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Trauma Informatics

  • Kimball I. Maull
  • Jeffrey S. Augenstein

Part of the Computers in Health Care book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Section I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey S. Augenstein, Kimball I. Maull
      Pages 3-28
  3. Section II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. M. Jack Lee, Anthony J. Martinez, Leticia M. Rutledge, Kimball I. Maull
      Pages 31-44
    3. Dietmar Otte
      Pages 45-64
    4. Mark C. Henry, Lester Kallus, Peter Viccellio, Todd B. Taylor
      Pages 65-91
    5. Michael E. Flisak
      Pages 92-103
    6. Carl A. Sirio, G. Daniel Martich, Andrew B. Peitzman
      Pages 104-114
    7. Jeffrey S. Hecht, Alfred G. Kaye, Gregory D. Powell, Carl P. Granger
      Pages 115-170
  4. Section III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Sheryl Zougras, Thomas J. Esposito, Kimball I. Maull
      Pages 189-207
    3. William J. Sacco, Wayne S. Copes
      Pages 208-228
    4. Robert Rutledge, Charles L. Rice
      Pages 229-237
  5. Section IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Michael Rhodes, Michael D. Pasquale
      Pages 241-260
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-265

About this book

Introduction

Information and the technology to rapidly transmit, analyze, document, and disperse this information are increasing arithmetically, if not logarithmi­ cally. Arguably, no discipline better exemplifies this trend than medicine. It can be further argued that care of the trauma patient is one of the better examples of informatics and the potential benefit to the health profession­ als who care for these patients. Maull and Augenstein have provided us with a primer on informatics and its use in trauma care. The subject matter is timely and covers the gamut of trauma care from prehospital to rehabilitation. Who will benefit from trauma informatics? A simple answer would be anyone who takes care of trauma patients. From a broader perspective, however, at least three examples illustrate how trauma informatics can be used today to exert a positive effect on patient outcome. The first example is care of combat casualties, including battlefield resuscitation, evacuation, acute care, and ultimate return to the continental United States. Current technology is such that via global positioning satellite, a corpsman could transmit to a remote area the vital signs and pertinent physical findings of a combat casualty. Furthermore, the location of the corpsman and the casu­ alty would be precisely known, and consultation and destination disposition would be possible. The injured person, when admitted to a combat support hospital, could be continuously monitored and additional remote consulta­ tion obtained.

Keywords

Trauma care evaluation informatics intensive care

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimball I. Maull
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeffrey S. Augenstein
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryStritch School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Division of Trauma and Emergency Medical ServicesLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  3. 3.Departments of Surgery and AnesthesiologyUSA
  4. 4.Computer Services Ryder Trauma CenterUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1636-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7225-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1636-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
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