Trauma Manual, The: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Trauma Manual, The: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
5th Ed.
2020 © Wolters Kluwer
Timothy C. Fabian MD, FACS; Donald M. Yealy MD, FACEP; Andrew B. Peitzman MD, FACS; C. William Schwab MD, FACS
ISBN-13: 978-1-9751-1304-9
eISBN-13: 978-1-9751-1306-3
Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant


Covering all areas of trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery, The Trauma Manual: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, 5th Edition, brings you fully up to date with recent changes in the field. This pocket manual is an indispensable resource for everyone on the trauma/acute care team, with practical, easy-to-read coverage of the wide range of patients seen daily with urgent presentation – whether from injury, emergency general surgical disease, or a major complication. This user-friendly manual is one that every trauma surgeon, surgical resident, surgical critical care specialist, emergency medicine physician, and emergency or trauma nurse will want to keep close at hand for daily use.

  • • Up-to-date coverage of trauma, critical care, and emergency general surgery from a newly expanded group of national and international experts in the field.
  • • Organized in a chronological fashion following the usual events and phases of care after injury or acute surgical illness.
  • • Many new and revised chapters throughout the book, plus an entirely new section on surgical rescue and management of frequent complications.
  • • Evidence-based recommendations backed by extensive clinical experience, presented in a quick-reference format for ease of use.

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Score: 85/100
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Specialty Score: 2.9 Health Sciences - Trauma Surgery
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"This edition is dramatically enhanced from the previous 2013 edition. The quality of the text production is dramatically improved, and the breadth of content is excellent. A significant number of the additional authors are national and international experts. While the manual has grown beyond the size easily carried in one's pocket, this rapid and elegant reference is worthy of the bookshelf of the emergency surgeon."

-- David Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody's Review

"The scope of this book has expanded to better reflect the work of the acute care surgeon. New chapters address the management of critical illness in surgical patients, while chapters on acute surgical problems have been updated and reorganized to reflect current practice."

-- David Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This edition is significantly expanded from the two previous editions to reflect the expanded role of the acute care surgeon."

-- David Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody's Review - previous edition


Surgeons, intensivists, and emergency physicians at all levels of training will benefit from this book. As was the case in previous editions, many of the authors are from programs at the University of Pittsburgh. Increased input from national and international experts has also been sought.

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