Trauma Operative Procedures

  • G. Berlot
  • H. Delooz
  • A. Gullo
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. G. Berlot, H. Delooz, A. Gullo
    Pages 31-37
  3. M. Lipp, W. F. Dick
    Pages 39-47
  4. G. Trillò, G. Berlot
    Pages 49-53
  5. G. P. Novelli, A. Di Filippo
    Pages 55-63
  6. J. Boldt
    Pages 65-72
  7. J. Treib, M. T. Grauer
    Pages 73-81
  8. J. F. Baron
    Pages 83-90
  9. F. Agrò
    Pages 91-104
  10. M. E. Crawford, H. Rask
    Pages 105-111
  11. M. E. Crawford, H. Rask
    Pages 113-118
  12. G. Berlot, G. Trillò, A. Gullo
    Pages 119-125
  13. M. J. A. Parr, J. P. Nolan, G. Desjardins
    Pages 127-143
  14. M. J. A. Parr, R. J. H. Hadfield
    Pages 145-160
  15. W. Lingnau
    Pages 161-168
  16. K. Bronselaer, M. Gillis, H. Delooz
    Pages 169-173
  17. F. Mercuriali, G. Inghilleri
    Pages 175-188

About this book

Introduction

Trauma has assumed a prominent role in contemporary medicine as an event that can significantly influence clinical variables such as morbidity, functional deficits and consequential disability, and mortality. Trauma is the principal cause of death in the population below 40 years of age in industrialized coun­ tries. Therefore, there is great interest in studying traumatic events from both the clinical and epidemiological viewpoints. The importance of trauma is exem­ plified by the fact that in many countries the trauma patient is first treated in specialized "trauma centers", in which the diagnostic and treatment processes are facilitated by the 24-hour presence of personnel having interdisciplinary competencies. Trauma in this context consists of any acute, often unexpected, condition. Many of the medical difficulties associated with trauma occur in a relatively brief period that spans from the first call for help to the initiation of first aid measures. A correct approach depends on the availability of experienced personnel. The first measures of aid must guarantee, above all, the patient's survival. The most critical, initial phases of care to trauma patients are represented by the triad: first aid, triage, and transport. Specific morbidity indices, whether anatomical, func­ tional or mixed, are indispensable elements for monitoring a patient's clinical evolution. The immediate availability of "essential" drugs is imperative to con­ front the clinical situations that often present in the acute post-traumatic phase.

Keywords

The ABC of trauma care airway management analgesics regional transfusion sedatives transportation trauma trauma anesthesia

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Berlot
    • 1
  • H. Delooz
    • 2
  • A. Gullo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain TherapyCattinara HospitalTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity Hospitals, Catholic UniversityLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2151-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0045-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2151-8
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