The thoroughly updated Third Edition of this popular and widely used pocket reference guides the trauma team through every aspect of patient care after injury and before, during, and after acute care surgery--from prehospital care, to resuscitation, treatment of specific organ injuries, priorities in intensive care, and management of special situations. Designed for rapid, on-the-spot information retrieval, this manual will be a staple reference in emergency departments and trauma centers. Flow charts, algorithms, sequential lists, and tables throughout facilitate quick clinical decision-making. More than 200 illustrations demonstrate specific injuries and procedures. Appendices include organ injury scales, tetanus prophylaxis recommendations, and frequently used forms. "Doody's Core TitlesTM 2009."