- Wounds and injuries -- Nursing
- Elsevier Churchill Livingstone,
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- SECTION 1: Trauma care in perspective 1. Trauma care in context 2. Kinetics and mechanisms of injury 3. A structured approach to caring for the trauma patient 4. Pre-hospital care 5. Stabilisation and transport of the critically ill 6. The management of major incidents and mass casualty situations SECTION 2: Applied biosciences in trauma care 7. Homeostasis 8. Applied biochemistry pertaining to the trauma patient 9. Acidbase balance 10. The oxygen dissociation curve 11. Applied physiology pertaining to the trauma patient 12. Haemodynamic disturbances 13. Pathophysiological mechanisms of shock 14. Applied pharmacology pertaining to the trauma patient 15. The pathogenesis of disease and infection control SECTION 3: Resuscitation and stabilisation of the critically ill 16. Aetiology of cardiac arrest in trauma 17. Basic life support in adults 18. Advanced life support in adults 19. Recognition and management of shock 20. Monitoring the trauma patient 21. Analgesia and anaesthesia SECTION 4: Major trauma 22. Head and neck trauma 23. Cardiothoracic trauma 24. Orthopaedic trauma 25. Spinal trauma 26. Multiple trauma 27. Abdominal trauma 28. Maxillofacial trauma 29. Ocular trauma 30. Paediatric trauma 31. Care of the patient with major burns 32. Blast and gunshot injuries 33. Injuries 34. Management of traumatic wounds SECTION 5: Clinical conditions and their impact on trauma care 35. Medical emergencies 36. Paediatric emergencies 37. Trauma in special circumstances 38. Sudden death SECTION 6: Professional dimensions 39. Legal aspects of trauma nursing 40. The future of trauma care delivery Appendix: Organisms causing disease in humans.
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