ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-09-23
  • Publisher: B M J Books

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Prehospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) is a new and evolving field within Prehospital Care and involves the delivery of safe prehospital critical care to seriously ill or injured patients, and safe transfer to or between hospitals. It covers a broad range of medical and traumatic conditions, interventions, clinical providers and physical environments.

ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine
is the first text to provide a comprehensive overview of this field and with an international team of expert authors is essential reading to anyone involved in the delivery of Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care.

Author Biography

Tim Nutbeam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Matt Boylan, Consultant in Military Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Table of Contents

Contributor list



1 Activation & Deployment of Pre-hospital Services
Andy Thurgood and Matthew Boylan

2 Scene safety and assessment
Vic Calland and Pete Williams

3 Motor Vehicle Collision Extrication
Malcolm Q. Russell

4 Personal Protective Equipment
C Bosanko

5 Monitoring in Prehospital Care
Tim Harris & Peter Shirley

6 The Role of Pre-hospital Ultrasound
Tim Harris, Adam Bystrzycki & Stefan Mazur

7 The Primary Survey
Tim Nutbeam and Matt Boylan

8 Airway Assessment & Management
Marten Sandberg and Matthew Boylan

9 Breathing Assessment & Management
Marten Sandberg and Matthew Boylan

10 Circulation management
R.J. Dawes and Matthew Boylan

11 Analgesia And Procedural Sedation
Jon Hulme

12 Emergency Anaesthesia
Tim Hooper and David Lockey

13 Cardiac Arrest and End of Life Decisions
Walter Kloeck, Efraim Kramer, Martin Botha and David Kloeck

14 Head Injury
Jeremy Henning

15 Spinal Injuries
Lucas A. Myers,Christopher S. Russi, Matthew Boylan and Tim Nutbeam

16 Abdominal Trauma
Keith Roberts

17 Pelvic Trauma
Matthew O’Meara, Keith Porter, Tim Nutbeam and Matt Boylan

18 Extremity Traumaa
Matthew O’Meara, Keith Porter, Tim Nutbeam and Matt Boylan

19 Management of burns  

20 Crush Syndrome & Suspension Trauma
Jason van der Velde

21 Ballistic & Blast Trauma
Matthew Boylan

22 Medical Emergencies
Adam Low and Tim Nutbeam

23 Environmental Injuries 
Peter Aitken, Mark Little, Ian Norton, Andrew Pearce

24 Environmental Emergencies - High Altitude Illness
Harvey Pynn

25 Drowning, Near Drowning and Immersion Syndrome
Tim Nutbeam

26 Diving incidents
Tudor A. Codreanu

27 Pregnancy and Childbirth
K. Manley, T. Appleyard and T. Draycott

28 Prehospital Management Of The Paediatric Patient
Fiona Jewkes

29 The Elderly Patient
Tim Nutbeam

30 Prehospital Management of the Bariatric Patient
Lynn Gerber Smith,Suzanne Sherwood, Anna Fergusson and Dennis Jones

31 Retrieval and Transport
Peter Aitken, Mark Elcock, Neil Ballard  and Matt Hooper

32 Mass Gatherings
Lee Wallis and Waybe Smith

33 Mass Casualty
Damian Keene, Tim Nutbeam and Claire Scanlon

34 Chemical, Biological, Radiation and Nuclear (CBRN) Incidents 
Christopher A. Khan, Kristi L. Kpenig and Matthew Boylan

35 Clinical Governance
Assiah Mahmood and  Rod Mackenzie

36 Medicolegal & ethical
Craig M. Klugman and Jennifer Bard

37 Research and Future Development 
Suzanne Mason & A. Niroshan Siriwardena


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