Table of Contents

I. Trauma Systems

1 The Development of Trauma Systems, Trunkey
2 Trauma Center Organization and Verification, Eastridge / Thal
3 Injury Severity Scoring: Its Definition & Practical Application, Osler / Glance / Bedrick
4 The Role of Alcohol and Other Drugs in Trauma, Gentilello / Esposito
5 The Role of Trauma Prevention in Reducing Interpersonal Violence, Cornwell / Chang
6 Trauma Scoring, VanDerHeyden / Cox
7 Trauma Systems & Trauma Triage Algorithms, Pepe / Marttos / Lynn

II. Pre-hospital Trauma Care

8 Delivering Multidisciplinary Trauma Care: Current Challenges and Future Directions, Habib / Carrillo
9 Triage, Armstrong / Burris
10 Pre-Hospital Airway Management: Intubation, Devices, and Controversies, Coimbra / Davis / Hoyt
11 Pre-Hospital Fluid Resuscitation: What type, how much and controversies, Newell / Gracias / Rotondo
12 Civilian Hospital Response to Mass Casualty Events, Dicker / Schecter
13 Blast Injuries, Pepe / King / Becker / Lynn
14 Pre-Hospital Care of Biological Agent Induced Injuries, Swan
15 Wound Ballistics: What Every Trauma Surgeon Should Know, Mayberry / Trunkey
16 Common Pre-Hospital Complications and Pitfalls in the Trauma Patient, Mitchell / Richart / Wilkins

III. Initial Assessment and Resuscitation

17Airway Management: What Every Trauma Surgeon Should Know, From Intubation to Cricothyroidotomy, Gross / Jacobs
18 Resuscitation Fluids, Schreiber / Tieu / Kiraly / Englehart
19 Emergency Department Thoracotomy, Asensio / Petrone / et al.
20 The Role of Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma: Indications, Limitations, and Controversies, Dunham / McKenney / Shatz
21 The Use of Computed Tomography in Initial Trauma Evaluation, Sjoholm / Ross
22 Interventional Radiology: Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Maish / Fabian
23 Endpoints of Resuscitation, Englehart / Tieu / Schreiber



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About the authors

Juan Asensio

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Director, Trauma Center and Trauma Program, Department of Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Donald Trunkey

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon