Demanding surgical situations require expert advice from pioneers in the field as well as from those on the front lines of trauma care. Practical and evidence-based, Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, 2nd Edition, draws on the experience of Drs. Juan A. Asensio and Donald D. Trunkey to offer a comprehensive, contemporary summary of the treatment and post-operative management of traumatic injuries. The concise format makes it ideally suited for everyday use, and new, full-color illustrations highlight the most important aspects of urgent surgical care, including ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, and treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents. Prepare for the unexpected with practical, concise coverage of major surgical problems in trauma and critical care.Get expert and up-to-date guidance on ventilator management, damage control, noninvasive techniques, imaging, infection control, dealing with mass casualties, treating injuries induced by chemical and biological agents, and much more.Find the information you need quickly and easily through numerous illustrations, key points boxes, algorithms, and tables.Get up to date with current developments in the use of endovascular stents for thoracic aortic injuries; the diagnosis of peripheral vascular injuries; new interventional imaging techniques and new uses for ultrasound; and new ventilator techniques such as HFJV and APRV. Make the most of new antibiotics to improve control of surgical infection, learn to use new antifungal agents, and implement innovative therapies to combat both methicillin- and oxacillin-resistant organisms. Benefit from tremendous recent advances in the field (often as a result of experience gained by military and civilian surgeons), including the development of damage control.