ABC of Resuscitation

ABC of Resuscitation

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ABC of Resuscitation is a practical, illustrated guide to the latest resuscitation advice for the non-specialist and provides the core knowledge on the treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest. This edition provides a guide to the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 and the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines. It Includes: * the causes and prevention of cardiac arrest * basic and advanced life support for adults, children and newborns * resuscitation in a range of contexts (in-hospital and out-of-hospital, including drowning, pregnancy, sport and trauma) * important aspects of implementation of guidelines including human factors and education ABC of Resuscitation, 6th Edition is ideal for all healthcare professionals including junior doctors, medical students, general practitioners, paramedics and nurses. It is also useful for pre-hospital care practitioners, emergency medicine trainees, resuscitation officers and all those who teach resuscitation. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from Google Play or the MedHand Store.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 219 x 273 x 7mm | 384g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 6th Edition
  • 0470672595
  • 9780470672594
  • 805,529

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ABC of Resuscitation is a practical, illustrated guide to the latest resuscitation advice for the non-specialist and provides the core knowledge on the treatment of cardiopulmonary arrest.



This sixth edition is fully up-to-date with a new editorial team, authors and chapters. This edition provides a practical guide to the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 and the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines. It begins with the causes and prevention of cardiac arrest and details basic and advanced life support for adults, children and newborns. It addresses resuscitation in a range of contexts, both in-hospital and out-of-hospital, including drowning, pregnancy, sport and trauma. It also covers important aspects of implementation of guidelines including human factors and education.



ABC of Resuscitation is ideal for all healthcare professionals including junior doctors, medical students, general practitioners, paramedics and nurses. It is also useful for pre-hospital care practitioners, emergency medicine trainees, resuscitation officers and all those who teach resuscitation.
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Table of contents

List of Contributors vii Foreword ix 1 Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival 1 Jasmeet Soar Gavin D. Perkins and Jerry Nolan 2 Sudden Cardiac Death 3 David Pitcher 3 Causes and Prevention of Cardiac Arrest in Hospital 9 Gary B. Smith 4 Basic Life Support 15 Anthony J. Handley 5 Advanced Life Support 21 Gavin D. Perkins Jerry Nolan Jasmeet Soar and Susanna Price 6 Defibrillation 26 Charles Deakin and Michael Colquhoun 7 Airway Management and Ventilation 30 Jerry Nolan and Jasmeet Soar 8 Post-Resuscitation Care 36 Jerry Nolan 9 Paediatric Resuscitation 40 Ian K. Maconochie and Robert Bingham 10 Resuscitation at Birth 47 Jonathan Wyllie and Sean Ainsworth 11 Out-of-Hospital Resuscitation 52 Joanne K. Smith Mark Whitbread and Fionna P. Moore 12 In-Hospital CPR 57 Robin P. Davies and Gavin D. Perkins 13 Peri-arrest Arrhythmias 62 Jerry Nolan and David Pitcher 14 Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators 67 Rani Robson and Jerry Nolan 15 Cardiorespiratory Arrest in Advanced Pregnancy 72 David A. Gabbott 16 Drowning 78 Anthony J. Handley 17 Trauma 82 Kate Crewdson and David J. Lockey 18 Human Factors 86 Peter-Marc Fortune and Andrew S. Lockey 19 CPR Devices 90 Gavin D. Perkins and Jerry Nolan 20 Resuscitation in Sport 95 Carl Gwinnutt 21 Improving Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest: Quality Education and Implementation 100 Jasmeet Soar and Keith Couper 22 Decisions Relating to Resuscitation 104 Serena Cottrell and David Pitcher Index 111
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"Overall, the photos, tables, and diagrams are all clear and well done. The book is easy to read and the images and text correspond and enhance each other well. It is concise and manageable if one has limited time to devote to ACLS review." ( Doody's , 26 September 2013)
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Overall, the photos, tables, and diagrams are all clear and well done. The book is easy to read and the images and text correspond and enhance each other well. It is concise and manageable if one has limited time to devote to ACLS review. (Doody s, 26 September 2013)
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About Jasmeet Soar

Jasmeet Soar, Immediate Past Chair Resuscitation Council (UK), Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK Gavin D. Perkins, Chair Advanced Life Support Subcommittee, Resuscitation Council (UK), Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick Medical School, UK Jerry Nolan, Past Chair Resuscitation Council (UK), Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK
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