This book will provide a didactic guide to the management of severely injured patients. It aims to be an in valuable resource for medical students and junior doctors involved in the care of the trauma casualty. It will provide the key principles of trauma resuscitation together with concise information on the diagnosis and acute management of traumatic injuries. The book will provide medical students, junior doctors in the foundation years and senior house officers in the front line specialties with a valuable resource as well as a guide to the practical procedures required in the management of injuries.Readers will benefit from clear explanation and synthesis of the recent data, description of new techniques and approaches, step by step guides to practical procedures, tips and pitfalls sections and logical algorithms to guide diagnosis and management. Readers will therefore have to hand both a practical guide to trauma management and an up to date resource of current thinking in trauma care.