For more than 30 years, International Trauma Life Support has been at the forefront of trauma education at all levels of emergency care worldwide. This practical, hands-on training offers a complete reference covering all skills necessary for rapid assessment, resuscitation, stabilization, and transportation of the trauma patient. Updated with new photos and the latest approaches to the care of the trauma patient, this seventh edition conforms to the most recent AHA/ILCOR guidelines for artificial ventilation and CPR. Features: Conforms to the newest AHA/ILCOR guidelines for emergency cardiac care. Updated and refined to reflect the latest and most effective approaches to the care of the trauma patient. • The discussion of hemorrhagic shock has been updated with the experience of the military during the recent conflicts. • Recent studies on chest wall thickness and the current controversy over which site to use to decompress a tension pneumothorax are discussed.
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