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Critical Care of the Burned Patient - Lindsey T. A. Rylah

Critical Care of the Burned Patient

By: Lindsey T. A. Rylah (Editor)

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Published: 30th October 1992
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This interdisciplinary account provides an integrated and practical guide to the management and treatment of burns. Experts from all the major disciplines involved in critical care focus their attention on specific problems and areas of treatment involved in the care of burned patients. Although it is essentially a practical guide to the management of thermal injury, with explicit recommendations for courses of treatment, it also provides explanatory background information on the manifestations and clinical consequences of this common source of injury. Among them, the contributors encompass all the major facets of critical care of the burned patient: from initial assessment and monitoring, resuscitation, nutritional aspects, infection, anesthesia and surgical management, right through to postoperative care and prognosis. The volume will be useful to specialists in critical care, intensive and emergency medicine, surgery and anesthesia, and to all staff associated with intensive care and burns units.

'This book would be valuable in all Burns Units and is recommended reading for examination candidates.' G. S. Routh, British Journal of Anaesthesia 'The book is full of common sense and achieves a good transatlantic consensus on the practical management of the burned patient.' J Brown, Anaesthesia '... a most useful, judicious and informative volume that will soon disappear from my shelf ...' Robert F Armstrong, British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Preface
Acknowledgements
Pathophysiology of burn shock
Assessment of thermal burns
Transportation
Resuscitation of major burns
Inhalation injury
Monitoring of the burn patient
The paediatric burn patient
Nutrition
Infection in burn patients
Anaesthesia for the burned patient
Surgical management
Postoperative care
Prognosis of the burn injury
Complications of intensive care of the burned patient
Index
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ISBN: 9780521394956
ISBN-10: 0521394953
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th October 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.5