The Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Care provides the reader with authoritative, evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. It is designed to provide information for all immediate care practitioners including doctors, paramedics, emergency care practitioners, nurses and voluntary aid society members. The Oxford Handbook format and its pocket size make its content readily accessible and it can be carried easily in
jackets or other personal protective clothing.
Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporates national and international guidelines and protocols where available and reflects contemporary best practice. Topics include scene safety, personal protective equipment, basic and advanced life support, head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal and pelvic injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, mass
gathering incidents, major incidents, burns and related problems.
The authors have broad experience in pre-hospital care including civilian and military practice in various fields including medical emergencies, road traffic collisions, entrapments, ballistic trauma and major incidents. This is the essential quick-reference guide to pre-hospital medicine!
Keith Porter is a Consultant Trauma Surgeon and an Immediate Care Practitioner. Qualifying originally in London but doing much of his higher surgical training in the West Midlands, he was originally appointed Consultant Trauma Surgeon at the Birmingham Accident Hospital in 1986. With changes in hospital practice he is now Senior Trauma Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. He is also an active immediate care practitioner working both in urban practice in Birmingham and also in rural practice in Hereford & Worcester. He is the Medical Director of the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation (CARE) team and actively involved in both the delivery of pre-hospital care and education within the region. Ian Greaves qualified at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 1986. He trained in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine, joined the British Army and was appointed Consultant in 1997. He was appointed to Visiting Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Teesside in 2002. He is author or editor of several books and numerous chapters and papers on Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Pre-hospital Care. He is Chairman of the Research Committee, Member of the Speciality Advisory Board and Member of the Management Board of the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care.
1. An approach to pre-hospital care ; 2. Acute medical and surgical problems ; 3. Trauma ; 4. Formulary ; 5. Analgesia and anaesthesia ; 6. Poisoning and substance abuse ; 7. Acute psychiatric emergencies ; 8. Paediatrics ; 9. The hostile environment ; 10. Major incident management and triage ; 11. Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents ; 12. Emergency obstetrics and gynaecology ; 13. Patient rescue and transportation ; 14. Sporting events and mass gatherings