Trauma Manual, The: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Trauma Manual, The: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
4th Ed.
2013 © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Andrew B. Peitzman MD, FACS; C. William Schwab MD, FACS; Donald M. Yealy MD, FACEP; Michael Rhodes MD, FACS; Timothy C. Fabian MD, FACS
ISBN-10: 1-4511-1679-9 / ISBN-13: 978-1-4511-1679-3
Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Physician Assistant


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 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.

New to this Edition:

  • • Additional section on the intensive care unit
  • • Extended section on surgical emergencies
  • • 5 new chapters covering:
    - Acute respiratory failure
    - Cardiovascular disease and monitoring
    - Multiple organ dysfunction
    - Soft tissue infections
    - The role of laparoscopy in emergency surgery

Doody's Reviews

Score: 80/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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

"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


Students and trainees rotating in these disciplines are an appropriate audience for this work originating from an international group of surgeons. The majority of contributors come from American trauma centers and acute care surgery programs.

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