- This book addresses the need for a quick reference source to refresh one's memory both before the arrival of the patient and to guide ongoing care
- Allows easy access to National Guidelines
- Encourages recognition and familiarisation with key pieces of equipment by including illustrations
- A portable, practical, and accessible handbook for use in the resuscitation room
This is a comprehensive handbook that covers all aspects of the assessment
and management of patients in the resuscitation room of an Emergency Department.
It is aimed at an array of different specialists, covering a range of experiences,
and is presented in a logical and easily referenced format. A Resuscitation
Room Guide provides practical guidance and background information on the initial
care of the acutely ill patient when they first arrive at hospital. Basic principles
of safe practice are emphasised, and relevant details for a wide range of emergency
conditions are easily accessed. Descriptions of equipment and practical procedures
are given along with the purpose and interpretation of tests and investigations.
This book will undoubtedly act as a valuable reference tool for staff who are routinely involved with the care of patients in a resuscitation situation, and will be an essential guide for newly qualified doctors working in the Accident and Emergency department.
Readership: This handbook will provide junior doctors with the practical and clinical guidance they need to cope with on-call emergencies that may be seen in the resuscitation room, as well as specific ward-based problems that may occur. It will also be of interest to the nursing staff in emergency departments, intensive care units, and critical care outreach teams, and medical students interested in learning more about the practical management of patients.
Authors, editors, and contributors
Ashis Banerjee, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and Chris Hargreaves, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & Anaesthesia, Director of ICU, The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust