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Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine

Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine is a supplementary case book with a self directed approach, designed to complement core texts such as Cameron, or Sanders.
The book focuses on the principles of PHC and Retrieval medicine and the continuum of care of the critically injured trauma patient in the field. It is case based and uses real pre-hospital and retrieval situations, presented in question format followed by an extensive discussion highlighting key areas of the specialty. The questions and answers are each 3 – 4 pages in length and most are accompanied by a photo from author archives/real events.
The questions have been divided into those with a predominantly pre-hospital theme and those based around retrieval medicine. A third section covers service development and special situations.


Published: March 2010

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7295-7884-4


  • Section A - Pre-hospital Medicine

    1. Scene safety I

    2. Scene safety II

    3. Entrapment

    4. Pre-hospital anaesthesia I

    5. Pre-hospital anaesthesia II

    6. Pre-hospital equipment

    7. Preparing for transport I

    8. Preparing for transport II

    9. Polytrauma I

    10. Polytrauma II

    11. Polytrauma III

    12. Polytrauma IV

    13. Polytrauma V

    14. Penetrating disease I

    15. Penetrating disease II

    16. Diving (hyperbaric) emergencies

    17. Transfer issues

    18. Pre-hospital sedation

    19. Multiple patients I

    20. Multiple patients II

    21. Pre-hospital tasking and clinical coordination

    22. Major incident I

    23. Major incident II

    Section B - Retrieval Medicine

    1. Inter and intra hospital transfers

    2. Flight physiology

    3. Retrieval equipment

    4. Critical illness and retrieval I

    5. Critical illness and retrieval II

    6. Critical illness and retrieval III

    7. Critical illness and retrieval IV

    8. Critical illness and retrieval V

    9. Paediatric retrieval I

    10. Paediatric retrieval II

    11. Paediatric retrieval III

    12. Unexpected inflight emergency during retrieval.

    13. Diagnostics in retrieval medicine

    14. Advanced multi-organ support in transit

    15. Mental illness

    16. Envenomation

    17. End of life decisions in the retrieval environment

    18. Retrieval tasking and Clinical Coordination

    Section C – Service development and special circumstances

    1. Operational safety and Crew Resource Management (CRM) I

    2. Operational safety and Crew Resource Management (CRM) II

    3. Military medicine I

    4. Military medicine II

    5. Vertical hoist and physical rescue

    6. Commercial in-flight emergency

    7. Event medicine

    8. Ethics and self management

    9. Clinical Governance in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine

    10. Commercial repatriation



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