ABC of Resuscitation

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-01-22
  • Publisher: B M J Books

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This book is a practical guide to the latest resuscitation advice for the non-specialist, and covers the core knowledge on the management of patients with cardiopulmonary arrest. The new edition is fully up to date with a new editorial team and includes the European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2010 and the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines.

Author Biography

Jasmeet Soar, Immediate Past Chair Resuscitation Council (UK), Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, UK

Gavin D. Perkins, Chair Advanced Life Support Subcommittee, Resuscitation Council (UK), Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Warwick Medical School, UK

Jerry Nolan, Past Chair Resuscitation Council (UK), Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath, UK

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Foreword - Douglas Chamberlain


1 Cardiac Arrest and the Chain of Survival
Jasmeet Soar, Gavin D. Perkins and Jerry Nolan

2 Sudden Cardiac Death
David Pitcher

3 Causes and Prevention of Cardiac Arrest in Hospital
Gary B. Smith

4 Basic Life Support
Anthony J. Handley

5 Advanced Life Support
Gavin D. Perkins, Jerry Nolan, Jasmeet Soar and Susanna Price

6 Defibrillation
Charles Deakin and Michael Colquhoun

7 Airway Management and Ventilation
Jerry Nolan and Jasmeet Soar

8 Post resuscitation care 
Jerry Nolan

9 Paediatric Resuscitation 
Ian K. Maconochie and Robert Bingham

10 Resuscitation at birth 
Jonathan Wyllie and Sean Ainsworth

11 Out-of-hospital Resuscitation
Mark Whitbread, Fionna P. Moore and Joanne K. Smith

12 In-hospital CPR
Robin P. Davies and Gavin D. Perkins

13 Peri-arrest arrythmias
Jerry Nolan and David Pitcher

14 Pacing and ICDs
Rani Robson and Jerry Nolan

15 Cardiac arrest in pregnancy
David A. Gabbott

16 Drowning
Anthony J. Handley

17 Trauma
David J. Lockey and Kate Crewdson

18 Human Factors
Peter-Marc Fortune and Andrew S. Lockey

19 CPR Devices
Gavin D. Perkins and Jerry Nolan

20 Resuscitation in Sport
Carl Gwinnutt

21 Improving Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest – Quality, Education and Implementation
Jasmeet Soar and Keith Couper

22 Decisions relating to Resuscitation
Serena Cottrell and David Pitcher


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