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International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers, 9th Edition

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Up-to-date guidelines and complete reorganization

  • The text conforms to the latest guidelines on trauma care from the American Heart Association, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, and Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Expanded - Chapter 1 now discusses changes put forth by the Hartford Consensus with regard to scene safety and team-based, multidisciplinary trauma care.
  • Expanded - Chapter 19 now examines how advancing age increases mortality and identifies it as an independent risk factor for needing trauma care.
  • Revised - The text has been completely reorganized to reflect a more functional approach to the assessment and management of the trauma patient. It is now divided into four sections:
    • Essential Information
    • Foundational Knowledge
    • Special Populations
    • Appendices

Skills development

  • Management skills chapters follow each didactic chapter on a clinical topic to review the essential skills needed to manage the clinical situation.
  • Updated - Chapter 4 now includes updated techniques for managing hemorrhage, some of which reflect the latest experiences of the military during recent conflicts.
  • Updated - Chapters 11 and 12 now incorporate the current science and evolution of when to apply spinal motion restriction based on published guidelines.
  • Expanded - Chapter 13 now includes pelvic fractures, as associated with concurrent abdominal injuries.

Engaging practice opportunities and resources

  • Hands¿-on exercises throughout the text help readers apply knowledge and skills to simulated patients.
  • Case presentations draw on realistic scenarios and promote retention of key concepts.
  • Expanded - Text-specific online resources at pearsonhighered.com/bradyresources include the following online appendices:
    • Role of the Medical Helicopter
    • Heat Injuries
    • Cold Injuries
    • Drowning
    • Trauma Scoring in the Prehospital Care Setting
    • Tactical Casualty Care
    • Additional Skills
  • New - Step-by-step skills videos appear in the upgraded eText, including:
    • Cricothyrotomy (needle and surgical)
    • Wound packing
    • Tourniquet application
    • Chest seal application
    • Manual IO insertion
    • Needle decompression of tension pneumothorax
    • Supraglottic airway insertion
    • Log roll
  • New - Appendices have been added to the the print text. They are:
    • Standard Precautions
    • Analgesia and Pain Control for the Trauma Patient
    • Multicasualty Incidents and Triage

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A decades-long leader in trauma education
For over 30 years, International Trauma Life Support for Emergency Care Providers has been at the forefront of trauma education for all levels of prehospital emergency care worldwide. This complete resource is filled with practical, hands¿-on training that guides readers through the how’s and why’s of all the skills needed for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. Updated with the latest approaches to the care of the trauma patient, the 9th edition conforms to the most recent AHA/ILCOR guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Traumatic Disease
2. Trauma Assessment and Management
3. Assessment Skills
4. Hemorrhage Control and Shock
5. Shock and Hemorrhage Control Skills
6. Airway Management
7. Airway Skills

8. Thoracic Trauma
9. Thoracic Trauma Skills
10. Spinal Trauma and Spinal Motion Restriction
11. Spine Management Skills
12. Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Abdominal Trauma
14. Extremity Trauma
15. Extremity Trauma Skills
16. Traumatic Arrest

17. Burns
18. Pediatric Trauma
19. Geriatric Trauma
20. Trauma in Pregnancy
21. The Impaired Patient

A. Standard Precautions
B. Analgesia and Pain Control for the Trauma Patient
C. Multicasualty Incidents and Triage

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