Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach (AMAZON)

Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach (AMAZON)

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Trauma: A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach is a fully illustrated, interdisciplinary overview of trauma. Using both evidence-based approaches and a practical understanding of the emergency department, it gives a broad and in-depth review of trauma care. The entire spectrum of trauma presentations is reviewed from minor soft-tissue injuries through to major life-threatening conditions. Written by over 50 expert contributors, it gives concrete and practical recommendations for evaluation, treatment, consultation, and disposition decisions on both common and unusual conditions. Extensive use of photographs, illustrations, and key information boxes is used to make the material accessible. Additional sections provide an overview of multiple issues relating to emergency management of trauma including administrative, nursing, research, and legal matters. This book provides an essential reference for anyone who is called on to provide acute trauma care in the emergency department.


  • Extensive use of photographs, illustrations, and key information boxes 
  • Written by practising emergency physicians who are experts in their fields 
  • Gives explicit recommendations for consultation and disposition decisions

Eric L. Legome, MD, FACEP
Kings County Hospital

Lee W. Shockley, MD, FACEP
University of Colorado, Denver and Health Sciences Center


Part I. Approach to Trauma

1. Decision making in trauma; Julie Mayglothling, Peter Rosen, and Ernest Moore
2. Initial approach to trauma; Marian E. Betz, Carrie D. Tibbles, and Carlo L. Rosen
3. Mechanism of injury; Aaron Hexdall and Maurizio A. Miglietta
4. Multiple casualties and disaster preparedness; Carl Bonnett, Shawn Ulrich, Charles Little, and Fred Severyn
5. Trauma airway; Abe Berger, Christine Preblick and Pinchas Halperin

Part II. The Injured Patient

6. Head trauma; Livia Santiago-Rosado, Matthew Simons, and Andy Jagoda
7. Oral and maxillofacial trauma; Kurt Whitaker and John E. Frank
8. Ophthalmology; Heather Mahoney
9. Neck trauma; Niels K. Rathlev
10. Injuries of the spine - musculoskeletal; Daniel Zlogar and Ron Medzon
11. Injuries of the spine - nerve; Ron Medzon
12. Chest trauma; Alasdair Conn
13. Abdominal trauma; Jennifer Isenhour and John Marx
14. Genitourinary trauma; James F. Holmes
15. Pelvic fracture; Jean Hammel
16. Upper extremity bony trauma; Moira Davenport and Tamara A. Scerpella
17. Lower extremity bony trauma; Moira Davenport and Tamara A. Scerpella
18. Cutaneous injuries; E. Parker Hays and D. Matthew Sullivan
19. Soft-tissue extremity injuries; Kaushal Shah and Omar Bholat
20. Vascular injuries; Phillip L. Rice, Jr and Jonathan S. Gates

Part III. Special Considerations

21. Trauma in pregnancy; Diana Felton and Carrie Tibbles
22. Geriatric trauma; Phillip D. Levy and Michael Stern
23. Medical concerns in trauma patients; Phillip D. Levy
24. Sexual assault; Kristin E. Harkin, Elizabeth Borock and Andrew Amaranto
25. Injury prevention; Salvatore Pardo
26. Rural trauma care; Neil Waldman and David Dreitlin
27. Pain management; Knox H. Todd and Christine Preblick

Part IV. Imaging in Trauma

28. Plain radiographs; David Schwartz, Nancy Kwon and Alexander Baxter
29. Ultrasound; John Kendall and Brandon H. Buckland
30. Computed tomography; Sassan Naderi and Mark Bernstein
31. Angiography and interventional radiology; Stephen J. Wolf, Giustino Albanese, and Charles Ray, Jr

Part V. Procedures and Skills

32. Anesthesia; Maria E. Moreira
33. Fluid and blood component therapy administration; Ugo A. Ezenkwele and Spiros G. Francos
34. Trauma procedures I; Mari Hoffman and Elizabeth Mitchell
35. Trauma procedures II; Nancy Kwon, Sajan Patel, and Elizabeth Mitchell
36. Wound closure techniques; Vincent J. Markovchick and Maria E. Moreira
37. Universal/standard procedures; David Peak

Part VI. Administration

38. Prehospital care; Aaron Eberhardt and Christopher B. Colwell
39. Professionalism; Erica Kreisman and Lewis Goldfrank
40. Communication and interpersonal issues; Matthew R. Levine
41. Research; Jason S. Haukoos and Debra Houry
42. Trauma nursing; Nancy Martin, Julie Mayglothling, and Marion Machado

Julie Mayglothling
Peter Rosen
Ernest Moore
Marian E. Betz
Carrie D. Tibbles
Carlo L. Rosen
Aaron Hexdall
Maurizio A. Miglietta
Carl Bonnett
Shawn Ulrich
Charles Little
Fred Severyn
Abe Berger
Christine Preblick
Pinchas Halperin
Livia Santiago-Rosado
Matthew Simons
Andy Jagoda
Kurt Whitaker
John E. Frank
Heather Mahoney
Niels K. Rathlev
Daniel Zlogar
Ron Medzon
Alasdair Conn
Jennifer Isenhour
John Marx
James F. Holmes
Jean Hammel
Moira Davenport
Tamara A. Scerpella
E. Parker Hays
D. Matthew Sullivan
Kaushal Shah
Omar Bholat
Phillip L. Rice, Jr
Jonathan S. Gates
Diana Felton
Carrie Tibbles
Phillip D. Levy
Michael Stern
Kristin E. Harkin
Elizabeth Borock
Andrew Amaranto
Salvatore Pardo
Neil Waldman
David Dreitlin
Knox H. Todd
David Schwartz
Nancy Kwon
Alexander Baxter
John Kendall
Brandon H. Buckland
Sassan Naderi
Mark Bernstein
Stephen J. Wolf
Giustino Albanese
Charles Ray, Jr.
Maria E. Moreira
Ugo A. Ezenkwele
Spiros G. Francos
Mari Hoffman
Elizabeth Mitchell
Sajan Patel
Vincent J. Markovchick
David Peak
Aaron Eberhardt
Christopher B. Colwell
Erica Kreisman
Lewis Goldfrank
Matthew R. Levine
Jason S. Haukoos
Debra Houry
Nancy Martin
Marion Machado
 Publisher:  Cambridge University Press
 Published: 2011
 Pages: 736
 Format:  Hardback
 Dimensions: 8.10
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