Pocketbook of Emergency Care

1st Edition

A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics


  • Ian Greaves
  • Keith Porter
  • Chris Wright
  • Malcolm Woollard
  • Colonel Timothy Hodgetts
  • Key Features

    • essential guidelines for paramedic practice
    • presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference
    • illustrated
    • flexicover for durability

    Table of Contents

    1. Approaching the scene

    2. Approach to the Patient

    3. An introduction to clinical examination

    4. The Emergency Services

    5. Basic life Support

    6. Basic management of the airway and ventilation

    7. Advanced management of the airway and ventilation

    8. Intravascular access

    9. Taking a medical history

    10. Drug Formulary

    11. Respiratory emergencies

    12. The Cardiovascular System and the ECG

    13. Assessment and monitoring

    14. Cardiac arrest in adults: Advanced life support

    15. Cardiovascular emergencies

    16. The Unconscious Patient

    17. The acute abdomen

    18. Poisoning

    19. Microbiology and Infection

    20. Trauma

    21. The primary and secondary survey

    22. Shock

    23. Head Injuries

    24. Facial Injuries

    25. Chest Injuries

    26.Abdominal and genitourinary trauma

    27. Bone and joint injuries

    28. Spinal injuries

    29. Patient Immobilization and Extrication

    30. Blast and gunshot injuries

    31. Burns

    32. Wound management

    33. Overview of Trauma Resuscitation

    34. The Paediatric History

    35. Assessment of the Paediatric Patient

    36. The sick child

    37. Paediatric cardiac arrest

    38. The Injured Child

    39. Care of the Elderly

    40. Hypothermia

    41. Near drowning

    42. Heat illness

    43. Electrocution

    44. Chemical incident

    45. Nuclear and Radiation Incidents

    46. The Sports Arena

    47. Rescue from Remote Places

    48. Aeromedical Evacuation

    49. Childbirth

    50. Emergencies in pregnancy

    51. Trauma in pregnancy

    52. Neonatal Resuscitation and Transport

    53. Substance abuse

    54. The Uncooperative or Violent Patient

    55. Psychiatric Emergencies

    56. The Major Incident: an overview

    57. Triag


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    Saunders Ltd.
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    About the authors

    Ian Greaves

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Defence Consultant Advisor in Emergency Medicine; Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Teesside; Consultant in Emergency Medicine, British Army, Middlesborough, UK

    Keith Porter

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Chris Wright

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine and Prehospital Care, British Army, Researcher, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, HEMS Doctor, Midlands Air Ambulance

    Malcolm Woollard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultat Paramedic and Director, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Research Unit, Visiting Professor in Pre-hospital emergency Care, University of Teeside

    Colonel Timothy Hodgetts

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Defence Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK