Trauma Team Dynamics

A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual

  • Lawrence M. Gillman
  • Sandy Widder
  • Michael Blaivas MD
  • Dimitrios Karakitsos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Trauma Team Preparation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher M. Hicks
      Pages 9-13
    3. Sandy Widder, David Kolthoff, Peter G. Brindley
      Pages 15-19
    4. Peter G. Brindley
      Pages 21-26
    5. Peter G. Brindley, Arthur Tse
      Pages 27-31
  3. Trauma Team Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Sunil Sookram, Arthur Tse
      Pages 35-38
    3. Sunil Sookram, Alison Kabaroff
      Pages 39-45
    4. Paul T. Engels, J. Damian Paton-Gay, Homer C. Tien
      Pages 47-54
    5. Elaine Sigalet, Mirette Dubé
      Pages 55-60
    6. Rondi Gelbard, Kenji Inaba
      Pages 61-66
    7. Nori L. Bradley, Selena Au, Sandy Widder
      Pages 67-72
    8. Corry Jeb Kucik, Polly A. Haskins
      Pages 73-78
  4. Trauma Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. John B. Kortbeek
      Pages 81-89
    3. Chad G. Ball
      Pages 91-98
    4. Lisa L. Schlitzkus, Michael Van Vliet, Heidi L. Frankel
      Pages 99-108
    5. Morad Hameed, Larissa Roux
      Pages 109-119
    6. Paul B. McBeth, Morad Hameed
      Pages 121-130
  5. Specialized Trauma Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Mahmoud Elbarbary, Betty Jean Hancock, Melanie I. Morris
      Pages 133-143
    3. Lua R. Eiriksson, Paul T. Engels
      Pages 145-155
    4. Harvey G. Hawes, John B. Holcomb
      Pages 157-163
  6. Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Markus Ziesmann, Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Nova L. Panebianco, Lawrence M. Gillman
      Pages 167-174
    3. Michael Blaivas, Ashot E. Sargsyan, Dimitrios Karakitsos
      Pages 175-185
    4. Corry Jeb Kucik, J. Jonas Carmichael
      Pages 187-192
    5. Bradley S. Moffat, Neil G. Parry
      Pages 193-199
  7. Tactical Emergency and Disaster Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Michelangelo Bortolin, Gregory R. Ciottone
      Pages 203-207
    3. Daniel Roizblatt, Amin Madani, Tarek Razek, Kosar Khwaja
      Pages 209-216
    4. Brian P. Smith, Jonathan Mulhern, Kevin Glenn, Lewis J. Kaplan
      Pages 217-226
    5. Steven R. Allen, Kevin Glenn, Jonathan Mulhern, Lewis J. Kaplan
      Pages 227-232
    6. Michael Blaivas, Ashot E. Sargsyan, Dimitrios Karakitsos
      Pages 233-236
    7. Mansoor Ali Khan, Heidi L. Frankel
      Pages 237-241
    8. Jason D. Heiner, Peter Moffett
      Pages 243-247
    9. Mansoor Ali Khan, Heidi L. Frankel
      Pages 249-252
  8. Trauma Team Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Jason Park, Reagan L. Maniar, Ashley S. Vergis
      Pages 269-274
    3. Peter G. Brindley, J. Damian Paton-Gay, Lawrence M. Gillman
      Pages 275-283
    4. Adam Cheng, Vincent J. Grant, Naminder K. Sandhu
      Pages 285-290
    5. Vicki R. LeBlanc, Walter Tavares
      Pages 291-296
    6. Jameel Ali
      Pages 297-301
    7. Sandy Widder, Lawrence M. Gillman
      Pages 303-323
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma team and how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. 


Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations.  It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation.  Building on the revolutionary American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course, Trauma Team Dynamics illustrates the integration of the principles of CRM to team dynamics throughout the resuscitation –  from the scene, through pre-hospital care and transport, to the trauma bay, and finally to definitive care and beyond.    


The editors and contributors are international experts in trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, and pre-hospital care and include NASA- and United States military-affiliated experts.  Trauma Team Dynamics is intended for use as both a day-to-day clinical resource and a reference text, and includes self-assessment questions as well as guidance on CRM curriculum design and implementation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence M. Gillman
    • 1
  • Sandy Widder
    • 2
  • Michael Blaivas MD
    • 3
  • Dimitrios Karakitsos
    • 4
  1. 1.WinnipegCanada
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.School of MedicineUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16585-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16586-8
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