Retrieval Medicine Handbook

Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine

Dr. Charlotte Evans, Associate Professor Anne Creaton, Dr. Marcus Kennedy, Dr. Terry Martin

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The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Retrieval Medicine is a core, concise and practical text covering the complex clinical and logistical problems experienced in the retrieval environment. Focusing on evidence-based management and clear clinical guidance, this easily portable handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to this growing field for all health professionals involved in the retrieval and transfer of critically ill patients. 
Closely mapped to the Royal College of Surgeons syllabus on retrieval and transfer medicine, this title is authored by an authoritative, international team of expert editors and specialist authors. This clinically focused text is complemented by a range of checklists and reference tools for practical and accessible use in the field. These deliver core information for use in the primary retrieval setting, allowing the retreivalist to structure their approach to a crisis and correct the problem with suggested interventions.

Contents

1: Retrieval systems
2: Governance
3: Retrieval coordination
4: The retrieval environment
5: Retrieval platforms
6: Equipment and monitoring
7: Crisis resource management
8: Respiratory support
9: Cardiac
10: Shock
11: Sepsis
12: Neurology and neurosurgery
13: Obstetrics and gynaecology
14: Behavioural disturbances
15: Bariatric retrieval
16: Primary retrieval
17: Trauma
18: Neonatal retrieval
19: Paediatric retrieval
20: Specialised retrieval systems
21: Checklists

About the Authors:

Edited by Dr. Charlotte Evans , Consultant in Emergency Medicine, The Northern Hospital, Melbourne, and Clinical Lead for Adult Retrieval, Victoria, Australia

Associate Professor Anne Creaton , Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Fiji National University

Dr. Marcus Kennedy , Director, Adult Retrieval Victoria Ambulance, Victoria, Australia

Dr. Terry Martin , Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and Medical Director, Capital Air Ambulance, Exeter, UK

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