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ISBN: 9780071472906
Division: Professional
Pub Date: NOV-08
Pages: 464

Edition: 01
Format: Hardback
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Acute Care Surgery

Vicente Gracias, Mark McKenney, Patrick Reilly, George Velmahos



Sharpen your skills in 3 surgical specialties--with this one complete sourcebook

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

"The book is easy to read, logical, insightful, and clearly meant for practicing surgeons. Chapters are brief and suitable for quick reading by the surgeon facing an emergency....Throughout, there is major emphasis on figures and easy-to-follow diagnostic and management algorithms, which makes it easy for readers to grasp the essential message....I am certain that Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon is destined to have a large readership."--JAMA

"This book can be recommended for its well written chapters introducing generalists to principles of critical care. 3 Stars." Doody's Review Service

Acute Care Surgery: A Guide for the General Surgeon delivers a definitive overview of how to evaluate, stabilize, and perform surgeries for multiple emergent scenarios. Written by prominent surgeon educators, it takes you step-by-step from triage through the operation and concisely explains how to handle trauma, critical care, and emergency surgery situations. No other resource delivers such quick access to essential information prior to the procedure, helping to ensure optimal outcomes for the critically ill surgical patient.

Acute Care Surgery is written specifically to help you prepare during the narrow window of time between resuscitating the patient in the emergency room and the patient's admission to the operating room.


  • A multidisciplinary surgical companion covering the three specialties within acute care surgery--emergency surgery, surgical critical care, and trauma
  • A streamlined presentation that facilitates research and offers point-of-care insights that enhance surgical outcomes
  • Clinical chapter orientation, with headers that logically segment chapter material between preoperative, operative, and postoperative management
  • Management algorithms in all clinical chapters highlight and clarify important surgical procedures
  • Expert authorship from leaders in their respective disciplines provide the most clinically relevant, up-to-date approaches to acute care surgical problems