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The Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook
  • Edited by Alex Koyfman, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Brit Long, San Antonio Military Medical Center
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Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability around the world, and the leading cause of death in those aged under forty-five years. Conditions such as airway obstruction, hemorrhage, pneumothorax, tamponade, bowel rupture, vascular injury, and pelvic fracture can cause death if not appropriately diagnosed and managed. This essential book provides emergency physicians with an easy-to-use reference and source for traumatic injury evaluation and management in the emergency department. It covers approaches to common, life-threatening, and traumatic diseases in the emergency department, for use on shift and as a reference for further learning. Each chapter includes a succinct overview of common traumatic injuries, with evaluation and management pearls and pitfalls. Highly illustrated with images from one of the busiest trauma centers in the US, and featuring expert contributions from a diverse set of attending physicians, this is an essential text for all emergency medicine practitioners.


‘This is a wonderful introduction for providers in any discipline managing injury at the time of presentation in the emergency department. Concise, well-written presentations make this an excellent bedside reference. After review of the opening chapters, readers can progress to the organ system of interest. For those less familiar with injury, comments on procedural sedation and commonly missed traumatic problems are an important aid.’

David J. Dries Source: Doody’s Book Review Service

‘Overall, the book is very well organized, includes essential information, and is easy and enjoyable to read. The text is detailed enough to be a primary reference during emergency medicine residency, although any practicing emergency physician would find it helpful as a quick reference on the job … trauma reference books oriented to the care of trauma patients before definitive operative management, like The Emergency Medicine Trauma Handbook, are a must read for emergency physicians.’

Gabriel Morales Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine

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