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Few surgeons can both attain and sustain the necessary level of skill for decision making in major trauma without the necessary training. Surgical training in the technical aspects of surgical care of the trauma patient allows for the development of appropriate judgement and decision-making skills when treating traumatized patients with multiple injuries.
Developed for the International Association for Trauma Surgery and Intensive Care (IATSIC), the Manual of Definitive Surgical Trauma Care is ideal for training all surgeons who encounter major surgical trauma on an infrequent basis. It is designed to support general surgeons who, whether by choice or necessity, are confronted with major surgical injury but may not necessarily have the experience or expertise required.
This edition is updated to incorporate recent developments and covers every aspect of surgical trauma care covered by the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) course. It provides additional emphasis on anaesthesia and military components, reflecting changes in worldwide surgical trauma experience.
Written by faculty who teach the DSTC Course, this book will give you the confidence to focus on life-saving surgical techniques when faced with challenging and unfamiliar incidents of trauma.