Acute Care Surgery: Principles and Practice

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L.D. Britt, Donald D. Trunkey, David V. Feliciano
Springer Science & Business Media, May 17, 2010 - Medical - 832 pages
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The genesis of this project is a direct result of the fact that there is no substantive textbook that addresses the full-spectrum of surgical emergencies. Even in a ?eld in which there is a plethora of excellent textbooks on a variety of surgical topics (including trauma), there is no one reference book with a dedicated emphasis on both traumatic and nontraumatic conditions potentially necessitating surgical int- vention in the acute setting.This project became even more unique when its st- wise development paralleled the evolution of a new specialty–acute care surgery. This was far from a serendipitous link.On the contrary,my editorial colleagues and I, along with many of the contributors, have recently been part of a major effort to build the foundation for this new specialty.As with any proposed new specialty, there have been a few rough interfaces with some of the other surgical specialties regarding the scope of practice of the acute care surgeon. Fortunately, the key to this con?ict resolution will revolve around what is best for the patient. However, irrespective of these dynamics,there is a worsening crisis in acute care in this nation.
 

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Contents

1 Initial Assessment and Early Resuscitation
3
2 The Operating Theater for Acute Care Surgery
24
3 Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery
30
4 Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery
43
5 The Perioperative Management of the Acute Care Surgical Patient
67
Cardiovascular Adjuncts and Assist Devices
84
7 Principles and Practice of Nutritional Support for Surgical Patients
91
The NextGeneration Operating Room
106
29 Foregut
450
30 Small Intestine
471
31 Liver and Biliary Tract
479
32 Pancreas
497
33 Spleen
513
34 Intraabdominal Vasculature
524
35 Colon and Rectum
549
36 Urogenital Tract
561

9 Burns
125
10 Electrical and Lightning Injuries
161
11 Soft Tissue Infections
166
Management from Initial Laparotomy to Definitive Closure
176
13 Acute Care Surgery and the Elderly
187
14 Acute Care Surgery in the Rural Setting
194
15 Prehospital Care in the Acute Setting
202
16 Disaster and Mass Casualty Management
229
17 Principles of Injury Prevention and Control
249
Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery
263
Part II OrganBased Approach
275
19 Pharynx and Larynx
277
Pediatrics
305
21 Esophagus
314
22 Central Nervous System
332
23 Chest Wall
348
24 Lungs and Pleura
362
25 Heart
389
26 Thoracic Aorta
400
27 Diaphragm
420
28 Abdominal Wall
435
37 Pelvis
589
38 Lower Extremities
602
39 Hand and Upper Extremities
615
40 Peripheral Vasculature
656
Part III Administration Ethics and Law
676
Our Countrys Emergency Care Safety Net
677
42 Informed Surgical Consent
683
43 Advance Directives
689
44 The Nonviable Patient and Organ Procurement
701
45 Ethical Dilemmas and the Law
715
Part IV System and Curriculum Development
742
46 Development of a Regional System for Surgical Emergencies RSSE
743
A Proposed Curriculum
752
The Vanderbilt Model
754
Part V The International Communities
766
United Kingdom
767
Australia
786
Japan
796
Index
809
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