Addresses specific types of trauma including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn management
Covers the spectrum of care needs of trauma victims in the ICU
Offers concrete solutions to questions and situations confronted by ICU clinicians
Includes a chapter on the legal issues of trauma patients in the ICU
Management of critically-ill trauma patients presents multiple challenges that are unique to this patient population. Optimal management of the trauma patient requires establishing priorities of care, minimizing complications, and striving to return the trauma victim to the best possible functional outcome. Yet, most books devoted to trauma focus on prehospital care, the initial assessment of trauma patients, and operative management of specific injuries. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this book will help intensivisits involved in the care of trauma patients implement best care practices for trauma victims in the intensive care unit. Chapters address issues such as: management priorities for trauma patients in the ICU, the use of monitors and drains in trauma patients, resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, massive transfusions and coagulopathy, ventilator management of trauma patients including patients with chest trauma, as well as management ICU strategies and solutions for specific types of trauma, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn management.
Section 1: Structure Chapter 1 Development of the trauma ICU within trauma systems Chapter 2 Trauma severity scoring Section 2: Patient Management Chapter 3 The tertiary survey: how to avoid missed injuries Chapter 4 Monitors and drains in trauma patients Chapter 5 Airway management in the ICU Chapter 6 Resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock Chapter 7 Massive transfusions and coagulopathy Chapter 8 Ventilator management of trauma patients Chapter 9 Abdominal trauma, abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen Chapter 10 Soft tissue trauma and rhabdomyolysis Chapter 11 Orthopedic trauma Chapter 12 Traumatic brain injury Chapter 13 Brain death and organ donor management Chapter 14 Spinal cord injury Chapter 15 Burn management Chapter 16 Acute kidney injury Chapter 17 Endocrine issues Chapter 18 Infection and antibiotic management Chapter 19 Hypothermia and trauma Chapter 20 Nutrition Chapter 21 Venous thromboembolism prophlyaxi Chapter 22 Sedation and analgesia Chapter 23 Pediatric trauma Chapter 24 Obstetric trauma Chapter 25 Geriatric trauma Chapter 26 Toxicology Chapter 27 Rehabilitation Section 3: Other Issues Chapter 28 Legal Issues