Wounds and Lacerations

Emergency Care and Closure


  • Alexander Trott, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

The revised and updated new edition covers all of the major clinical issues surrounding the care and closure of wounds and lacerations, including basic and complex wound care, anatomy, wound healing, infiltration anesthesia, cleansing, irrigation, choice of suture materials, consultations, and more. It provides clear, concise guidance on everything from the patient's arrival in the ED to discharge and follow-up care. And, more than 445 detailed illustrations—over 130 new to this edition—depict techniques for wound care and offer step-by-step guidance.
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Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Emergency Nurses, EMS


Book information

  • Published: February 2005
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02307-8

Table of Contents

1. Emergency Wound Care: An Overview

2. Patient Evaluation and Wound Assessment

3. Anatomy of Wound Repair

4. Surface Injury and Wound Healing

5. Wound Care and the Pediatric Patient

6. Infiltration and Nerve Block Anesthesia

7. Wound Cleansing and Irrigation

8. Instruments and Suture Materials

9. Decisions Before Closure—Timing, Debridement, Consultation

10. Basic Laceration Repair: Principles and Techniques

11. Complex Wounds: Advanced Repair Techniques

12. Special Anatomic Sites

13. The Hand

14. Tissue Adhesives and Alternate Wound Closure

15. Bite Wounds

16. Common Wound Care Problems

17. Minor Burns

18. Cutaneous and Superficial Abscesses

19. Complicated and Chronic Wounds

20. Wound Dressing and Bandaging Techniques

21. Tetanus Immunity and Antibiotic Wound Prophylaxis

22. Suture Removal and Wound Aftercare