Wounds and Lacerations

4th Edition

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

Authors: Alexander Trott
Print ISBN: 9780323074186
eBook ISBN: 9780323091329
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 21st March 2012
Page Count: 336


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.

Key Features

  • Expedite review and reference with a bulleted "Key Practice Points" section at the beginning of each chapter.
  • Quickly reference the latest recommendations for tetanus and rabies prophylaxis.

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, Débridement, 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


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About the Author

Alexander Trott

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH