Essential US for Trauma: E-FAST

E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represent the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals.

Table of contents

1 Basic physics, instrumentation and knobology.

2 E-FAST protocol: Introduction and focused questions.

3 Abdominal views: Anatomy, Techniques, Scanning tips and tricks, abnormal images.

4 Thoracic views: Anatomy, Techniques, Scanning Tips and Tricks, Abnormal Images.

5 Including EFAST in Trauma algorithm.

6 The role of EFAST in Comprehensive US Trauma Management (ABCDE-US) Facing Clinical Scenarios.

7 Pre-Hospital US in Trauma: Role and Tips.

8 CEUS-FAST: What is it?

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Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Unknown-1Here’s a unified evidence-based approach to problems encountered in trauma and critical care surgical situations. Comprehensive and concise, it is ideal for a quick overview before entering the operating room or ICU, or as a review for board certification or recertification.

  • Be prepared for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care.
  • Get expert practical and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more.
  • Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables.

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Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

This state-of-the-art guide to damage control surgery focuses on the decision-making process for managing polytrauma patients. Orthopedists, trauma surgeons, and emergency medicine physicians will learn how to effectively coordinate efforts and time surgical procedures when treating severe fractures and soft tissue injuries. Supported by the latest research, the book presents an overview of the damage control concept and the epidemiology of polytrauma injuries. Immunological changes, cascade reactions, and patient selection for the damage control approach are discussed in detail. Both isolated extremity trauma and polytrauma are considered. Indications for life-saving procedures, damage control for truncal injuries, and damage control for extremities and pelvic fractures are outlined as well. The text also covers the management of vascular injuries and the timing of secondary definitive procedures. Edited by authorities in orthopedic trauma and general surgery, this book is an unparalleled resource for improving outcomes and implementing the damage control approach in polytrauma care.

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The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

No member of the emergency room or trauma ward physician should be without this 4th edition of The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. Designed to be used as a quick reference, this multidisciplinary pocket guide addresses all areas of trauma and emergency surgery with a list of key points at the end of each chapter. In addition to a new section on the intensive care unit and an extended section on surgical emergencies, this manual also covers GI hemorrhage, hernias, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, biliary tract disease, and other surgical challenges faced by trauma and emergency surgery personnel. Organized in a chronological fashion following the usual events and phases of care after injury or acute surgical illness, this user-friendly manual is one guide every trauma surgeon, surgical resident, surgical critical care specialist, emergency medicine physician, and emergency or trauma nurse, will want to keep close by.

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Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care 3E

Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care is an essential manual for all trainee and qualified surgeons. It covers every aspect of surgical trauma care.

  • Provides clear access to all necessary information, from theory of injury through to individual organ system injury and resources such as injury scoring
  • Provides clear surgical guidance on how to deal with major trauma
  • Updated to incorporate all recent developments including massive transfusion and current surgical techniques of exposure and repair
  • Contains hints, tips and tricks, while highlighting the pitfalls that can occur when dealing with major trauma

A truly global perspective based on the IATSIC approved DSTC course, Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care will give you the confi dence to focus on life-saving surgical techniques when faced with challenging and unfamiliar incidents of trauma. Written by the faculty who teach the DSTC Course, developed for the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), it is ideal for all surgeons who deal with major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis.

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Top Knife: L’arte e il mestiere della chirurgia del trauma

UnknownQuesto libro si propone di impartire i consigli utili sul modo migliore per accompagnare il paziente traumatizzato grave in sala operatoria, organizzare il lavoro tuo e dell’équipe, sudare sette camicie per risolvere una situazione difficile, ma alla fine chiudere l’intervento con il miglior risultato possibile. In poche parole, una guida pratica sulla chirurgia del trauma destinata non solo agli specializzandi e ai tirocinanti, ma anche ai chirurghi generali interessati al trattamento dei pazienti traumatizzati e ai chirurghi che operano in condizioni difficili – ad esempio presso gli ospedali militari, i distretti rurali o nell’ambito di missioni umanitarie. Sull’atlante chirurgico impari a utilizzare le mani, ma certo non a ragionare, prevenire le mosse e improvvisare, mentre grazie ai nostri consigli pratici apprenderai che quando operi un paziente traumatizzato con emorragia massiva devi usare la testa, oltre che le mani. La prima parte illustra alcuni dei principi generali della chirurgia del trauma, soffermandosi non tanto su come si dovrebbe suturare, quanto piuttosto sulla necessità di sviluppare la capacità di pensare e programmare quando si sta davanti al tavolo operatorio. Purtroppo soltanto di rado, per non dire mai, queste capacità si apprendono frequentando le scuole di specializzazione. La seconda parte è dedicata alla chirurgia del trauma vista come uno sport da contatto: insegna come si trattano specifiche lesioni a carico dell’addome, del torace, del collo e dei vasi periferici, mettendo in particolare evidenza come le cose potrebbero non andare per il verso giusto, un aspetto quasi sempre tralasciato dai testi tradizionali. L’esperienza, invece, ci ha insegnato che imparare dove sono le insidie è essenziale se si vuole imparare ad operare. La lezione più importante che ci auguriamo tu possa trarre da questa guida è di scegliere sempre la soluzione più semplice, perché nella chirurgia del trauma è l’unica che nonriserva mai sorprese e dà risultati.

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Chirurgia addominale d’urgenza: il buon senso di Schein.

Schein’s Common SenseTesto maneggevole, conciso, agile, è da considerarsi una guida pratica, indispensabile alla gestione e conduzione delle urgenze addominali. Scritto e coordinato da un maestro della chirurgia mondiale con grande esperienza nel campo della chirurgia addominale d’urgenza, questo volume è da ritenersi uno strumento essenziale e ‘salvavita’ per il chirurgo di guardia, da avere sempre pronto ed a portata di mano. Come comportarsi di fronte ad una urgenza addominale (senza perdere tempo e brancolare nel buio)? Quali accertamenti sono necessari? Quali invece si possono evitare? Che atteggiamento chirurgico si deve intraprendere? In maniera chiara, semplice e puntuale, ogni dubbio viene qui affrontato e chiarito.

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