British Medical Association Book Award Winner - Young Authors Award of the Year 2018 Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on the principles of managing acutely unwell patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene of their accident, all in highly-illustrated double-page spreads to help explain key messages.
This brand new title:
Looks at the ways in which pre-hospital care is organised and delivered in the United Kingdom Explores some of the most common incidents that pre-hospital care teams attend to, including major trauma as well as cardiac arrests Includes an illustrated introduction to some of the many practical procedures pre-hospital care teams must be able to perform including resuscitative thoracotomy and rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia Takes into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the specialty Features a section on careers within pre-hospital care for doctors and paramedics Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance is the perfect companion for medical students and junior doctors interested in learning more about pre-hospital care, as well as for paramedic students and paramedics who practise in the pre-hospital environment every day.
William H. Seligman
, Sameer Ganatra
, Timothy Parker
, Syed Masud
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Series: At a Glance
06 October 2017
Professional and scholarly
Preface Contributors Abbreviations Principles of pre-hospital care 1 History of pre-hospital care 2 Pre-hospital care today 3 Major trauma pathways in the UK 4 Emerging pre-hospital medical care pathways 5 Kinematics and mechanism of Injury 6 Hazardous materials 7 Human factors 8 Pre-hospital transport 9 Scene safety Initial assessment and management of immediately life-threatening injuries 10 The primary survey 11 Control of major haemorrhage 12 Cervical spine injuries 13 Basic airway management 14 The difficult airway 15 Life-threatening chest trauma 16 Circulation I: haemodynamic instability 17 Circulation II: medical cardiac arrest 18 Circulation III: traumatic cardiac arrest 19 Pain relief and sedation 20 Head injury 21 Spinal injuries 22 Limb Injuries Special considerations in trauma management 23 Paediatric trauma 24 Trauma in the pregnant woman 25 Trauma in the elderly Practical skills in pre-hospital emergency medicine 26 Anaesthesia in the pre-hospital environment 27 The emergency surgical airway 28 Peripheral vascular access 29 Chest techniques 30 Resuscitative thoracotomy 31 Pre-hospital ultrasound 32 Packaging 33 Handover Management of complex problems 34 Major incidents 35 Expedition medicine 36 Event medicine 37 Military pre-hospital emergency care Careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine 38 Careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine - NHS England References Index
William Seligman, University of Oxford Medical School, UK Sameer Ganatra, University of Oxford Medical School, UK Timothy Parker, University of Oxford Medical School, UK Syed Masud, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Major Trauma and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, University of Oxford, UK
Reviews for Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance
'Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance covers the essentials in an easy-to-digest formula. This volume continues the trend of good quality information, covering enough to give readers a firm and solid grounding in the subject of pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM). The book also acts as an aide-memoire for the more experienced health professional. Each segment is illustrated with easily understandable and colourful diagrams, as well as tables with the most relevant information, which is great for quick reference ... This volume is likely to be well-received as a concise, well-thought-out reference that contains both up-to-date and emerging techniques used by ambulance personnel and specialist PHEM practitioners.' - Journal of Paramedic Practice