First to Cut: Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone, Real-World Scenarios of Patient Care and Surgery, Valuable Advice for Surgeons (Emergency War Surgery Series) - David N. Spires

First to Cut: Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone, Real-World Scenarios of Patient Care and Surgery, Valuable Advice for Surgeons (Emergency War Surgery Series)

By David N. Spires

  • Release Date: 2012-03-17
  • Book Genre: Medical
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First to Cut: Trauma Lessons Learned in the Combat Zone, Real-World Scenarios of Patient Care and Surgery, Valuable Advice for Surgeons (Emergency War Surgery Series) by David N. Spires

An essential guide to important lessons in trauma surgery and critical care, First to Cut serves as a valuable companion to the famed Emergency War Surgery textbook. The introduction states: The first goal of this book is simple; to save lives. As all deployed combat surgeons know combat trauma is not your parent's civilian trauma. There is no equivalent to a patient with 100 fragmentation holes, above the knee amputation and a 10% burn in the civilian world. Being faced with these unique wounding patterns for the first time often results in mistakes that are not repeated due to experiencing it. We will document these experiences in a rapid format -in a conversational tone - so that combat surgeons can hopefully benefit from our mistakes and pearls of wisdom. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, these lessons can only be "forged in the fires of battle". Contents include: Fragmentation Wounds * Damage Control Resuscitation * Extremity and Vascular * Abdominal Injury * Urologic Injuries * Chest Injuries * Neck Injury * Brain and Spinal Injury * Burn Injury * Blast * Soft Tissue Injuries * Anesthesia * Triage * Military Unique * Intensive Care Unit * Post-Operative Complications * End of Life, Consent, Ethics * En Route Care * Field Expedient * Glossary of Terms. This is a privately authored news service and educational publication of Progressive Management. Our publications synthesize official government information with original material - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work to uniformly present authoritative knowledge that can be rapidly read, reviewed or searched. Vast archives of important data that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This ebook format makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference book that is as convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from renowned experts you trust. For over a quarter of a century, our news, educational, technical, scientific, and medical publications have made unique and valuable references accessible to all people. Our ebooks put knowledge at your fingertips, and an expert in your pocket!

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