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Title The trauma care pre-hospital manual / edited by Ian Greaves, Keith Porter
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2018
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Abbreviations and acronyms; Contributors; Chapter 1: Trauma: A global perspective; Introduction; The big picture; Climate change and energy use; Global burden of trauma; Natural disasters; Man-made disasters; War; Treatment of war wounds; Terrorism; Organised crime and civilian violence; Globalisation, trauma systems and education; Summary; References; Chapter 2: Safety; Introduction; Getting to the scene safely; The Safety 123; S -- Standards; A -- Awareness; F -- Follow the 123; 1 -- Self; 2 -- Scene
3 -- PatientE- Evaluation and re-evaluation; Transmission of infection; Occupational exposure to blood-borne pathogens; Personal protective equipment; Sharps management; Equipment and Drug Safety; Pre-deployment checklists; Helicopter safety; Specific hazards; Weather; Motorways; Rail incidents; Fires; Chemical Incidents; Water; Acts of aggression; Post-incident debriefing; Summary; References; Chapter 3: The incident scene; Introduction; Preparation and response; Taking the call and setting out; The approach; The patient; Why making diagnoses is difficult in pre-hospital care
Chapter 6: The primary surveyIntroduction; The Initial Approach; -- Catastrophic haemorrhage; A -- Airway (with cervical spine control); B -- Breathing; Inspection; Palpation; Percussion; Auscultation; C -- Circulation; D -- Disability; E -- Exposure and environment; Timelines; Summary; References; Chapter 7: Catastrophic haemorrhage; Introduction; Control of bleeding; Control of extremity bleeding; Control of junctional bleeding; Control of internal bleeding; Haemorrhage control techniques; Direct pressure; Haemostatic dressings; Factor concentrators; Procoagulant supplementers
Communicating en route to hospitalCommunication on arrival at the receiving unit; After an Incident; Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP); Summary; Further reading; Chapter 5: Mechanism of injury; Introduction; Pathophysiology; The physics of energy transfer; Kinetic energy and blunt trauma; Types of incident; Vehicle occupant collisions; Pedestrian collisions; Falls from a height; Blunt injuries by region; Blast injury; Kinetic injury and penetrating trauma; Non-projectile penetrating injury; Use of mechanism of injury; Summary; References
Principles of scene managementUndertaking the consultation; Manipulating the environment; Vehicle accidents and entrapment; Photography; Egress and triage; En route to hospital; Clinical notes; Summary; Chapter 4: Communication in pre-hospital care; Introduction; Communication and responding to the trauma call; Communication on arrival at a scene; Initial communication on scene; Radio voice procedure; The use of crew resource management (CRM) and on-scene communication; What is CRM?; Concepts of CRM; Methods of communicating on scene; Airwave; Mobile telephones; Communicating care on scene
Summary This new book provides evidence based guidelines for the immediate clinical management of major trauma. It has been written by clinicians with many years of trauma experience, and endorsed as authoritative by Trauma Care (UK)The UK now has highly effective trauma systems. Clinical developments include the introduction of damage control resuscitation, tranexamic acid, blood product resuscitation, novel hybrid resuscitation and an emphasis on the control of major external haemorrhage as part of a new ABCDE approach. Consequently, more individuals with major trauma are surviving than ever before. Optimal pre-hospital care is essential for improved survival rates and reduced morbidity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 19, 2018)
Subject Advanced Trauma Life Support Care.
Wounds and Injuries -- therapy.
Wounds and injuries -- Nursing.
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Wounds and injuries -- Nursing.
United Kingdom.
Form Electronic book
Author Greaves, Ian, editor.
Porter, Keith M., editor.
ISBN 131521282X