This book focuses on the principles of aeromedical transport and includes latest research and new chapters on the transport of intensive care patients and medical emergencies/death in flight. It is intended for medical personnel whose duties include the transportation of the sick and injured by air.
Ashgate Publishing Limited
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2nd New edition
12 December 2006
Professional and scholarly
Part I: Introduction 1. History of Aeromedical Transportation 2. Overview Part II: Physics And Physiology 3. The Atmosphere 4. The Physiological Effects of Altitude 5. The Biodynamics of Flight 6. Transmeridian and Long Haul Flights Part III: Operational Considerations 7. Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport 8. The Medical Flight Crew 9. Aeromedical Equipment Part IV: Clinical Considerations 10. Indications for Aeromedical Transport 11. Clinical Considerations in Transport of the Ill and Injured 12. Transport of Patients with Spinal Injuries 13. Transport of Burns Patients 14. Transport of the Obstetric Patient 15. Transport of Neonatal and Pediatric Patients 16. Critical Care Transfers and Retrievals 17. Nursing Care in the Air Part V: Organization And Administration 18. The Administration of Aeromedical Transport Organizations 19. Medicolegal Aspects of Aeromedical Transport 20. Planning the Successful International Repatriation 21. Primary Transfers: The Casualty Evacuation Conflict
Dr Terence Martin is a Consultant in Intensive Care and has been involved in the organisation, practice and teaching of both civilian and military aeromedical transport since 1984. Since leaving regular RAF service, he has had senior aeromedical evacuation roles in the UK reserve forces and with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He has spent time as Medical Director at Europ Assistance (UK), trauma registrar with the London HEMS, Senior Medical Officer in the Centre of Human Sciences at QinetiQ, and flight physician for paediatric and adult critical care transfers at Auckland Pacific Air Ambulance. He is currently a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, UK, Senior Lecturer in Aviation Medicine at Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand, and Director of CCAT Aeromedical Training, UK.