Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for General Surgeons

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McGraw-Hill Education, Oct 13, 2008 - Business & Economics - 446 pages

Sharpen your skills in 3 surgical specialties--with this one complete sourcebook

A Doody's Core Title for 2015!

"Thebook is easy to read, logical, insightful, and clearly meantfor practicing surgeons. Chapters are brief and suitablefor quick reading by the surgeon facing an emergency....Throughout, there is major emphasis onfigures and easy-to-follow diagnostic and managementalgorithms, which makes it easy for readers to grasp theessential message....I am certain that Acute Care Surgery: AGuide for the General Surgeon is destined to have a largereadership."--JAMA

"This book can be recommended for its well written chapters introducing generalists to principles of critical care. 3 Stars." Doody's Review Service

Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon delivers a definitive overview of how to evaluate, stabilize, and perform surgeries for multiple emergent scenarios. Written by prominent surgeon educators, it takes you step-by-step from triage through the operation and concisely explains how to handle trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery situations. No other resource delivers such quick access to essential information prior to the procedure, helping to ensure optimal outcomes for the critically ill surgical patient.

Acute Care Surgery is written specifically to help you prepare during the narrow window of time between resuscitating the patient in the emergency room and the patient's admission to the operating room.


  • A multidisciplinary surgical companion covering the three specialties within acute care surgery--emergency surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma
  • A streamlined presentation that facilitates research and offers point-of-care insights that enhance surgical outcomes
  • Clinical chapter orientation, with headers that logically segment chapter material between preoperative, operative, and postoperative management
  • Management algorithms in all clinical chapters highlight and clarify important surgical procedures
  • Expert authorship from leaders in their respective disciplines provide the most clinically relevant, up-to-date approaches to acute care surgical problems

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Vicente H. Gracias, MD, is associate professor of surgery, chief of surgical critical care, and medical director of critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Mark G. McKenney, MD, is professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; chief of surgery and chief of trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Miami Hospital; and co-director of the Ryder Trauma Center at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Patrick M. Reilly, MD, is associate professor of surgery, trauma, and surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

George C. Velmahos, MD, PhD, MSEd, is John F. Burke Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and chief of trauma, emergency surgery, and surgical critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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