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Pre-hospital medicine : the principles and practice of immediate care

Author: Ian Greaves; Keith M Porter
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the USA by Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Practitioners of pre-hospital medicine deal with the interval between the "medical incident" (accident or disaster) and the arrival of the patient in hospital. This text seeks to define the specialty  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Greaves; Keith M Porter
ISBN: 9780340676561 0340676566
OCLC Number: 43095576
Description: xvi, 806 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Immediate care in the United Kingdom --
Ch. 2. Immediate care world-wide --
Ch. 3. Basic life support --
Ch. 4. Airway management --
Ch. 5. Advanced life support --
Ch. 6. Vascular access --
Ch. 7. Shock --
Ch. 8. Understanding the electrocardiogram --
Ch. 9. Cardiac emergencies --
Ch. 10. Respiratory emergencies --
Ch. 11. The unconscious patient --
Ch. 12. Acute abdomen --
Ch. 13. Therapeutics --
Ch. 14. Analgesia and pain relief --
Ch. 15. Substance abuse --
Ch. 16. Poisoning --
Ch. 17. Paediatric history and examination. Ch. 18. Paediatric emergencies --
Ch. 19. Paediatric life support --
Ch. 20. The injured child --
Ch. 21. Scene approach, assessment and safety --
Ch. 22. Assessment and management of the trauma patient- the primary and secondary survey --
Ch. 23. Head and neck injuries --
Ch. 24. Maxillofacial injuries --
Ch. 25. Chest injuries --
Ch. 26. Spinal injuries --
Ch. 27. Abdominal and genitourinary trauma --
Ch. 28. The pre-hospital care of bone and joint injuries --
Ch. 29. Pre-hospital care of soft tissue injuries. Ch. 30. Gunshot wounds and blast injury --
Ch. 31. Thermal injury --
Ch. 32. The elderly patient --
Ch. 33. Hypothermia --
Ch. 34. Rescue from remote places --
Ch. 35. Near drowning --
Ch. 36. Heat illness --
Ch. 37. Acute diving emergencies --
Ch. 38. Electrocution injury --
Ch. 39. Risk of infection in pre-hospital care --
Ch. 40. Emergencies in pregnancy --
Ch. 41. Trauma in pregnancy --
Ch. 42. Childbirth --
Ch. 43. Neonatal resuscitation and transport --
Ch. 44. Psychiatric emergencies. Ch. 45. Human reactions to trauma: their features and management --
Ch. 46. Dealing with the violent or unco-operative patient --
Ch. 47. Major incidents --
Ch. 48. Triage --
Ch. 49. Chemical incidents --
Ch. 50. Radiation incidents --
Ch. 51. Mass gathering medicine --
Ch. 52. Medicine at sporting events --
Ch. 53. Disaster medicine --
Ch. 54. Immobilization and extrication --
Ch. 55. Transport in pre-hospital care --
Ch. 56. Aeromedical evacuation --
Ch. 57. Aviation medicine --
Ch. 58. Medicine in remote places. Ch. 59. The structure and function of the ambulance service --
Ch. 60. The fire service: structure and roles --
Ch. 61. Police force: structure and role --
Ch. 62. The role of other agencies at a major incident --
Ch. 63. Legal aspects of immediate care --
Ch. 64. Record keeping in pre-hospital care --
Ch. 65. Communications and despatch --
Ch. 66. Trauma scoring --
Ch. 67. Training and education --
Ch. 68. Immediate care equipment.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Greaves and Keith M. Porter.

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