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Acute Care Surgery
Principles and Practice
edited by L. D. Britt

Acute Care Surgery comprehensively presents the full spectrum of surgical emergencies, which include trauma and non-traumatic acute surgical diseases of the:

  • abdominal
  • pelvic
  • cardiothoracic organs
  • extremities
  • skin and soft tissue
  • head and neck

Acute Care Surgery features:

  • over 40 chapters complete with case studies
  • question and answer commentaries
  • more than 500 tables and illustrations


General Principles

  1. Initial Assessment and Early Rescuscitation
  2. The Operating Theater for Acute Care Surgery
  3. Anesthesia and Acute Care Surgery
  4. Fundamental Operative Approaches in Acute Care Surgery
  5. The Perioperative Management of the Acute Care Surgical Patient
  6. The Hemodynamically Labile Patient: Cardiovascular Adjuncts and Assist Devices
  7. Principles and Practice of Nutriontinal Support for Surgical Patients
  8. The Intensive Care Unit: The Next-Generation Operating Room
  9. Burns
  10. Electrical and Lighting Injuries
  11. Soft Tissue Infections
  12. The Open Abdomen: Management from Initial Laparotomy to Definitive Closure
  13. Acute Care Surgery and the Elderly
  14. Acute Care Surgery in the Rural Setting
  15. Prehospital Care in the Acute Setting
  16. Disaster and Mass Casualty Management
  17. Principles of Injury Prevention and Control
  18. Education: Surgical Simulation in Acute Care Surgery

Organ-Based Approach

  1. Pharynx and Larynx
  2. Head and Neck: Pediatrics
  3. Esophagus
  4. Central Nervous System
  5. Chest Wall
  6. Lungs and Pleura
  7. Heart
  8. Thoracic Aorta
  9. Diaphragm
  10. Abdominal Wall
  11. Foregut
  12. Small Intestine
  13. Liver and Biliary Tract
  14. Pancreas
  15. Spleen
  16. Intraabdominal Vasculature
  17. Colon and Rectum
  18. Urogenital Tract
  19. Pelvis
  20. Lower Extremities
  21. Hand and Upper Extremities
  22. Peripheral Vasculature

Administration, Ethics, and Law

  1. Understanding the Latest Changes in EMTALA: Our Country's Emergency Care Safety Net
  2. Informed Surgical Consent
  3. Advance Directives
  4. The Nonviable Patient and Organ Procurement
  5. Ethical Dilemmas and the Law

System and Curriculum Development

  1. Development of a Regional System for Surgical Emergencies (RSSE)
  2. Acute Care Surgery: A Proposed Curriculum
  3. Emergency General Surgery: The Vanderbilt Model

The International Communities

  1. Acute Care Surgery: United Kingdom
  2. Acute Care Surgery: Australia
  3. Acute Care Surgery: Japan


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Acute Care Surgery
Principles and Practice
edited by L. D. Britt

2007 • 832 pages • $198.00 + shipping
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