Trauma Intensive Care

ISBN : 9780199777709

Samuel A. Tisherman; Raquel M. Forsythe; John A. Kellum
352 Pages
138 x 203 mm
Pub date
Jul 2013
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Management of critically-ill trauma patients presents multiple challenges that are unique to this patient population. Optimal management of the trauma patient requires establishing priorities of care, minimizing complications, and striving to return the trauma victim to the best possible functional outcome. Yet, most books devoted to trauma focus on prehospital care, the initial assessment of trauma patients, and operative management of specific injuries. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this book will help intensivisits involved in the care of trauma patients implement best care practices for trauma victims in the intensive care unit. Chapters address issues such as: management priorities for trauma patients in the ICU, the use of monitors and drains in trauma patients, resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, massive transfusions and coagulopathy, ventilator management of trauma patients including patients with chest trauma, as well as management ICU strategies and solutions for specific types of trauma, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn management.


Section 1: Structure
Chapter 1 Development of the trauma ICU within trauma systems
Chapter 2 Trauma severity scoring
Section 2: Patient Management
Chapter 3 The tertiary survey: how to avoid missed injuries
Chapter 4 Monitors and drains in trauma patients
Chapter 5 Airway management in the ICU
Chapter 6 Resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock
Chapter 7 Massive transfusions and coagulopathy
Chapter 8 Ventilator management of trauma patients
Chapter 9 Abdominal trauma, abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen
Chapter 10 Soft tissue trauma and rhabdomyolysis
Chapter 11 Orthopedic trauma
Chapter 12 Traumatic brain injury
Chapter 13 Brain death and organ donor management
Chapter 14 Spinal cord injury
Chapter 15 Burn management
Chapter 16 Acute kidney injury
Chapter 17 Endocrine issues
Chapter 18 Infection and antibiotic management
Chapter 19 Hypothermia and trauma
Chapter 20 Nutrition
Chapter 21 Venous thromboembolism prophlyaxi
Chapter 22 Sedation and analgesia
Chapter 23 Pediatric trauma
Chapter 24 Obstetric trauma
Chapter 25 Geriatric trauma
Chapter 26 Toxicology
Chapter 27 Rehabilitation
Section 3: Other Issues
Chapter 28 Legal Issues

About the author: 

SAT: Professor, Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh

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