Oxford Desk Reference: Major Trauma

ISBN : 9780199543328

Jason Smith; Ian Greaves; Keith Porter
608 ページ
177 x 248 mm
Oxford Desk Reference Series

The Oxford Desk Reference: Major Trauma is the missing link between basic trauma management and advanced specialist care. Advanced Trauma Life Support courses have revolutionised trauma care in the last 3 decades, but there is little advice for the key decision makers in trauma care once the primary and secondary surveys are complete. This volume is a practical and evidence-based desk reference, giving a comprehensive walk-through from the initial phases of injury, through key decision-making in the resuscitation room, to surgical principles and rehabilitation. Including chapters on damage control, ballistic and blast injuries, and bariatric trauma, this text covers all the main areas of trauma care necessary for the trauma specialist in the 21st Century. The Oxford Desk Reference emphasises practical help but also covers the evidence and science behind trauma management. It includes the most up-to-date guidance from national bodies making recommendations for trauma care, using an international team of contributing authors. This book will become an essential tool for everyday use in the management of trauma.


1. Introduction
2. Pre-hospital emergency care
3. Initial assessment
4. The trauma team
5. Airway management in trauma
6. Assessment of breathing - thoracic injuries
7. Circulation and shock
8. Head injuries
9. The role of radiology in trauma
10. Tertiary survey
11. Spinal injuries
12. Abdominal trauma
13. Pelvic trauma
14. Limb injuries
15. Crush injuries
16. Vascular trauma
17. Eye trauma
18. Maxillofacial trauma
19. The role of damage control surgery in multi-trauma patients
20. Paediatric trauma
21. Trauma in pregnancy
22. Burn injuries
23. Penetrating trauma
24. Blast and ballistic injury
25. Chemical, biological, and radiation injuries
26. Critical care issues in trauma
27. Trauma retrieval
28. Psychological aspects of trauma
29. Rehabilitation after trauma
30. Commonly missed injuries
31. Research in trauma
32. Bariatric trauma
33. Major incidents


Jason Smith qualified in medicine from Newcastle University in 1992, and has since pursued a career as a Medical Officer in the Royal Navy. He underwent training in emergency medicine in London, Plymouth and Sydney, before being appointed as a Consultant in Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, and has extensive operational trauma experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. His current research interests include pain in emergency patients and the management of blast injuries.; Ian Greaves qualified at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1986. He trained in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine, joined the British Army and was appointed Consultant in 1997. He was appointed to Visiting Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Teesside in 2002. He is author or editor of several books and numerous chapters and papers on Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Pre-hospital Care. He is Chairman of the Research Committee, Member of the Speciality Advisory Board and Member of the Management Board of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.; Keith Porter is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and an Immediate Care Practitioner. Qualifying originally in London but doing much of his higher surgical training in the West Midlands, he was originally appointed Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Birmingham Accident Hospital in 1986. With changes in hospital practice he is now Senior Trauma Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. He is also an active immediate care practitioner working both in urban practice in Birmingham and also in rural practice in Hereford & Worcester. He is the Medical Director of the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation (CARE) team and actively involved in both the delivery of pre-hospital care and education within the region.