Trauma and combat critical care in clinical practice
Critical care medicine Emergency medicine Medicine Traumatology War wounds Emergency Medical Services
Springer 2016EISBN 9783319287560
This book presents an overview of the management of critically injured patients, with a particular focus on the intensive care phase of the patient pathway. Almost all of the chapter authors are military clinicians with recent deployed experience in war zones and this brings a unique perspective to the book. The book provides an overview of the initial stages of the military trauma patient pathway but the main focus is on the decisions faced by the intensive care specialist once a critically injured patient arrives within the ICU. The question and answer format of the chapters provides pragmatic and evidence based guidance based on the accumulated experience of the authors during the last two decades of combat operations. However, the lessons learnt are also translated into the civilian setting and will be relevant to anyone looking after critically injured patients. Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Clinical Practice is a useful tool for critical care specialists as well as doctors in training within the specialty. It will also be of relevance to those practicing in the pre-hospital and emergency department environments.