Advanced Assessment and Treatment of Trauma

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 23, 2009 - Medical - 426 pages
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Assessment and Treatment of Trauma (ATT) presents the state-of-the-art prehospital trauma assessment and management. Based on the most current medical information and best practices, this concise and highly interactive continuing education course covers the critical knowledge and skills necessary to rapidly evaluate, stabilize, and transport the trauma patient. The ATT textbook is the core of the ATT Course and is designed to give ALS-level prehospital providers the tools to effectively assess and treat trauma patients. ATT motivates and engages the student. It encourages solution-driven thinking through: Pictorial case studies, Controversy essays, Procedures. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.
 

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Contents

Case Study
3
Mechanism of Trauma
5
Chapter Resources
24
Patient Assessment
29
Advanced
32
Case Study
43
Airway and Ventilation
45
The Challenges
56
Special Populations
249
Child Restraint
254
Chapter Resources
268
Medical and Legal Issues
273
Treating
274
Chapter Resources
280
Mass Casualty Incidents Trauma Center Triage and Trauma Systems
282
Transport Options
294

Case Study
67
Shock and Fluid Resuscitation
69
Evaluation of Organ Perfusion
77
Chapter Resources
84
Head and Neck Trauma
89
Clearing a Cspine
120
Case Study
131
Torso Trauma
133
Ambulance
140
Case Study
159
Musculoskeletal and Extremity Trauma
161
Ligament Injuries
167
vi
178
Case Study
189
Burn Trauma
191
Environmental Trauma 218
194
in Fire Victims
196
v
197
General Assessment
202
Management of Burns
208
Transfer to a Specialty
216
Case Study
247
Introduction
300
Secondary Transport Issues
301
viii
308
Packaging the Patient
309
Procedures
320
PROCEDURES
321
PROCEDURE 4
328
PROCEDURE 9
335
PROCEDURE 13
343
PROCEDURE 16
349
PROCEDURE 20
356
PROCEDURE 23
363
PROCEDURE 27
369
Contents
373
PROCEDURE 31
375
PROCEDURE 36
381
Glossary
383
Index
395
ix
406
iii
408
x
414
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