Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury book cover

Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury

Category Winner 2013 - Tertiary Education (Wholly Australian) Student Resource
Australian Publishers Association - Australian Educational Publishing Awards 2013

Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury is a unique textbook which comprehensively covers the patient journey from injury to the rehabilitation phase.

It includes diagnosis and management of head and neck injury with additional chapters on prognosis and special conditions including head injury in sport, the elderly, children, pregnant women, penetrating head injury, spine and spinal cord injury and brain death.

It describes an integrated approach to care from all the relevant specialties with Australian, UK and US experts contributing to many chapters.

The book will be of interest to junior doctors, specialist trainees and specialists in emergency medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, ENT, maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, anaesthesia and intensive care as well as medical students, nurses, paramedics and remote and rural practitioners.


Junior Doctors working in the Emergency Room or Surgery/Neurosurgery Units


Published: October 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7956-8


  • Chapter 1: Epidemiology

    Chapter 2: Anatomy

    Chapter 3: Pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury

    Chapter 4: Pre-hospital management

    Chapter 5: Emergency room management

    Chapter 6: Spine injury

    Chapter 7: Vascular injury

    Chapter 8: Operative surgery

    Chapter 9: Intensive care management of head injury

    Chapter 10: Ward care of the head-injured patient

    Chapter 11: Rehabilitation of head injury patients: issues in rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury

    Chapter 12: Head injury in children

    Chapter 13: Head injury in the elderly

    Chapter 14: Head injury in sport

    Chapter 15: Penetrating head injury

    Chapter 16: Bleeding diathesis and anticoagulants

    Chapter 17: Neurotrauma in pregnancy

    Chapter 18: Brain death

    Chapter 19: Prolonged post coma unresponsiveness (the persistent vegetative state) and minimally responsive state post head injury

    Chapter 20: Prediction of outcome and the prognosis of head injury

    Chapter 21: Prevention of head injury and trauma systems

    Appendices, including evidence-based guidelines


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