

byAndrew Nicol, Elmin Steyn

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The Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa is an invaluable resource for medical staff dealing with trauma patients in a rural or urban setting. Doctors, primary health care workers, nurses, medical students and emergency medical services personnel will benefit from the practical approach totrauma in southern Africa. The text is clearly presented for quick reference, with drawings and other figures to further elucidate the subject matter.The second edition of the Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa is fully updated to reflect advances in the field, and includes new chapters on HIV in the trauma setting and nutrition for the trauma patient. In addition, there is broader coverage of topics such as abdominal compartment syndrome andtrauma scoring systems.

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The Handbook of Trauma for Southern Africa is an invaluable resource for medical staff dealing with trauma patients in a rural or urban setting. Doctors, primary health care workers, nurses, medical students and emergency medical services personnel will benefit from the practical approach totrauma in southern Africa. The text is clearl...

Dr. Andrew Nicol is Head of the Trauma Unit at Groote Schuur Hopsital. Dr Elmin Steyn is Head of the Trauma Unit at Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 7.09 × 4.33 × 0.07 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195987470

ISBN - 13:9780195987478

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Resuscitation and early management1. Prehospital Care2. Initial Assessment3. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation4. Airway management5. Shock and fluid therapy6. Blood transfusion therapy7. Emergency procedures8. Practical trauma laparotomy9. Damage control surgery10. Radiology11. Pain managementPart 2: Regional injuries and management12. Head injuries13. Spinal Injuries14. Maxillo-facial injuries15. Ear and nasal injuries16. The injured eye17. Neck injuries18. Cardiac injuries19. Blunt chest injuries20. Penetrating chest injuries21. Abdominal injuries22. Splenic injuries23. Liver injuries24. Pancreatic injuries25. Vascular injuries26. Injuries to the urinary tract27. Pelvic fractures resuscitative management28. Extensive soft tissue and crush injuries29. Hand injuries30. Fractures and dislocations31. Emergency care of the sexual assault survivorPart 3: High risk patients32. Trauma in the elderly33. The injured child34. Trauma in pregnancy35. HIV in traumaPart 4: Specific mechanisms of injury and their management36. Burns37. Barotrauma and decompression injury38. Non accidental trauma39. Gunshot wounds and blast injuries40. Bites and toxic stingsPart 5: Prevention and management of complications41. Respiratory failure42. Accidental hypothermia43. Acute renal dysfunction44. Abdominal compartment syndrome45. Antibiotic use in trauma46. Nutrition for injured patients47. Psychological consequences of traumaPart 5: Trauma related issues48. Scoring systems49. Medicolegal aspects of trauma50. Brain death and organ donation