Prehospital Transport and Whole-Body Vibration

Prehospital Transport and Whole-Body Vibration

1st Edition - September 14, 2021

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  • Author: Salam Rahmatalla
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323901031

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Prehospital Transport and Whole-body Vibration helps medical transport professionals and vehicle and equipment designers understand the concepts of human response to whole body vibration in order to shed light on the ongoing debate on the effectiveness of current immobilization systems. Written for anyone working with patients who have been medically transported, such as emergency medicine physicians, medics, ER nurses, and those researching and studying whole-body vibration (medical students, ergonomists, human factor researchers, engineers, system developers), this book takes an informative look at situations that occur in the air, on the sea and in ground medical vehicles en route to a hospital. The transport of supine humans under these conditions may lead to severe involuntary motions of body segments, which can generate discomfort, pain and secondary injuries, especially when the patient has a suspected spinal cord injury. This book will help medical transport professionals and vehicle and equipment designers understand the basic concepts of human response to whole body vibration and shed light on the ongoing debate on the effectiveness of current immobilization systems.

Key Features

  • Provides readers the information needed to create efficient systems that ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients in transport
  • Offers measurements and biodynamic metrics to professionals in the field so they can conduct vibration testing on their own
  • Includes basic information that will not be affected by regulatory updates

Readership

Emergency medicine physicians, medics, medical students, ergonomists, human factors researchers, engineers, system developers, and researchers and students in the area of human response to vibration

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals of motion and biomechanics
    2. Measurement of human response to vibration
    3. Biodynamics of supine humans subjected to vibration and shocks
    4. Discomfort in whole-body vibration
    5. Justification and efficacy of prehospital immobilization systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323901048
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323901031

About the Author

Salam Rahmatalla

Dr. Salam Rahmatalla is a professor of structural mechanics and biomechanics. His research focuses on the positive and negative effects of vibration on humans and structures. Dr. Rahmatalla has authored and coauthored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and participated in many national and international conferences in the area of human response to vibration. His present research interests are: multi-body dynamics, whole body vibration, structural health monitoring, damage detection and human movement. Dr. Rahmatalla is an active member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the area of human response to vibration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pprofessor of Structural Mechanics and Biomechanics, Iowa Technology Institute, The University of Iowa, USA

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