Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach at the Scene
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405187573
Category: Medical
Page: 181
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Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group’s internationally taught training for health care professionals responding to major incidents. The practical approach employed in MIMMS has proved an invaluable aid to both civilian and military doctors, nurses and paramedics working in disaster management worldwide. The third edition has been fully revised to make MIMMS appropriate for the 21st century, with greater emphasis on human factors, a more structured approach to medical management, and new chapters on: Hazardous materials Incidents involving large numbers of children Management of a major incident with multiple burn casualties Mass gatherings Natural disasters There are also revised appendices covering responsibility for the dead, radio use, and voice procedures, and what to do beyond the immediate situation. Covering all eventualities in medical management during major incidents, MIMMS provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all who are involved in this aspect of emergency medicine.

Major Incident Medical Management and Support

The Practical Approach in the Hospital
Author: Advanced Life Support Group
Publisher: BMJ Books
ISBN: 0470757396
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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This is the course book for a new ALSG course on preparation for and medical management of major incidents within the hospital. It will be a companion volume to MIMMS, which deals with the prehospital situation, and will meet an ever increasing need as natural and other disasters affect hospital staff and administrators. The course aims to provide a systematic approach for all personnel who would be involved in managing a major incident in the hospital. This title is now available for the PDA, powered by Skyscape - to buy your copy Click here

Cases in Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine


Author: Dan Ellis,Matthew Hooper
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578844
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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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.

Medical Response to Major Incidents and Disasters

A Practical Guide for All Medical Staff
Author: Sten Lennquist
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642218946
Category: Medical
Page: 412
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This book, written by members of the core faculty responsible for European courses on Medical Response to Major Incidents (MRMI), is a practical guide for all medical staff on how to respond to a wide range of disaster scenarios. The entire spectrum of knowledge is covered, from command and coordination through to the management of individual casualties. Central importance is attached to the key component of decision making by explaining what needs to be done for patients in particular situations and the required order and timing of treatment measures. Simplified methods receive due attention, as it is often necessary for medical staff to administer primary treatment outside of their own specialty. This book will prove an invaluable aid to all who may be involved in the response to major accidents and disasters, including medical and nursing students, ambulance crew, and military personnel as well as medical specialists.

Verbrennungen

Diagnose, Therapie und Rehabilitation des thermischen Traumas
Author: Lars-Peter Kamolz,David N. Herndon,Marc G. Jeschke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 321179896X
Category: Medical
Page: 251
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Verbrennungen kommen häufig vor, meist als Folge eines Unfalls. Manche Wunden heilen spontan, andere müssen in einem Brandverletzten-Zentrum versorgt werden. Dieses Kompendium bietet einen schnellen Überblick über den aktuellen Wissensstand zur Diagnose und Therapie von Verbrennungen. Erstversorgung, Flächen- und Tiefenbestimmung, chirurgische Versorgung, Haut und Hautersatz sind nur eine kleine Auswahl der behandelten Themen. Das Buch richtet sich an alle Berufsgruppen, die Verbrennungen behandeln, ob als Notarzt, Chirurg oder Pflegekraft.

Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics


Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729579824
Category: Medical
Page: 1494
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Emergency and Trauma Care is written for Australian emergency care providers including paramedics, emergency nurses, pre-hospital care providers, nurse practitioners, general practice nurses and allied health practitioners including occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are caring for trauma patients. This book follows the patient journey from pre-hospital to definitive care. Using a body systems approach, each chapter provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of adult and paediatric emergencies. Implications for clinical practice is supported by chapters of professional practice, clinical skills, research, evidence-based practice, and legal, ethical and cultural issues. Clinical assessment, physiology, management and rationale for intervention of common and not so common emergency presentations are provided, with each chapter providing clear and relevant examples for both Paramedics and Nurses. Emergency and Trauma Care brings together a team of highly respected clinical practitioners and academics to deliver the most up-to-date text dealing with the practical procedures and evidence experienced by emergency and trauma care providers every day. Chapter 2 Pre-hospital care overview in Australia and NZ Chapter 10 Scene assessment, management and rescue Chapter 11 Pre-Hospital Clinical Reasoning, Triage and Communication Pre-hospital and emergency nursing considerations included in all relevant chapters Chapter 5 Cultural Considerations in Emergency Care addresses cultural diversity, beliefs and values and focuses on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Maori health Chapter 19 Resuscitation includes advanced life support, airway management and incorporates the 2010 Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines Chapter 37 People with disabilities provides assessment, examination and communication strategies for working with clients with intellectual and physical disabilities Section 5 focuses on examination and communication strategies for working with unique population groups, including the elderly, disabled, obstetric and paediatric patients Section 6 details major trauma assessment and management, blast injury, and trauma to specific body regions Essentials outline the main points addressed in each chapter Practice tips assist with communication skills, procedures and assessment Case studies supported by questions throughout Summaries and Key points, review questions, web links and references provide for consolidation and further research. Evolve resources include Power point slides, 30 additional Case studies, image bank, web links Three paramedic specific chapters (including scene assessment and management)

