The only trauma management book written by emergency physicians for emergency physicians. Using illustrations, algorithms, and radiographs, this text highlights the most salient features and treatments of the various injury conditions. The goal of this text is to help readers answer the important question, What should I do and when? Pre-hospital care, resuscitation, emergency department management, and disposition of the trauma patient are thoroughly covered. Authored by emergency physicians, rather than surgeons, this book provides excellent information on the acute management and diagnostic strategies of trauma patients. Tables and boxed text emphasize important information in each chapter. Comprehensive information in each chapter ensures that readers will not have to search for additional literature. Pitfalls and pearls emphasize each chapters most important features. Helpful algorithms provide readers with real-time care of the patient. Concerns central to emergency practice, whether it be in a level I trauma center or community hospital setting, are emphasized. Challenging case scenarios set the stage for each chapter.