Volume 16 No. 2

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03-Trauma Control Surgery-Damage control head and neck surgery and the training of the military surgeon

Bomb blast causes combinations of blast injury, multiple penetrating injuries and burns.  The injury pattern to the head and neck includes intracranial haemorrhage, brain swelling with multiple intracranial metal and bone fragments, cervical and facial vascular injury, pharyngo-laryngeal injury, acute airway compromise, facial and scalp burns, large scalp defects, and extensive skull base fractures.  Head… Read more »

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02-Trauma Control Surgery-Trauma-damage control surgery: post-operative care

Aims in post-operative care after multiple trauma: Maintain the progress of substantial surgical and other treatments already given Seek then treat any additional problems as they develop In military practice, those aims are addressed by conventional timely management in a surgical intensive care unit, pending evacuation to a higher level of care as soon as… Read more »

By George Merridew In   Issue Volume 16 No. 2 .

01-Trauma Control Surgery-Ortho/Soft Tissue DCS, Vs Aust Training

It is now four years since coalition forces occupied Iraq and battle injuries are occurring continuously. The U.S. defence forces now have good documentation and analysis of resulting casualties.The evacuation system is very efficient and patients arrive for treatment very soon after injury. Soft tissue and skeletal injuries to the extremities occur in combination with… Read more »

By Gregor Bruce In   Issue Volume 16 No. 2 .

Inside this Edition

This edition of the Journal is given over to the publication of the abstracts from a highly successful Association Annual Scientific Conference held in Melbourne in October 2007. Around 70 papers were read from a wide range of international and local speakers ranging across all the health professions. A full conference report follows the abstracts,… Read more »

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President’s Message

Another year has passed. For psephologists, the six weeks of October and November were intriguing, with a result that was unclear to the last but ultimately became convincing. And so the next few years will be dominated by a Government of a different persuasion with some different strategic aims and directions. Many of these are… Read more »

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Trauma Control Surgery

Ortho/soft tissue DCS, US Vs Aust training Greg Bruce It is now four years since coalition forces occupied Iraq and battle injuries are occurring continuously. The U.S. defence forces now have good documentation and analysis of resulting casualties. The evacuation system is very efficient and patients arrive for treatment very soon after injury. Soft tissue and skeletal injuries to the extremities… Read more »

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