Chapter 45. Principles of Trauma Management

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Scott K. D'Amours and
  2. Stephen A. Deane

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch45

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

D'Amours, S. K. and Deane, S. A. (2006) Principles of Trauma Management, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • trauma management;
  • triage;
  • community hospital;
  • hypoxia;
  • cardiac arrest


This chapter contains section titled:

  • General principles

  • Trauma as a disease

  • Trauma system planning

  • Blunt and penetrating mechanisms of injury

  • Goals of assessment and resuscitation

  • Initial assessment

  • Definitive care

  • Tertiary survey

  • Outcomes

  • MCQs