Emergency Medicine

The Principles of Practice
Author: Gordian W. O. Fulde
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729578763
Category: Medical
Page: 650
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Emergency Medicine: The principles of practice, 5th edition is a practical guide to assist doctors and other health professionals with patients presenting with acute problems. With contributions from over 60 eminent emergency physicians, doctors and other health professionals, the book provides the most up-to-date coverage of treatment and management in acute medical care including resuscitation, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and further care. Emergency Medicine, 5th edition contains essential information and provides a quick reference tool for emergency physicians, hospital residents, paramedics, ambulance officers, nurses and general practitioners, as well as students of these disciplines. Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations. Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice. Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs. Practical rapid reference appendix. Detailed glossary and index. Expanded coverage of ultrasound in emergency medicine New BLS/ALS guidelines Expanded coverage of administration and management New material on envenomation and psychiatry New chapter on rural, indigenous and remote emergencies New chapter on advanced nursing roles New chapter on students guide to the emergency term New chapter structure design to minimize repetition; reorganized hierarchy to highlight important information; pearls & pitfalls in boxed out sections integrated throughout text; differential diagnosis summary tables and flow diagrams at the end of each chapter

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book


Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Lindsay Murray,Anthony F. T. Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070204931X
Category: Medical
Page: 1048
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A major postgraduate textbook in emergency medicine, covering all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Chapters are short and concise, with key point boxes (called "Essentials") at the beginning. Also has boxes featuring controversial areas of treatment. Practical and clinically orientated. Major changes to resuscitation guidelines. Complete rewriting of ENT section. Significant updating of following topics - acute coronary syndrome management, trauma, sepsis management, imaging, arrhythmias. Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety. Changes to drug overdose sections in toxicology section.

Disaster Rules


Author: Rob Russell,Timothy J. Hodgetts,Peter F. Mahoney,Nicholas Castle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444329707
Category: Medical
Page: 176
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The 80 rules you need to prepare for action in a medical disaster Here are 80 disaster management rules to reflect on, remember and follow in the immediate aftermath of an incident involving mass casualties. Each rule is a single-page long, providing the essential information to inform the most common critical decisions you will have to make in either a civilian or military environment. Written by clinicians with deep clinical and operational experience, these rules are concise evidence-based guidelines for all medical personnel dealing with disasters at the scene or in hospital. Based on the Major Incident Medical Management and Support system widely adopted in the UK, mainland Europe, Australasia and NATO, they are both authoritative and effective.

Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia E-Book


Author: Alan R. Aitkenhead,Jonathan Thompson,David J. Rowbotham,Iain Moppett
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702051128
Category: Medical
Page: 868
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Textbook of Anaesthesia has become the book of choice for trainee anaesthetists begining their career in the specialty. It is highly suitable for part 1 of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and similar examinations. It is also a practical guide for all anaesthetists and other health care professionals involved in the perioperative period.

Pocketbook of Emergency Care E-Book

A Quick Reference Guide for Paramedics
Author: Colonel Timothy J Hodgetts,Malcolm Woollard,Ian Greaves,Keith Porter,Chris Wright
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702049336
Category: Medical
Page: 520
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The Pocketbook of Emergency Care is the first text designed for use by the professional paramedic at the roadside. The contents are formatted to be easily accessible when specific informatoin is required in an emergency situation. Although arimed at paramedics it is a useful, practical handbook for emergency medical technicians, advanced first aiders, combat medical technicians and practitioners of emergency medical care in remote and rural environments. The book covers the immediate management of acute medical emergencies, major trauma, minor injuries and environmental problems as well as covering the interaction with other emergency services and coping with major incidents. The Pocketbook is an up-to-date synopsis of pre-hospital emergency medicine and includes the most recent European Resuscitation Council algorithms along with recent military medical advances in the management of major trauma patients. The text is based on the popular Emergency Care Textbook for Paramedics, also published by Saunders Elsevier, which can be used as a reference text in conjunction with the Pocketbook. • essential guidelines for paramedic practice • presented in at-a-glance format for quick reference • illustrated • flexicover for durability

Conflict And Health


Author: Natasha Howard,Egbert Sondorp
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335243800
Category: Medical
Page: 226
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This introductory text is perfect for students new to the specialised area of the theoretical constructs underlying health and humanitarian work.

