Damage Control in Trauma Care

An Evolving Comprehensive Team Approach

  • Juan Duchesne
  • Kenji Inaba
  • Mansoor Ali Khan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David V. Feliciano, Oswaldo A. Borraez Gaona
    Pages 1-7
  3. Carlos Rodriguez, Peter Rhee
    Pages 25-43
  4. Joel Elterman, Daniel Cox, Jay Johannigman
    Pages 45-61
  5. Kelly A. Fair, Martin A. Schreiber
    Pages 63-70
  6. Timothy E. Scott, Lance Stuke
    Pages 71-83
  7. Elizabeth Benjamin, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
    Pages 85-92
  8. Dushyant Iyer, Chad G. Ball, Scott K. D’Amours
    Pages 93-98
  9. Mark H. Wilson
    Pages 99-108
  10. Daniel Benz, Zsolt J. Balogh
    Pages 109-122
  11. Joseph M. White, Todd E. Rasmussen
    Pages 123-138
  12. Joe DuBose, Todd E. Rasmussen
    Pages 139-151
  13. J. Shaw, Bradley J. Phillips, Juan A. Asensio
    Pages 153-168
  14. R. Todd Maxson
    Pages 169-179
  15. Asanthi Ratnasekera, Patrick Reilly, Paula Ferrada
    Pages 181-191
  16. Shihab Sugeir, Itamar Grunstein, Joshua M. Tobin
    Pages 193-207
  17. John A. Harvin
    Pages 209-213
  18. Kyle J. Kalkwarf, John B. Holcomb
    Pages 223-231
  19. Ryan A. Lawless, Bryan A. Cotton
    Pages 233-246
  20. Jeff Garner, Rao R. Ivatury
    Pages 263-275

About this book


This book describes current, evidence-based guidelines for damage control interventions across the field of trauma care with the aim of enabling clinicians to apply them to best effect in daily clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on the need for trauma surgeons and their teams to recognize that optimal damage control in severely traumatized patients depends upon the combination of immediate assessment, resuscitation, and correct surgical management. The book opens by examining the evolution of damage control and the very significant impact that military damage control interventions have had on civilian emergency health care through improvements as simple as bandaging and tourniquets. Damage control measures in different specialties, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, anesthesia, and critical care, are then covered in detail. Readers will also find helpful information on a range of other important topics, such as the role of pre-hospital care providers, damage control within the emergency department, adjuncts of damage control, and damage control in austere environments. This book is a ‘must read’ for all clinicians in the trauma field.


Hemorrhage Control Military to Civilian Adaptation Damage Control Surgery Damage Control Resuscitation Austere Environment Traumatized Patient

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Duchesne
    • 1
  • Kenji Inaba
    • 2
  • Mansoor Ali Khan
    • 3
  1. 1.Tulane School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.LAC+USC Medical CenterUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS TrustLondonUnited Kingdom

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 978-3-319-72606-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72607-6
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