Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Clinical Practice

  • Sam D.¬†Hutchings

Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. C. Andrew Eynon
    Pages 19-39
  3. William R. O. Davies, Sam D. Hutchings
    Pages 83-99
  4. William R. O. Davies, Sam D. Hutchings
    Pages 101-135
  5. William R. O. Davies, Sam D. Hutchings
    Pages 137-154
  6. Sam D. Hutchings, Catherine M. Doran
    Pages 155-187
  7. Emrys Kirkman, Michael C. Reade
    Pages 225-243
  8. Anthony D. Holley
    Pages 277-306
  9. David N. Naumann, Mark Midwinter
    Pages 307-334
  10. Edward Spurrier, Sarah A. Stapley
    Pages 335-358
  11. David A. T. Gay, Jonathan Crighton
    Pages 359-391
  12. Stephanie R. Strachan, Karen Friend
    Pages 425-464
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 509-529

About this book


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.  


Critical Care Emergency Medicine Trauma Infections Traumatic Shock Blast related injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam D.¬†Hutchings
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Navy and King's College HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28756-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28758-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2199-6652
  • Series Online ISSN 2199-6660
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