Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition and Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care Pack

Paperback | April 8, 2012

byJonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham

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The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition and the Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care are bundled together in a pack that represents excellent value for money. The combination of two practical handbooks presents a package essential to every doctor with an interest inemergency medicine and pre-hospital care.Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of theOxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be youressential guide. Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, and written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up-to-date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. Following the latest developments in the field, such as infectioncontrol, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinicalstudents, GPs, and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.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 carepractitioners, nurses, and voluntary aid society members. The Oxford Handbook format and 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 all other related problems. The authors have broad experience in pre-hospital care including civilian and military practice in various fields such as 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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The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition and the Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care are bundled together in a pack that represents excellent value for money. The combination of two practical handbooks presents a package essential to every doctor with an interest inemergency medicine and pre-hospital care.Fully revi...

Keith Porter is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and an Immediate Care Practitioner. Qualifying originally in London but doing much of his higher surgical training in the West Midlands, he was originally appointed Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Birmingham Accident Hospital in 1986. With changes in hospital practice he is now Senior Trauma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1504 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 1 inPublished:April 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199645965

ISBN - 13:9780199645961

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Table of Contents

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition1. General approach2. Life-threatening emergencies3. Medicine4. Toxicology5. Infectious diseases6. Environmental emergencies7. Analgesia and anaesthesia8. Major trauma9. Wounds, fractures, orthopaedics10. Surgery11. Ophthalmology12. Ear, nose, and throat13. Obstetrics and gynaecology14. Psychiatry15. Paediatric emergenciesOxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care1. An approach to pre-hospital care2. Acute medical and surgical problems3. Trauma4. Formulary5. Analgesia and anaesthesia6. Poisoning and substance abuse7. Acute psychiatric emergencies8. Paediatrics9. The hostile environment10. Major incident management and triage11. Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) incidents12. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology13. Patient rescue and transportation14. Sporting events and mass gatherings

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"...this book is a must-have for anyone wanting to become the next doctor to ride in the shiny red HEMS helicopter on his/her way to an emergency...Stimulating reading for anyone interested in emergency medicine." --MAD (Barts and the London Med Student Journal)