* The definitive reference on the latest evidence-based practice in trauma, collated into one volume
* Reflects current best practice, with an international expert editor and author team
* Topics are presented in a uniform, easy-to-read format for quick reference during a busy clinic
* Covers every type of trauma encountered by the trauma team, as well additional chapters on research in trauma, psychological aspects and rehabilitation
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.