Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine
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Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine is a supplementary case book with a self directed approach, designed to complement core texts such as Cameron, or Sanders.
The book focuses on the principles of PHC and Retrieval medicine and the continuum of care of the critically injured trauma patient in the field. It is case based and uses real pre-hospital and retrieval situations, presented in question format followed by an extensive discussion highlighting key areas of the specialty. The questions and answers are each 3 – 4 pages in length and most are accompanied by a photo from author archives/real events.
The questions have been divided into those with a predominantly pre-hospital theme and those based around retrieval medicine. A third section covers service development and special situations.
  • Case based using real pre-hospital and retrieval situations
  • Visually assisted format; high level discussion
  • Question format followed by extensive discussion
  • Designed for members of a multidisciplinary team
  • Operationally useful appendices, including recommended equipment lists
  • Covers paediatric patients; major incidents such as chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear; polytrauma; flight physiology; advanced multi-organ support; end of life decisions in the field.

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Publié par
Date de parution 23 décembre 2009
Nombre de lectures 0
EAN13 9780729578844
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 1 Mo

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Table of Contents

Cover image
Dedication
Copyright
Foreword 1
Foreword 2
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the authors
Reviewers
Introduction
CASE 1
CASE 2
CASE 3
CASE 4
CASE 5
CASE 6
Case 7
CASE 8
CASE 9
CASE 10
CASE 11
CASE 12
CASE 13
CASE 14
CASE 15
CASE 16
CASE 17
CASE 18
CASE 19
CASE 20
CASE 21
CASE 22
CASE 23
CASE 24
CASE 25
CASE 26
CASE 27
CASE 28
CASE 29
CASE 30
CASE 31
CASE 32
CASE 33
CASE 34
CASE 35
CASE 36
CASE 37
CASE 38
CASE 39
CASE 40
CASE 41
CASE 42
CASE 43
CASE 44
CASE 45
CASE 46
CASE 47
CASE 48
CASE 49
CASE 50
APPENDIX 1.1
APPENDIX 1.2
APPENDIX 1.3
APPENDIX 1.4
APPENDIX 1.5
APPENDIX 2.1
APPENDIX 2.2
APPENDIX 3
APPENDIX 4
KEY TO CASES
GLOSSARY
Index
Dedication
For Diana, Tomas and Emilia Mel, Chloe and Bridget
Copyright
Churchill Livingstone is an imprint of Elsevier
Elsevier Australia. ACN 001 002 357
(a division of Reed International Books Australia Pty Ltd)
Tower 1, 475 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW 2067
© 2010 Elsevier Australia
This publication is copyright. Except as expressly provided in the Copyright Act 1968 and the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Act 2000, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system or transmitted by any means (including electronic, mechanical, microcopying, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without prior written permission from the publisher.
Every attempt has been made to trace and acknowledge copyright, but in some cases this may not have been possible. The publisher apologises for any accidental infringement and would welcome any information to redress the situation.
This publication has been carefully reviewed and checked to ensure that the content is as accurate and current as possible at time of publication. We would recommend, however, that the reader verify any procedures, treatments, drug dosages or legal content described in this book. Neither the author, the contributors, nor the publisher assume any liability for injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from any error in or omission from this publication.
National Library of Australia Cataloguing-in-Publication Data
Ellis, Daniel.
Cases in pre-hospital and retrieval medicine/Daniel Ellis, Matthew Hooper.
9780729538848 (pbk.)
Includes index.
Emergency physicians--Australia--Study and teaching.
Emergency medicine--Australia--Case studies.
Emergency medicine--Australia--Problems, exercises, etc.
Hooper, Matthew.
616.026
Publisher: Sophie Kaliniecki
Developmental Editor: Sabrina Chew
Publishing Services Manager: Helena Klijn
Editorial Coordinator: Sarah Botros
Edited by Mark Snape
Proofread by Pamela Dunne
Cover and internal design by Toni Darben
Illustrations by Alan Laver
Index by Mei Yen Chua
Typeset by TNQ Books and Journals
Printed in China by China Translation and Printing Services
Foreword 1
Pre-hospital care of the injured and ill is a complex and challenging field of medical endeavour. The breadth of clinical presentations encompasses all fields of trauma and acute internal medicine. Ideally, patients should receive the most advanced care possible at the earliest time, integrated with expedient transport to the most appropriate definitive care facility. The ability to deliver this is resource- and system-dependent with unique modifiers including aircraft and road transport logistics, environmental impacts and integration with other responding emergency services.
In this selection of clinical scenarios, Dan Ellis and Matthew Hooper have provided an extensive insight into the challenges that the pre-hospital and retrieval team faces in urban, regional and rural settings. They have drawn on their experience in civilian and military emergency medical services in UK, Australia and internationally, as well as their passion for teaching a generation of clinicians. Each case takes the reader through the mission with exposure to a wealth of clinical, logistic and problem-solving insights. Indeed, the great strength of this text is its artful blending of evidence-based clinical assessment and management with the operational skills and common sense essential for safe and effective participation in these most difficult environments. The question and discussion format lends itself to integration with a clinician training programme, with current literature references included for further study.
This text integrates knowledge of emergency medicine and critical care with a comprehensive exposure to pre-hospital and retrieval protocols and procedures derived from the authors’ many years of participation in fixed and rotary wing missions. As such, it is a unique and invaluable reference for all pre-hospital and retrieval clinicians and supporting personnel.
Allan MacKillop, FANZCA FFPMANZCA

