About this Book
- Two titles from the best-selling Oxford Medical Handbook series available together in this great value pack
- Provides rapid access to essential patient management information for use in all clinical settings
- Assists readers in unfamiliar territory and is an aide-memoire for the basics
- Extensively illustrated with diagrams and photographs
The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition and the Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care are bundled together in a pack that represents excellent value for money. The combination of two practical handbooks presents a package essential to every doctor with an interest in emergency medicine and pre-hospital care.
Fully revised and updated, the fourth edition of theOxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide.
Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, and written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up-to-date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. Following the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs, and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.
The Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care provides the reader with authoritative, evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. It is designed to provide information for all immediate care practitioners including doctors, paramedics, emergency care practitioners, nurses, and voluntary aid society members. The Oxford Handbook format and size make its content readily accessible and it can be carried easily in jackets or other personal protective clothing.
Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporates national and international guidelines and protocols where available and reflects contemporary best practice. Topics include scene safety, personal protective equipment, basic and advanced life support, head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal and pelvic injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, mass gathering incidents, major incidents, burns, and all other related problems.
The authors have broad experience in pre-hospital care including civilian and
military practice in various fields such as medical emergencies, road traffic
collisions, entrapments, ballistic trauma, and major incidents. This is the
essential quick-reference guide to pre-hospital medicine.
Readership: Aimed primarily at junior doctors and specialty trainees in emergency medicine and pre-hospital/immediate care practitioners, this pack will also serve as a useful reference for doctors, emergency care practitioners, paramedics, nurses and voluntary aid society members, clinical medical students, and general practitioners. It is also recommended reading for postgraduate examinations in emergency medicine.
Review(s) from previous edition
"Oxford Handbook of Prehospital Care: ...a concise book which is targeted directly to our profession...this one book is directly focused on the workings of the medic outside of a hospital environment. Just what you need out on the road, when you never know what the next emergency will be. - Jeff Pittman, Paramedic.
"This handy and superbly presented pocket sized book is ideal for quick reference providing essential information on the immediate care setting. The authors are of unquestionable experience in the field of emergency medicine and...the book is both comprehensive and concise...[it] must surely become an essential piece of kit for all pre-hospital care practitioners, replacing the bulky American books which have dominated the market." - Accident and Emergency Nursing
"A useful reference for those involved in prehospital care of patients...this book addresses many areas of prehospital care and is thorough in what it covers." - Krista G. Handyside, MD, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
"Having recently purchased the new Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine, I would like to say that it is an excellent update. As a Specialist Registrar . . . I am involved in training all new A&E doctors and will recommend this book highly." - Dr Reshad Khodabocus, St James's Hospital, Leeds, July 2005
"The 1st edition (published 1999) has become the "Bible" of Emergency care for many practitioners working in this field - Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics etc... I used it throughout my Specialist Registrar training as both an "on the spot" diagnostic tool but also as a reference aid for my FRCS and FFAEM. There's a lot more in it than you think! The second edition has built on and consolidated all that was good in the 1st edition but added some new sections and expanded others. It includes up to date information and references... I would not only recommend but also INSIST that all practitioners... in emergency care read and used this handbook. It would also be useful to Doctors in almost all specialties including General Practice, General Surgery and General Medicine." - Medical Defence Union
"...an essential book of reference...[and] an indispensable tool and survival guide to anyone working within emergency medicine...[it should be] accessible and in easy reach of all staff working within the emergency department." - Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal
"...this book is a must-have for anyone wanting to become the next doctor to ride in the shiny red HEMS helicopter on his/her way to an emergency...Stimulating reading for anyone interested in emergency medicine." - MAD (Barts and the London Med Student Journal)
Table of Contents
Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition
1: General approach
2: Life-threatening emergencies
5: Infectious diseases
6: Environmental emergencies
7: Analgesia and anaesthesia
8: Major trauma
9: Wounds, fractures, orthopaedics
12: Ear, nose, and throat
13: Obstetrics and gynaecology
15: Paediatric emergencies
Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care
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
Jonathan P. Wyatt, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Forensic Physician, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK,Robin N. Illingworth, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK, Colin A. Graham, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China,Kerstin Hogg, Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, University of Manchester, UK, Ian Greaves, Academic Department of Emergency Medicine, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK, and Keith Porter, Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK
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 and 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.