Table of Contents

Mechanism of injury.
Initial assessment and resuscitation of the trauma patient.
Head injuries.
Thoracic injuries.
Spinal injuries.
Abdominal injuries.
Pelvic injuries.
Extremity trauma.
Paediatric trauma.
Trauma in older people.
Trauma in pregnancy.
Trauma-related deaths. "Trauma Care explores the concept of trauma assessment, focusing on patient priorities and interprofessional trauma team working. Individual chapters look at the essential assessment and management issues for each system of the body and specific age related complications. Emphasis is placed on key patient priorities, with acknowledgement to the common pitfalls in initial trauma care. This text will be essential for all emergency nurses, and those working in the emergency department."--Jacket.