This is a comprehensive handbook that covers all aspects of the assessment and management of patients in the resuscitation room of an Emergency Department. It is aimed at an array of different specialists, covering a range of experiences, and is presented in a logical and easily referenced format. A Resuscitation Room Guide provides practical guidance and background information on the initial care of the acutely ill patient when they first arrive at hospital. Basic principles of safe practice are emphasised, and relevant details for a wide range of emergency conditions are easily accessed. Descriptions of equipment and practical procedures are given along with the purpose and interpretation of tests and investigations. This book will undoubtedly act as a valuable reference tool for staff who are routinely involved with the care of patients in a resuscitation situation, and will be an essential guide for newly qualified doctors working in the Accident and Emergency department.
Mr Ashis Banerjee has been a consultant in emergency medicine in London for 13 years, having trained in the West Midlands. He is an examiner for London University, the General Medical Council, the College of Emergency Medicine, and the Intercollegiate MRCS for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is an honorary senior lecturer at University College London Medical School and Regional Academic Adviser (North-East Thames) for the College of Emergency Medicine. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries and holds the Freedom of the City of London. He has been actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and with postgraduate nursing education for over a decade. Dr Chris Hargreaves qualified from St Marys Hospital 1982. After initial training in anaesthesia, he obtained MRCP in acute medical posts before returning to anaesthesia and Intensive Care training at Kings College, The Royal London, UCH and The Middlesex Hospitals. He was appointed as Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in 1994 at the Whittington. He has overseen expansion of critical care services which have recently relocated to a new unit adjacent to the busy Emergency Department. He is the lead consultant for the tracheostomy team and nutrition team and also has an interest in safety and risk management.
1. Resuscitation Room Organization ; 2. Basic Principles of Resuscitation ; 3. Team Approach to Resuscitation ; 4. Cardiac Arrest and Peri-arrest Management ; 5. Airway and Breathing Management ; 6. Circulation Management ; 7. Trauma ; 8. Burns ; 9. Neurological Resuscitation and Management ; 10. Renal, Endocrine and Metabolic Management ; 11. Toxicology ; 12. Gastrointestinal and Gynaecological Resuscitation ; 13. Sepsis ; Contact Addresses