This book offers a practical, systematic approach to care for a wide range of trauma presentations. It encompasses the whole range of trauma care (including pre-hospital care) and the nurse's contribution. Chapters are included on the relevant biosciences which are easy to understand and will appeal to all levels of nurse who want to expand their underpinning knowledge. As well as the basic science dimensions of trauma nursing, it also addresses the clinical and psychosocial psychological elements. and offers a structured approach to the management of those who have fallen victim to trauma. Research evidence is used throughout to support the text. The team of multidisciplinary contributors are well-known experts in their fields. "Principles and Practice of Trauma Nursing" will be a major asset to any nurse working or studying in this varied and exciting field.