NHS Jargon Explained


Author: Tony White
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846194695
Category: Medical
Page: 136
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Why is TALOIA bandied about in clinics and on wards? Who - or what - is DAN? If someone mentioned Practice Based Commissioning or the Standardised Mortality Ratio, would you understand what they meant? Like any specialised area, the NHS generates clouds of terms, acronyms and shorthand vital for those in the know but virtually impenetrable to outsiders or those new to healthcare. New acronyms or the jargon of areas outside their immediate expertise can be utterly baffling even to old hands. This book brings together an up-to-date, clearly explained glossary of specialised terminology and acronyms used at all levels of the NHS, from primary care surgeries to hospital wards, admin departments to executive boardrooms. It is essential reading for workers in the NHS at all levels, including managers, administrators and clinical professionals, and for managers and staff at commercial companies working with the NHS. Specialty registrars and consultants can also find this information, and much more, in The Doctor's Handbook Parts 1 and 2, by the same author. NHS Jargon Explained will also be of interest to campaigners, patient interest groups, researchers and journalists, and patients and their relatives may also find it useful and enlightening!

How to Get a Specialty Training Post

The Insider's Guide
Author: Danny C. G. Lim
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019959080X
Category: Medical
Page: 193
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Each year, thousands of junior doctors apply for highly competitive training jobs in a variety of specialties. Obtaining a training job can be a difficult and stressful process, with some specialties attracting 40 applicants per post. This book helps doctors to improve their chances of getting that highly sought-after post. It is a wide-ranging, accessible guide to the application process, covering every step, from online application to the selection panel. It includes essential tips on career development, interview technique, and specialty-specific advice.

Hot Zone

Ebola, das tödliche Virus
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426434571
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 368
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Richard Prestons populärwissenschaftlicher Tatsachen-Thriller liest sich spannender als jeder Horror-Roman. Preston berichtet darin über die ersten Infektionen mit dem Ebola-Virus vor über vierzig Jahren. Sein Tatsachenthriller von 1998 ist immer noch hochaktuell, wie die schreckliche Ebola-Epidemie in Zentralafrika gerade zeigt. Ebola gehört zu den gefährlichsten Killerviren. Diese aus dem Afrikanischen Regenwald stammenden sogenannten „Filoviren“, können einen Menschen auf grausamste Art und Weise töten. Das Virus löst innerhalb weniger Tage die inneren Organe auf, und der Erkrankte verblutet von innen. Das Virus ist zudem extrem ansteckend, und weltweit gibt es immer noch kein wirksames Heilmittel dagegen. Deshalb ist es nicht auszuschließen, dass die Menschheit eines Tages einer Seuche wie Ebola erliegen könnte. Preston schildert, wie der Ebola-Erreger über Affen, die für medizinische Versuche importiert wurden, schließlich nach Amerika kommt. In einem kleinen Labor in Reston, USA, verbreitet er Angst und Schrecken. Als sich die Seuche unter den im Quarantänelager zusammengepferchten Affen ausbreitet, rufen die Betreiber der Anlage die Gesundheitsbehörden zu Hilfe. Bald müssen die Wissenschaftler feststellen, dass sich das Virus inzwischen nicht nur durch Kontakt, sondern auch durch die Luft verbreiten kann.

BMJ

British Medical Journal
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing - E-Book


Author: Doug Elliott,Leanne Aitken,Wendy Chaboyer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729580687
Category: Medical
Page: 836
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A revised new edition of this comprehensive critical care nursing text, developed with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). This second edition of ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing has been fully revised and updated for critical care nurses and students in Australia and New Zealand. As well as featuring the most recent critical care research data, current clinical practice, policies, procedures and guidelines specific to Australia and New Zealand, this new edition offers new and expanded chapters and case studies. The ultimate guide for critical care nurses and nursing students alike, ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e has been developed in conjunction with the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). As with the first edition, the text in ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e reflects the expertise of ACCCN's highly-qualified team of local and international critical care nursing academics and clinicians. This authoritative nursing resource takes a patient-centred approach, encouraging practising critical care nurses and students to develop effective, high-quality critical care nursing practice. ACCCN's Critical Care Nursing 2e outlines the scope of critical care nursing, before detailing the core components and specialty aspects of critical care nursing, such as intensive care, emergency nursing, cardiac nursing, neuroscience nursing and acute care. Specific clinical conditions such as emergency presentations, trauma, resuscitation, and organ donation are featured to explore some of the more complex or unique aspects of specialty critical care nursing practice. expanded chapters for cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological content new chapters on Quality and Safety; Recovery and Rehabilitation; Psychological care; and Obstetric emergencies new case studies elaborate on relevant care issues critiques of recent research publications explore related topics practice tips highlight areas of care particularly relevant to daily clinical practice learning activities support knowledge, reflective learning and understanding