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ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine


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Table of Contents

Contributor list vii

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

1 Prehospital Emergency Medicine 1
Matthew Boylan and Tim Nutbeam

2 Activation and Deployment 3
Andrew Thurgood and Matthew Boylan

3 Personal Protective Equipment 7
Clare Bosanko and Matthew Boylan

4 Scene Safety and Assessment 13
Vic Calland and Pete Williams

5 The Primary Survey 18
Tim Nutbeam and Matthew Boylan

6 Airway Assessment and Management 20
Marten Sandberg Anders Rostrup Nakstad Peter Anthony Berlac Per Kristian Hyldmo and Matthew Boylan

7 Breathing Assessment and Management 27
Per Kristian Hyldmo Peter Anthony Berlac Anders Rostrup Nakstad Marten Sandberg and Matthew Boylan

8 Circulation Assessment and Management 35
R. J. Dawes and Matthew Boylan

9 Prehospital Anaesthesia 44
Tim Hooper and David Lockey

10 Prehospital Analgesia and Sedation 51
Jonathan Hulme

11 Prehospital Monitoring 57
Tim Harris and Peter Shirley

12 Prehospital Ultrasound 63
Tim Harris Adam Bystrzycki and Stefan Mazur

13 Trauma: Head Injury 70
Jeremy Henning and Clare Hammell

14 Trauma: Spinal Injuries 75
Lucas A. Myers Christopher S. Russi Matthew Boylan and Tim Nutbeam

15 Trauma: Abdominal Injury 81
Keith Roberts

16 Trauma: Pelvic Injury 84
Matt O'Meara Keith Porter and Tim Nutbeam

17 Trauma: Extremity Injury 87
Matt O'Meara Keith Porter and Tim Nutbeam

18 Trauma: Burns 90
Alex Jones Anna Barnard and Keith Allison

19 Trauma: Suspension and Crush 98
Jason van derVelde

20 Trauma: Ballistic and Blast 103
Matthew Boylan

21 Trauma: Extrication of the Trapped Patient 110
Malcolm Q. Russell

22 Cardiac Arrest 118
Walter Kloeck Efraim Kramer Martin Botha and David Kloeck

23 Acute Medical Emergencies 126
Adam Low and Tim Nutbeam

24 Environmental Injuries 134
Peter Aitken Mark Little Ian Norton and Andrew Pearce

25 Environmental: Altitude Injury 141
Harvey Pynn

26 Environmental: Drowning and Near Drowning 144
Tim Nutbeam

27 Environmental: Diving Emergencies 146
Tudor A. Codreanu

28 Care of Special Groups: The Obstetric Patient 150
Kristyn Manley Tracy-Louise Appleyard Tim Draycott and Matthew Boylan

29 Care of Special Groups: The Paediatric Patient 159
Fiona Jewkes and Julian Sandell

30 Care of Special Groups: The Elderly Patient 165
Tim Nutbeam

31 Care of Special Groups: The Bariatric Patient 168
Lynn Gerber Smith Suzanne Sherwood Anna Fergusson and Dennis Jones

32 Retrieval and Transport 172
Peter Aitken Mark Elcock Neil Ballard and Matt Hooper

33 Emergency Preparedness: Major Incident Management 179
Damian Keene Tim Nutbeam and Claire Scanlon

34 Emergency Preparedness: Chemical Biological Radiation and Nuclear Incidents 185
Christopher A. Kahn Kristi L. Koenig and Matthew Boylan

35 Emergency Preparedness: Mass Gatherings 190
Lee Wallis and Wayne Smith

36 Clinical Governance 195
Assiah Mahmood and Rod Mackenzie

37 Medicolegal and Ethical Aspects of Prehospital Emergency Medicine 201
Craig M. Klugman and Jennifer Bard

38 Research and Development in Prehospital Emergency Medicine 206
Suzanne Mason and A. Niroshan Siriwardena

Index 209

About the Author

Tim Nutbeam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine,Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK Matt Boylan, Consultant in Military Emergency Medicineand Prehospital Care, University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFoundation Trust, UK

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