The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to this growing field for all health professionals involved in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients.
Covering the practice of acute, emergency and critical care medicine in the transport environment, this handbook provides the practical guidance and clinical knowledge to enable medical practitioners to function independently in highly variable and resource limited environments with acutely unwell, unstable and often clinically undifferentiated patients over long durations. Closely mapped to the Royal College of Surgeons syllabus on retrieval and transfer medicine, this title comprehensively covers all aspects of retrieval medicine, from basic flight physiology to more complex retrievals and common pitfalls.
Authored by an authoritative, international team of expert editors and specialist authors, this clinically focused text is complemented by a range of checklists and reference tools for practical and accessible use in the field. These deliver core information for use in the primary retrieval setting, allowing the retreivalist to structure their approach to a crisis and correct the problem with suggested interventions. Topics include retrieval systems and coordination, crisis resource management, shock, and a range of chapters focusing on responding to specific areas of medicine when encountered in the retrieval environment, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynaecology.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 4.00(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Charlotte Evans, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Adult Retrieval Victoria, Melbourne, Australia,Anne Creaton, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Fiji National University,Marcus Kennedy, Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, and Adult Retrieval Victoria, Australia,Terry Martin, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and Medical Director, Capital Air Ambulance, Exeter, UK
Dr Charlotte Evans is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Southern Health, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Anne Weaver is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Care and Lead Clinician for Pre-Hospital Care at Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London. She is also Lead Clinician for London HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service), UK.
Dr Anne Creaton is a Retrieval Physician & Clinical Coordinator at Adult Retrieval Victoria; an Emergency Physician at Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne; and a Senior Lecturer at Monash University, Australia.
Dr Marcus Kennedy is the Director of Adult Retrieval Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Table of Contents
1. Retrieval systems
3. Retrieval coordination
4. The retrieval environment
5. Retrieval platforms
6. Equipment and monitoring
7. Crisis resource management
8. Respiratory support
12. Neurology and neurosurgery
13. Obstetrics and gynaecology
14. Behavioural disturbances
15. Bariatric retrieval
16. Primary retrieval
18. Neonatal retrieval
19. Paediatric retrieval
20. Specialised retrieval systems