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ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine

ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine

By: Jonathan Hulme (editor), Adam Low (editor)Paperback

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ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine provides the key information required to help health care professionals involved in the movement of critically ill patients to do so safely, correctly and with confidence. Beginning with the practical and clinical considerations to be taken into account during patient transfer and an overview of transfer equipment, it then addresses pharmacological aspects of patient transfer, the roles and responsibilities of the transfer team, and the requirements of neonatal, paediatric and specialist transfers. Mapped against the syllabus for the Diploma of Retrieval and Transfer Medicine (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), it has been developed as a core resource for the diploma whilst providing an invaluable resource for any healthcare professional involved in the transfer of critically ill patients including anaesthetists, intensivists, nurses from ICU/ED and paramedics. It also includes frameworks for radiology and arterial blood gas interpretation, guidance on patient triage, transfer checklists and equipment checklists, and a summary of the relevant national guidelines. From a multidisciplinary international author team, this new addition to the ABC series is a useful resource for all health care professionals involved in the transfer of patients. It is relevant to anaesthetists, intensivists, paramedics, critical care and emergency department nursing staff who are required to take part in intra and inter hospital transfers.

About Author

Adam Low, Specialist Registrar in Anaesthetics, West Midlands Deanery, West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) Team, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT), UK; AMREF Flying Doctors, Kenya Jonathan Hulme, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Birmingham; West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Medical Emergency Response Incident Team (MERIT); Medical Director, West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation & Emergency (CARE) Team; Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) BASICS, UK


Contributors ix Preface xiii List of Abbreviations xv 1 Introduction 1A. Low and J. Hulme SECTION 1 PHYSIOLOGY OF TRANSFER MEDICINE 3 2 Acceleration Deceleration and Vibration 5M. Sheils and C. Hore 3 Environmental Exposure and Noise 9P. Paal and M. Helm 4 Altitude Physiology 13Y. Wimalasena and C. Duncan SECTION 2 CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS 19 5 Resuscitation and Stabilisation 21C. Reid and K. Habig 6 Patient Packaging and Nursing Care 28C. Small and F. Clarke 7 Mode of Transport 31A. Cadamy and T. Martin 8 International Repatriations 36B. Vadera 9 Critical Incidents 39J.M. Droogh and J.G. Zijlstra SECTION 3 TRANSFER EQUIPMENT 43 10 Electrical Supply and Batteries 45G. Roberts and J. Hulme 11 Transport Ventilators and Medical Gas Supply 47J. Bingham 12 Monitoring 51A. Corfield and S. Hearns 13 Drug Delivery 54J. Cuell and M. McCabe 14 Near Patient Testing and Imaging 58A. Low and T. Harris 15 Haemorrhage Control and Splinting 63A. Hughes and A.Weaver 16 Stretchers Incubators and Vacuum Mattresses 70H. Bawdon and M.Ward 17 Personal Protective Equipment 73C. Bosanko and S. Hepburn 18 Communication and Navigation 77I. Locke SECTION 4 PHARMACOLOGY OF TRANSFER MEDICINE 81 19 Routes of Administration 83T. Nutbeam and R. Fenwick 20 Pre-hospital Sedation and Analgesia 88J. Hulme 21 Sedation and Neuromuscular Blockers 92E. Joynes and B. Munford 22 Inotropes and Vasopressors 96A. Fergusson and R. Tipping 23 Specialist Pharmacology: Haemostatics and Uterotonics 100P. Morgan and D. Lockey SECTION 5 THE TRANSFER TEAM 105 24 Managing and Leading a Transfer 107D. Ellis and S. Mazur 25 Teamwork and Communication 111C. McQueen and K.Thies 26 Non-technical Skills and Sources of Error 115C. McQueen and M. Horton 27 Standard Operating Procedures Checklists and Documentation 119S. Sollid and O. Uleberg 28 Audit Medicolegal and Ethical Aspects of Transfer Medicine 122G. Evetts S. Cox and R. Tipping 29 Training for Transfers 126J.Warwick and D. Quayle SECTION 6 NEONATAL AND PAEDIATRIC TRANSFERS 131 30 Anatomical and Physiological Considerations 133S. Revana 31 Neonatal Medical Transfers 137Lesley Jackson 32 Paediatric Medical Retrievals 142|S. Ray and E. Polke 33 Paediatric Trauma Retrievals 146Mary Montgomery 34 Additional Considerations 152H. McNeilly and J. Hegarty SECTION 7 SPECIALIST TRANSFERS 155 35 Head & Spinal Injuries 157R. Protheroe and F. Lecky 36 Burns 160T. Muehlberger M. Bueschges and C. Ottoman 37 Polytrauma and Military Retrievals 164D. Keene and O. Bartells 38 Obstetric Transfers 169H. Simpson 39 Cardiac Transfers 174C.Westrope and C. Harvey 40 Contagious Patients 178R. MacDonald 41 Bariatric Patients 183Z. Dempsey and M. Ross 42 Acute Behavioural Disturbances 187M. Le Cong 43 Considerations Regarding Organ Donation 190Anders Aneman andWilliam O'Regan Appendix 1 Framework for Radiology Interpretation 193 Appendix 2 Framework for Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases 194 Appendix 3 Example of a Triage Sieve 195 Appendix 4 Example of a Transfer Checklist 196 Appendix 5 Example of Equipment Inventory 197 Appendix 6 Summary of useful National Guidelines 201 Index 203

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118719756
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781118719756
  • weight: 646
  • ISBN10: 1118719751

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