Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma

Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma

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Cambridge University Press, 2003-09-15
EAN 9780521781480, ISBN10: 0521781485

Hardcover, 312 pages, 28.9 x 22.3 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

This full-color atlas presents nearly 700 images from the largest and busiest trauma center in North America. The images bring the reader to the bedside of patients with the full spectrum of common and uncommon traumatic injuries including motor vehicle accidents, falls, lacerations, burns, impalements, stabbings, and gunshot wounds. The clinical, operative, and autopsy photographs; X-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and angiography radiographs; and original illustrations depicting injury patterns guide clinicians in recognizing, prioritizing, and managing trauma patients by using the physical cues paramount to the emergency setting. Organized by major body regions into separate chapters on the head, face, neck, chest, abdomen, musculoskeletal system, spine and soft tissue, the thorough text of this comprehensive atlas discusses management guidelines, emergency workup protocols, and common pitfalls. The Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma is an essential resource for those involved in trauma care.

'This text is a very exciting tour of trauma through a colourful lens … this book presents a unique colourful survey of excellent trauma photographs from head to toe … this book brings to 'life' many trauma conditions that might otherwise take a lifetime of experience to encounter.' The Journal of Trauma Injury, Infection, and Critical Care

'The Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma reminds physicians that a camera can be an excellent teaching tool … The Color Atlas of Emergency Trauma would be an excellent addition to an emergency medical library as an easy and informative read. This book is to be recommended as an important addition to the emergency medicine literature.' Annals of Emergency Medicine

'The clear and concise text, accompanied as it is with side by side pictorial comparisons of surgical disease images and treatment protocols, is extremely effective … Utilizing detailed and strikingly graphic photography and text, the book provides a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the initial presentation of a variety of injuries and treatment protocols. A fascinating and practical hands on textbook …'. Journal of Trauma Nursing

'… it provides an excellent resource for those practising (and teaching) in the area of emergency care, with all the illustrations in one place, and I feel lit would be heavily used in any department.' Accident & Emergency Nursing

'This comprehensive publication is an excellent reference of frequent pathology and is reliable for daily bedside use in the emergency room … clear and consistently organized … this volume is a perfect completion for training in the emergency room; no other atlas of this quality exists.' British Journal of Surgery