Oxford Handbook Of Pre-hospital Care

Paperback | February 13, 2008

byIan Greaves, Keith Porter

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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 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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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 societ...

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 Tra...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 1.18 inPublished:February 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198515847

ISBN - 13:9780198515845

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Table of Contents

1. 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