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Title Aeromedical Evacuation : Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients / William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors
Edition Second edition
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (425 pages)
Contents Introduction -- Aeromedical Evacuation: A Historical Perspective -- Military Casualty Evacuation: MEDEVAC -- Civilian Air Medical Transport -- Aircraft Considerations for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Preparation for Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation -- Aeromedical Patient Staging -- Military Aeromedical Evacuation Nursing -- Critical-Care Air Transport: Patient Flight Physiology and Organizational Considerations -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Abdominal, Genitourinary, and Soft Tissue Injuries -- Orthopedic Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of the Neurosurgical Patient -- Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Patients -- Care of Ophthalmic Casualties -- Peripheral Vascular Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Cardiothoracic Casualties -- Burn Casualties -- Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation -- Medical Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Contagious Infections -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Obstetric and Gynecological Patients -- Overview of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Psychiatric Casualties
Summary Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. For each medical condition, important topics are addressed such as conditions needed to be met before transportation, special concerns, supplies and needs of the specific patients and possible in-flight emergencies and their appropriated treatment. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, Aeromedical Evacuation: Management of the Acute and Stabilized Patient, Second Edition is a must-have reference for a whole new generation of military flight surgeons and flight nurses responsible for aeromedical evacuation of casualties as well as civilian physicians and nurses involved in air transport of ill and post-operative patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 12, 2019)
Subject Airplane ambulances
Emergency medical services
Air Ambulances
Airplane ambulances.
Emergency medical services.
Form Electronic book
Author Beninati, William, editor
Hurd, William W., editor
ISBN 3030159035