Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729538848, 9780729578844

Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780729538848
eBook ISBN: 9780729578844
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
Published Date: 23rd December 2009
Page Count: 200


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.

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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