Chief Medical Officer, CareFlight Group, Queensland, Australia, 12 July 2009
Foreword 2
Experience gained at London HEMS and in aeromedical operations in Australia has given the authors unique exposure and experience in the delivery of pre-hospital and retrieval medicine. Their passion and commitment to this complex arena is obvious to those who have worked with them and distilled in this text for those who have not.
Much is written about the theory of pre-hospital medicine but little is based in real-life scenarios, such as those the authors have faced. This book gives the reader a genuine view of the dilemmas and solutions of every day pre-hospital and retrieval care for both the patient and the clinical team.
The style of the text reflects the authors’ depth of clinical understanding, their enthusiasm for human factors and the need for a team approach. The commentaries and discussions draw on their real-life experiences and are underwritten by well-chosen references.
The best performing units in the world deliver clinical excellence, not because they provide unique treatments or have access to highly technical equipment but because they deliver the most basic of care in a quality-assured manner with exquisite attention to detail. Such care is exactly what this book expounds.
It is with great pleasure that I commend this book to the pre-hospital and retrieval enthusiast from any background.
Gareth Davies, FRCP FFAEM

Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Pre-hospital Care, Medical Director, London HEMS, London, UK, 16 July 2009
Preface
Cases in Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine was conceived in 2005 and has evolved steadily over the ensuing four years into the current case-based format.
Having worked extensively in the pre-hospital and retrieval environments of Australasia and the United Kingdom and studied for many exams, including those for pre-hospital medicine, we felt that while several textbooks covered the relevant material, none had presented it in such a ‘user friendly’ case-based format. We felt this particular format would allow readers to become more immersed in the unpredictable and challenging pre-hospital and retrieval environments. In addition, we believed it would encourage the sort of lateral thinking required to provide safe, effective and high-level clinical care in such situations.
This book is not a replacement for any of the existing pre-hospital and retrieval texts; rather it is a complement to them. It provides an opportunity to consolidate the many disparate themes of this developing specialty and tie them together in a realistic, recognisable format that has a beginning, middle and end. The discussion presented for each case is not intended to provide a definitive review. Instead, reflection on personal experience and discussion with colleagues is recommended as there may be regional variation in several areas. When used in this way, we hope to have provided a valuable tool for teaching and learning that will appeal to a wide audience.
Both pre-hospital and retrieval medicine are sufficiently distinct from other critical care medical specialties to warrant consideration for independent specialty recognition. Whilst we believe that both fields of practice have enough in common to allow a single area of specialty to develop over time, we have maintained an arbitrary divide between the sections of the book to reflect that some clinicians are involved only in pre-hospital care and others only in medical retrieval. A third section for service development is aimed at highlighting the importance of crew resource management and the developing area of clinical coordination as well as covering medical tasks that are currently on the fringe of pre-hospital and retrieval medicine, but which we believe are integral to the specialty.
This is not a textbook for the latest management of emergency medical pathophysiology in itself, nor will it turn the reader into a trauma, intensive care, major incident or extrication specialist. Rather, we have used real emergency medical issues to highlight the role of the pre-hospital and retrieval specialist. This specialist must operate in a complex environment where approaching the scene, liaising with other emergency personnel and maintaining dynamic situational awareness can be at least as important as providing timely and high-level medical interventions.
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