Developed for the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), the Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care 5e is ideal for training all surgeons who encounter major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis.
This new edition includes both an e-version, and also a microSD card containing over 20 operative videos. The increasing role of non-operative management (NOM) has been recognised, and the Military Module is substantially updated to reflect recent conflict experience. An expanded section highlights trauma management under austere conditions.Written by faculty who teach the DSTC Course, this definitive and well established book focuses on life-saving surgical techniques to use in challenging and unfamiliar incidents of trauma.

part 1|26 pages

Trauma system and communication principles

part 2|52 pages

Physiology and the body's response to trauma

chapter 4|19 pages

Resuscitation Physiology

chapter 5|17 pages

Transfusion in Trauma

chapter 6|12 pages

Damage Control

part 3|178 pages

Anatomical and organ system injury

chapter 7|9 pages

The Neck

chapter 8|26 pages

The Chest

chapter 9|78 pages

The Abdomen

chapter 10|13 pages

The Pelvis

chapter 11|14 pages

Extremity Trauma

chapter 12|10 pages

Head Trauma

chapter 13|16 pages


chapter 14|8 pages

Special Patient Situations

part 4|18 pages

Modern therapeutic and diagnostic technology

chapter 15|10 pages

Minimal Access Surgery in Trauma

chapter 16|6 pages

Imaging in Trauma

part 5|71 pages

Specialised aspects of total trauma care

chapter 17|28 pages

Critical Care of the Trauma Patient

chapter 18|10 pages

Trauma Anaesthesia

chapter 19|3 pages

Psychology of Trauma

chapter 20|4 pages

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine P&RM

chapter 21|6 pages

Austere Environments

chapter 22|17 pages

Military Environments