Pre-hospital medicine is becoming a specialty in its own right. Its practitioners deal with the interval between the incident such as accident or disaster and the arrival of the patient in hospital. With contributions from U.K. specialists, this text seeks to deine the specialty and set out its scientiic basis.
- Immediate care in the UK
- Immediate care world-wide
- Basic life support,
- Airway management and ventilation
- Advanced life support
- Vascular access
- Understanding the electrocardiogram
- Cardiac emergencies and much more.
By Ian Greaves, QHS, OStJ FRCP FCEM FIMC RCS(Ed) FRGS, DTM&H DMCC DipMedEd RAMC, Defence Consultant Advisor in Emergency Medicine; Visiting Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Teesside; Consultant in Emergency Medicine, British Army, Middlesborough, UK; Keith Porter, MB BS FRCS FRCS(Ed) FIMC RCS(Ed) FSEM FCEM, Consultant Trauma Surgeon, Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham, UK; Professor of Clinical Traumatology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK and Jason Smith, MB BS MSc MRCP FCEM DipIMC RCS(Ed), Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Navy, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK; Senior Lecturer in Prehospital and Emergency Medicine, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, UK