Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care
OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PRE-HOSPITAL CARE
The Oxford Handbook of Pre-hospital Medicine provides the reader with evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition, and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporated national and international guidelines and protocols where available, and reflects contemporary best practice. This handbook includes all medical and trauma conditions that are regularly encountered in an immediate care setting.
1. An approach to pre-hospital care
2. Acute medical and surgical problems
5. Analgesia and anaesthesia
6. Poisoning and substance abuse
7. Acute psychiatric emergencies
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
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.