Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Elsevier Australia has published an important new textbook entitled ‘Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury’ by Professor Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld, AM, MBBS, MD, MS, FRACS, FRCS(Edin), FACS, FRCS(Glasg) Hon, FCNST Hon, FRCST Hon, FACTM, MRACMA and an expert team of Australian, UK and USA contributors.
‘Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury’ will be officially launched on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at Monash, Collins Street, Melbourne by Professor Edward Byrne AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University.
Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld is a strong academic leader with an impressive clinical and academic practice and has put together a notable team of Australian and international experts who contribute to many of the books chapters. While the book has a local Australian flavour it is truly international in its scope of practice.
The primary purpose of this textbook is to help to improve the knowledge base and interdisciplinary team approach to the management of head and neck trauma at all types of healthcare facilities and in the full range of healthcare systems around the world.
The textbook comprehensively covers the patient's journey from injury through to the rehabilitation phase.
It includes diagnosis and management of head and neck injury with additional chapters on prognosis and special conditions including head injury in sport, the elderly, children, pregnant women, penetrating head injury, spine and spinal cord injury and brain death.
The book will be of interest to junior doctors, specialist trainees and specialists in emergency medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, ENT, maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, anaesthesia and intensive care as well as medical students, nurses, paramedics and remote and rural practitioners.
Copies of ‘Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury’ can now be ordered online.
From the Foreword
“Professor Rosenfeld and his team of authoritative contributors provide a vivid, comprehensive account of the knowledge needed to meet the challenges of care for head and cervical spine injuries and firm guidance about how this can be translated into practice. A wealth of information has been brought together from a wide array of sources and presented with clarity, depth and detail. The account is honed by insights from practical experience. The result conveys assurance that it provides all that a reader could wish to know-whether about fundamental basic principles or current advances. Even in the era of electronic technology, the scholarship involved in pursuing so many lines of enquiry analyzing and synthesizing the findings is ‘Herculean’. Sufficient and authoritative in itself, Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury’ is an invaluable resource and a powerful illustration of the continuing value of the textbook.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld AM MBBS, MD, MS, FRACS, FRCS(Edin), FACS, FRCS(Glasg) Hon, FCNST Hon, FRCST Hon, FACTM, MRACMA, Professor and Head, Division of Clinical Sciences and Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University; and Professor and Director, Department of Neurosurgery, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, VIC
During a career spanning more than four-decades, Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld is best known for devising an operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in the 1990s, to remove hypothalamic haematomas from the brains of children.
In 2011 Professor Rosenfeld was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) describing it as the culmination of his devotion to medicine and his patients over many years. He is one of Australia’s most senior military surgeons, a Major General in the Australian Defence Force and past Surgeon General (Reserves).
Professor Rosenfeld’s recent innovations include spearheading the development of a new Neuroscience Institute at Monash University in his quest to improve the outcomes for patients with severe traumatic brain injury and the Monash University bionic eye that could restore sight to the blind.
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