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Body Trauma covers the overall organization of the US trauma system, how doctors evaluate and treat trauma victims, as well as special sections on specific injuries such as impalement, bites of all kinds, hypothermia, scuba diving accidents, and more.
The book is organized in sections that reveal the overall approach to trauma care in the US as well as chapters on specific topics. For example, basic concepts in trauma, care in the field, the trauma center, the operating room. Then each major body area is covered: head trauma, neck trauma, thorax trauma, abdominal trauma, extremety trauma. Other chapters cover bites of all types, impalement injuries, traumatic amputations and replantation, burns and frostbite, diiving accidents, assaulted elders and kids, sexual assault and organ donation.
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Conflict is the core of all fiction. Without conflict there is no story. When obstacles prevent a character from obtaining his or her goals, there is conflict...The threat of death or severe bodily injury is among the most serious and dreadful obstacles a character must face..."