Wounds and Lacerations

Emergency Care and Closure (Expert Consult - Online and Print)


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

With Wounds and Lacerations: Emergency Care and Closure, you'll get clear, concise guidance on the latest techniques and strategies for treating lacerations, wounds, and burns. This medical reference book will help you optimize every aspect of patient care based on current literature and guidelines.
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Emergency medicine physicians and residents

Emergency Nurses

Physician Assistants

Family Practice Physicians


Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07418-6

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Emergency Wound Care: An Overview
CHAPTER 2 Patient Evaluation and Wound Assessment
CHAPTER 3 Anatomy of Wound Repair
CHAPTER 4 Wound Healing and Cosmetic Outcome
CHAPTER 5 Wound Care and the Pediatric Patient
CHAPTER 6 Infiltration and Nerve Block Anesthesia
CHAPTER 7 Wound Cleansing and Irrigation
CHAPTER 8 Instruments, Suture Materials, and Closure Choices
CHAPTER 9 Decisions before Closure: Timing, D├ębridement, and Consultation
CHAPTER 10 Basic Laceration Repair: Principles and Techniques
CHAPTER 11 Complex Skin Wounds: Advanced Repair Techniques
CHAPTER 12 Special Anatomic Sites
CHAPTER 13 The Hand
Chapter 14 Tissue Adhesives and Alternative Wound Closure
CHAPTER 15 Bite Wounds
CHAPTER 16 Common Wound Care Problems
CHAPTER 17 Minor Thermal Burns
CHAPTER 18 Cutaneous and Superficial Abscesses
CHAPTER 19 Complicated, Chronic, and Aging Skin Wounds
CHAPTER 20 Wound Dressing and Bandaging Techniques
CHAPTER 21 Tetanus Immunity and Antibiotic Wound Prophylaxis
CHAPTER 22 Suture Removal and Wound Aftercare