Covering all areas of trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery, The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery,
5th Edition, brings you fully up to date with recent changes in the field.
This pocket manual is an indispensable resource for everyone on the trauma/acute care team, with practical, easy-to-
read coverage of the wide range of patients seen daily with urgent presentation – whether from injury, emergency
general surgical disease, or a major complication.
This user-friendly manual is one that every trauma surgeon, surgical resident, surgical critical care specialist,
emergency medicine physician, and emergency or trauma nurse will want to keep close at hand for daily use.
Up-to-date coverage of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery from a newly expanded group of national
and international experts in the field.
Organized in a chronological fashion following the usual events and phases of care after injury or acute surgical
Many new and revised chapters throughout the book, plus an entirely new section on surgical rescue and management
of frequent complications.
Evidence-based recommendations backed by extensive clinical experience, presented in a quick-reference format for
ease of use.
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Section I General
Acute Care Surgery: Key Concepts
Introduction to Trauma Care
Physiologic Response to Injury
Section II Trauma
Introduction to Trauma: Mechanism of Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
31 Maxillofacial Injury
Section III The Intensive Care Unit
Priorities in the ICU: Care of the Adult Trauma Patient
Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Cardiovascular Disease and Monitoring
Section IV Emergency Surgery
Introduction to Emergency General Surgery: Evaluation of the Acute Abdomen
Preparation, Initial Resuscitation, and Management of the Patient for the Emergency Operation
Acute Abdomen in ICU Patients
Section V Surgical Rescue, Complications
Rescue in Acute Care Surgery
Complications of Tracheostomy and Intubation
Complications of PEG Tubes, Jejunostomy Tubes, and EGD
Appendix A: AAST Organ Injury Scales
Appendix B: AAST Emergency General Surgery Scores