Advanced Trauma Life Support 10 edition 2018
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) was founded to improve the care of surgical patients, and it has long been a leader in establishing and maintaining the high quality of surgical practice in North America.This Advanced Trauma Life Support 10 edition 2018 was developed for the ACS by members of the ATLS Committee and the ACS COT, other individual Fellows of the College, members of the international ATLS community, and nonsurgical consultants to the Committee who were selected for their special competence in trauma care and their expertise in medical education. (The Preface and Acknowledgments sections of this book contain the names and affiliations of these individuals.)
The principles of patient care presented in this manual may also be beneficial to people engaged in the care of patients with nontrauma-related diseases .All chapters in Advanced Trauma Life Support 10 edition 2018 were rewritten and revised to ensure clear coverage of the most up-to-date scientific content, which is also represented in updated references.
New to this Advanced Trauma Life Support 10 edition 2018 are:
•• Completely revised skills stations based on unfolding scenarios.
•• Emphasis on the trauma team, including a new Teamwork section at the end of each chapter and a new appendix focusing on Team Resource. Management in ATLS.
•• Expanded Pitfalls features in each chapter to identify correlating preventive measures meant to avoid the pitfalls.
•• Additional skills in local hemorrhage control, including wound packing and tourniquet application.
•• Addition of the new Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).
•• An update of terminology regarding spinal immobilization to emphasize restriction of spinal motion.
•• Many new photographs and medical illustrations, as well as updated management algorithms, throughout the manual.
This Advanced Trauma Life Support 10 edition 2018 Student Course Manual reflects several changes designed to enhance the educational content and its visual presentation