Key Features

  • Case based using real pre-hospital and retrieval situations
  • Visually assisted format; high level discussion
  • Question format followed by extensive discussion
  • Designed for members of a multidisciplinary team
  • Operationally useful appendices, including recommended equipment lists
  • Covers paediatric patients; major incidents such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear; polytrauma; flight physiology; advanced multi-organ support; end of life decisions in the field.

Table of Contents

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


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Churchill Livingstone Australia
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