ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine. ABC Series

  • ID: 2251759
  • Book
  • 230 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Prehospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) is a new and evolving field within Prehospital Care and involves the delivery of safe prehospital critical care to seriously ill or injured patients, and safe transfer to or between hospitals. It covers a broad range of medical and traumatic conditions, interventions, clinical providers and physical environments.ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine is the first text to provide a comprehensive overview of this field and with an international team of expert authors is essential reading to anyone involved in the delivery of Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care.

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Contributor list vii

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

1 Prehospital Emergency Medicine 1Matthew Boylan and Tim Nutbeam

2 Activation and Deployment 3Andrew Thurgood and Matthew Boylan

3 Personal Protective Equipment 7Clare Bosanko and Matthew Boylan

4 Scene Safety and Assessment 13Vic Calland and Pete Williams

5 The Primary Survey 18Tim Nutbeam and Matthew Boylan

6 Airway Assessment and Management 20Marten Sandberg Anders Rostrup Nakstad Peter Anthony Berlac Per Kristian Hyldmo and Matthew Boylan

7 Breathing Assessment and Management 27Per Kristian Hyldmo Peter Anthony Berlac Anders Rostrup Nakstad Marten Sandberg and Matthew Boylan

8 Circulation Assessment and Management 35R. J. Dawes and Matthew Boylan

9 Prehospital Anaesthesia 44Tim Hooper and David Lockey

10 Prehospital Analgesia and Sedation 51Jonathan Hulme

11 Prehospital Monitoring 57Tim Harris and Peter Shirley

12 Prehospital Ultrasound 63Tim Harris Adam Bystrzycki and Stefan Mazur

13 Trauma: Head Injury 70Jeremy Henning and Clare Hammell

14 Trauma: Spinal Injuries 75Lucas A. Myers Christopher S. Russi Matthew Boylan and Tim Nutbeam

15 Trauma: Abdominal Injury 81Keith Roberts

16 Trauma: Pelvic Injury 84Matt O Meara Keith Porter and Tim Nutbeam

17 Trauma: Extremity Injury 87Matt O Meara Keith Porter and Tim Nutbeam

18 Trauma: Burns 90Alex Jones Anna Barnard and Keith Allison

19 Trauma: Suspension and Crush 98Jason van derVelde

20 Trauma: Ballistic and Blast 103Matthew Boylan

21 Trauma: Extrication of the Trapped Patient 110Malcolm Q. Russell

22 Cardiac Arrest 118Walter Kloeck Efraim Kramer Martin Botha and David Kloeck

23 Acute Medical Emergencies 126Adam Low and Tim Nutbeam

24 Environmental Injuries 134Peter Aitken Mark Little Ian Norton and Andrew Pearce

25 Environmental: Altitude Injury 141Harvey Pynn

26 Environmental: Drowning and Near Drowning 144Tim Nutbeam

27 Environmental: Diving Emergencies 146Tudor A. Codreanu

28 Care of Special Groups: The Obstetric Patient 150Kristyn Manley Tracy–Louise Appleyard Tim Draycott and Matthew Boylan

29 Care of Special Groups: The Paediatric Patient 159Fiona Jewkes and Julian Sandell

30 Care of Special Groups: The Elderly Patient 165Tim Nutbeam

31 Care of Special Groups: The Bariatric Patient 168Lynn Gerber Smith Suzanne Sherwood Anna Fergusson and Dennis Jones

32 Retrieval and Transport 172Peter Aitken Mark Elcock Neil Ballard and Matt Hooper

33 Emergency Preparedness: Major Incident Management 179Damian Keene Tim Nutbeam and Claire Scanlon

34 Emergency Preparedness: Chemical Biological Radiation and Nuclear Incidents 185Christopher A. Kahn Kristi L. Koenig and Matthew Boylan

35 Emergency Preparedness: Mass Gatherings 190Lee Wallis and Wayne Smith

36 Clinical Governance 195Assiah Mahmood and Rod Mackenzie

37 Medicolegal and Ethical Aspects of Prehospital Emergency Medicine 201Craig M. Klugman and Jennifer Bard

38 Research and Development in Prehospital Emergency Medicine 206Suzanne Mason and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

Index 209

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Tim Nutbeam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Matt Boylan, Consultant in Military Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

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