Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine

Hardcover | December 3, 2016

EditorCharlotte Evans, Anne Creaton, Marcus Kennedy

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Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessibleguide to this growing field for all health professionals involved in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients.Covering the practice of acute, emergency and critical care medicine in the transport environment, this handbook provides the practical guidance and clinical knowledge to enable medical practitioners to function independently in highly variable and resource limited environments with acutely unwell,unstable and often clinically undifferentiated patients over long durations. Closely mapped to the Royal College of Surgeons syllabus on retrieval and transfer medicine, this title comprehensively covers all aspects of retrieval medicine, from basic flight physiology to more complex retrievals andcommon pitfalls.Authored by an authoritative, international team of expert editors and specialist authors, this clinically focused text is complemented by a range of checklists and reference tools for practical and accessible use in the field. These deliver core information for use in the primary retrieval setting,allowing the retreivalist to structure their approach to a crisis and correct the problem with suggested interventions. Topics include retrieval systems and coordination, crisis resource management, shock, and a range of chapters focusing on responding to specific areas of medicine when encounteredin the retrieval environment, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynaecology.

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Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessibleguide to this growing field for all health profe...

Dr Charlotte Evans is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Northern Hospital, Melbourne, and Clinical Lead for Adult Retrieval, Victoria, Australia. Dr Anne Creaton is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Fiji National University, Australia. Dr Marcus Kennedy is the Director of Adult Retrieval Victoria, Melbourne, Victo...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.98 inPublished:December 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198722168

ISBN - 13:9780198722168

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Table of Contents

1. Retrieval systems2. Governance3. Retrieval coordination4. The retrieval environment5. Retrieval platforms6. Equipment and monitoring7. Crisis resource management8. Respiratory support9. Cardiac10. Shock11. Sepsis12. Neurology and neurosurgery13. Obstetrics and gynaecology14. Behavioural disturbances15. Bariatric retrieval16. Primary retrieval17. Trauma18. Neonatal retrieval19. Paediatric retrieval20. Specialised retrieval systems21. Checklists