Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Care

Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Care

Part-work (fascículo) Oxford Handbooks

By (author) Ian Greaves, By (author) Keith Porter

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Part-work (fascículo) | 736 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 182mm x 28mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 15 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198515847
  • ISBN 13: 9780198515845
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: numerous halftones, black and white illustrations and line drawings
  • Sales rank: 183,648

Product description

The Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Care provides the reader with authoritative, evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. It is designed to provide information for all immediate care practitioners including doctors, paramedics, emergency care practitioners, nurses and voluntary aid society members. The Oxford Handbook format and its pocket size make its content readily accessible and it can be carried easily in jackets or other personal protective clothing. Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporates national and international guidelines and protocols where available and reflects contemporary best practice. Topics include scene safety, personal protective equipment, basic and advanced life support, head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal and pelvic injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, mass gathering incidents, major incidents, burns and related problems. The authors have broad experience in pre-hospital care including civilian and military practice in various fields including medical emergencies, road traffic collisions, entrapments, ballistic trauma and major incidents. This is the essential quick-reference guide to pre-hospital medicine!

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Author information

Ian Greaves qualified at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1986. He trained in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine, joined the British Army and was appointed Consultant in 1997. He was appointed to Visiting Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Teesside in 2002. He is author or editor of several books and numerous chapters and papers on Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Pre-hospital Care. He is Chairman of the Research Committee, Member of the Speciality Advisory Board and Member of the Management Board of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.

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...a concise book which is targeted directly to our profession...this one book is directly focused on the workings of the medic outside of a hospital environment. Just what you need out on the road, when you never know what the next emergency will be. Jeff Pittman, Paramedic. This handy and superbly presented pocket sized book is ideal for quick reference providing essential information on the immediate care setting. The authors are of unquestionable experience in the field of emergency medicine and...the book is both comprehensive and concise...[it] must surely become an essential piece of kit for all pre-hospital care practitioners, replacing the bulky American books which have dominated the market. Accident and Emergency Nursing A useful reference for those involved in prehospital care of patients...this book addresses many areas of prehospital care and is thorough in what it covers. Krista G. Handyside, MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Table of contents

1. An approach to pre-hospital care ; 2. Acute medical and surgical problems ; 3. Trauma ; 4. Formulary ; 5. Analgesia and anaesthesia ; 6. Poisoning and substance abuse ; 7. Acute psychiatric emergencies ; 8. Paediatrics ; 9. The hostile environment ; 10. Major incident management and triage ; 11. Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents ; 12. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology ; 13. Patient rescue and transportation ; 14. Sporting events and mass gatherings