The Trauma Care Manual was first published in 2000, and was the first evidence-based manual of best trauma practice. Now in its second edition, it continues to offer clear and practical guidelines for the management of victims of major trauma, reflecting current practice in the United Kingdom and Europe.The second edition benefits from an increase

Chapter 1. The trauma epidemic 2. Mechanism of injury 3. Patient assessment 4. Airway management 5. Thoracic trauma 6. Shock 7. Abdominal trauma 8. Head injuries 9. Musculoskeletal trauma 10. Spinal injuries 11. Ophthalmic injury 12. Maxillofacial injuries 13. Injuries in children 14. Trauma in women 15. Trauma in the elderly 16. Injuries due to burns and cold 17. Blast injuries 18. Gunshot injuries 19. Psychological reactions to trauma 20. Analgesia and anaesthesia for the trauma patient 21. Trauma intensive care 22. Patient transfer 23. Triage 24. Trauma scoring Appendix: Organ and tissue donation and transplantation