Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

  • Aurelio Rodriguez
  • Robert. D Barraco
  • Rao R. Ivatury

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. W. Schwab
      Pages 3-5
  3. General Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Goals of Care (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Alicia J. Mangram, Joseph F. Sucher, James K. Dzandu
      Pages 15-26
  4. Trauma: Prehospital Care (Fluids, Immobilization and Transport, Triage, OOH DNR and POLST)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Juan Duchesne, Connie DeLa’O
      Pages 29-37
  5. Emergency Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
  6. Head Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Russell D. Dumire
      Pages 55-67
    3. Jack Wilberger
      Pages 75-79
    4. Mira Ghneim, Deborah M. Stein
      Pages 81-90
  7. Spine Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Victor Ryan Lewis, Stephen Curran Kane, Ira Martin Garonzik, James Edmond Conway
      Pages 93-99
    3. Stephen C. Kane, Victor R. Lewis, James E. Conway, Ira M. Garonzik
      Pages 101-108
  8. Orthopedic Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Ellen P. Fitzpatrick
      Pages 111-121
    3. Daniel T. Altman, Edward R. Westrick
      Pages 123-132
    4. Jessica G. Kingsberg, Daniel T. Altman
      Pages 133-138
  9. Cardiothoracic Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Benjamin Moran, Lars Ola Sjoholm, Amy J. Goldberg
      Pages 141-146
    3. David Elliott, Aurelio Rodriguez
      Pages 147-155
    4. T. Robert Qaqish, JoAnn Coleman, Mark Katlic
      Pages 157-166
    5. Mathew A. Van Deusen, Mark Crye, Jonathan Levy
      Pages 167-172
  10. Abdominal Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Adrian W. Ong, Rao R. Ivatury
      Pages 175-179
    3. Charles E. Lucas, Anna M. Ledgerwood
      Pages 209-220
  11. Vascular Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Peter B. Letarte
      Pages 223-230
  12. Urologic Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Gregory P. Murphy, Jack W. McAninch, Benjamin N. Breyer
      Pages 249-254
  13. Plastics/Skin and Soft Tissue Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Sharline Z. Aboutanos
      Pages 257-261
    3. Margaret H. Lauerman, Sharon Henry
      Pages 263-269
  14. Thermal Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Gabriel Hundeshagen, David N. Herndon, Jong O. Lee
      Pages 273-279
  15. Acute Care Surgery Introduction: Common Abdominal Emergencies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Laura S. Buchanan, Jose J. Diaz
      Pages 283-289
    3. Manuel Lorenzo, Vanessa Shifflette
      Pages 299-305
    4. Syed Nabeel Zafar, Edward E Cornwell III
      Pages 307-311
    5. Russell J. Nauta
      Pages 313-318
    6. Paula Ferrada, Ashanthi Ratnasekera, Ricardo Ferrada
      Pages 319-324
    7. Tiffany N. Anderson, Frederick Moore, Janeen Jordan
      Pages 325-329

About this book


The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population.

The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known thought leaders and best trauma centers in the country across the spectrum from geriatricians to trauma and acute care surgeons and nurses.  Each chapter contains easy-to-read algorithms and references that the readers can use and adapt for their own setting. Chapters on Pre-hospital care will help guide EMS organizations and even systems in the right care and triage of the elderly. Each chapter also contains a Nursing Focus section for helpful nursing tips in caring for the eld
erly with those injuries and problems. These sections make this book a must-have for any center looking to improve its care of the elderly patient or just trying to be sure its care is already the best it can be.

A special section on Post Acute Care will introduce the provider to the common issues surrounding particular disposition destinations for the elderly patient. This will facilitate discussions with families, case managers and facilities to help improve time to disposition.


Prehospital care Extra-axial hematomas Thoracolumbar Cardiothoracic Injury Thermal Injury Long Term Acute Care

Editors and affiliations

  • Aurelio Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Robert. D Barraco
    • 2
  • Rao R. Ivatury
    • 3
  1. 1.Allegheny General HospitalFormer Director of traumaPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Suite 202Lehigh Valley Health Network Suite 202AllentownUSA
  3. 3.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRICHMONDUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57402-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57403-5
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