A Practical Approach to Emergencies

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118947843

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 1454

Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Read More

A Practical Approach to Emergencies

Author: Advanced Life Support Group

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119385466

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9048

Preceded by Advanced paediatric life support / Advanced Life Support Group; edited by Martin Samuels ... [et al.]. 5th [Australian] ed. 2012.
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Alsg,Advanced Life Support Group

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118339762

Category: Medical

Page: 232

View: 6762

Complemented by: Advanced paediatric life support / Advanced Life Support Group; edited by Martin Samuels, Sue Wieteska. Sixth edition. 2016.
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289307

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 9671

This international bestselling book on acute paediatric care isthe coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group’s AdvancedPaediatric Life Support (APLS). It uses their practical approach, atried and tested method of treating children during the crucialfirst few hours of a life threatening condition. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australiaand New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications andclinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia andNew Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used in emergency andpaediatric departments by physicians, nurses and allied healthprofessionals, and its clear layout and straightforward style makeit a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of anemergency. The fifth edition includes major new features bringing it rightup to date, including: The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation(ILCOR) 2010 Guidelines A new and improved design including full colour photographs anddiagrams Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand New sections for Australasian-specific practice, includingenvenomation, burns, triage, neonatal resuscitation andformulary With this book at hand, paediatric and emergency staff can beconfident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on thefirst principles of recognising life threatening conditions throughto all the procedures necessary to save a child’s life.
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405144548

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3606

This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780727910691

Category: Medical

Page: 306

View: 7011

This best selling guide gives detailed, easy to follow directions on management during the crucial first hour of care in all common emergencies in children. It is an integral component of the Advanced Paediatric Life Support course, which aims to raise the standard of the emergency care of children, and an invaluable reference for all doctors, nurses, and paramedics who deal with seriously ill and injured children. This new edition has been thoroughly revised, and includes new chapters on resuscitation of the newborn, the structured approach to the seriously ill child, paediatric radiology, transport, and a new appendix on pain management - bringing the book right up to date with the latest thinking and techniques of management.
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444300849

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 7443

With over ten thousand inter-hospital transfers of children and neonates now taking place every year in the UK, this book, and the associated training course run by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) have been developed to provide an introduction to the knowledge required to undertake these transfers. Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval (PaNSTaR) is aimed at healthcare professionals either beginning their training in paediatric or neonatal transport and those who are involved in undertaking such transfers on an occasional basis. Developed by a multi-professional group from across the UK, this new title incorporates a systematic approach throughout. This approach is adapted from the adult STaR course and covers the following: an overview of the current delivery of children’s transport services the ACCEPT approach - Assessment - Control - Communication - Evaluation - Preparation and Packaging - Transportation practical issues that are encountered during the transfer process from both an equipment and a clinical perspective special considerations and circumstances that require additional planning useful appendices that contain supporting information, sample checklists and example documentation. For more details on the ALSG training courses please visit the ALSG website at www.alsg.org
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group

Publisher: BMJ Books

ISBN: 0727918524

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9135

This practical book written especially for prehospital staff provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. It is a complementary volume to the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support
Read More

The Practical Approach in the Hospital

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119501016

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 6385

The new edition of Major Incident Medical Management and Support is a vital component in the blended learning course from Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), which aims to provide hospital staff at all levels with essential information on the preparation, management and support elements of dealing with casualties in a major incident. Split into five sections, each focuses on the elements requisite in preparing for, and responding, to a major incident. The first section discusses the epidemiology and incidences of major incidents and the structured approach to the hospital response. The second section contains the preparation required in planning for major incidents, including equipment and training. The third section covers the management of a major incident, concentrating on the clinical, nursing and management hierarchies. The fourth includes the various stages of support in a major incident, including declaring an incident and activating the plan, the reception, triage, definitive care and recovery phases of an incident. The final section focuses on special incidents which require additional consideration, including those involving hazardous chemicals, burns and children. Written in collaboration with the National Emergency Planning, Major Incident Medical Management and Support is an invaluable reference in the emergency department and beyond for staff needing to prepare for the rare, but inevitable, hospital major incidence response.
Read More

The Practical Approach

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470757388

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 8407

The safe transfer of all hospital patients, especially those who are critically ill, is of crucial importance, demanding organisational, as well as clinical skills. Safe Transfer and Retrieval of Patients (STaR) is aimed at all health care workers involved with inter and intra-hospital transfers. It provides a much needed structured approach to transfer medicine, together with sound guidance on relevant clinical procedures. The second edition has been extensively revised in line with new developments in transfer medicine. The book has been redesigned with five distinct sections covering: the principles of the STaR structured approach to transfers the management of the transfer or retrieval practical procedures related to transfer medicine an overview of clinical care during the assessment and stabilisation phases of transfer. the legal and safety aspects of transfers, specific differences in helicopter transfers and transfers involving children A new chapter, the infectious or contaminated patient, has been added, in light of current concerns around the potential transfer of infection between patients and staff. The major revisions to this STaR coursebook bring it into line with the latest thinking on patient transfers, making it an invaluable guide for anyone involved in this aspect of health care.
Read More

Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356135

Category: Medical

Page: 104

View: 6465

This new edition of the bestselling Pocket Guide to Teaching for Medical Instructors by the Advanced Life Support Group and Resuscitation Council (UK) provides an updated guide for instructors teaching on life support courses. Compiled by authors experienced in designing highly respected and successful courses, this guide gives sound, clear advice on the most effective methods of teaching. Content covers an introduction to the basic principles of teaching and deals in detail with a number of modes of teaching on courses. Lectures, skill stations, role play, workshops, discussions and e-learning are all explored and in each case practical guidance is given to help the reader to become a more effective teacher. Though designed for trainees on life support instructor courses, Pocket Guide to Teaching for Medical Instructors contains practical guidance applicable to any health professional interested in becoming a more effective teacher.
Read More

Author: Guido Michels,Natalie Jaspers

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642369790

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 2615

Die Ultraschalldiagnostik erobert die Notfallmedizin. Die Notfallsonographie ist mittlerweile fester Bestandteil der Untersuchung eines Patienten in einer Akutsituation. Die Sonographie wird dabei nicht nur innerhalb eines Krankenhauses durchgeführt, z.B. auf Intensivstationen und in Notaufnahmen, sondern zunehmend auch in Form kleiner tragbarer Geräte direkt am Ort des Notfallgeschehens. Potenziell lebensbedrohliche Krankheitsbilder lassen sich mit dem Ultraschall schneller und sicherer diagnostizieren, und damit notfallmedizinische Entscheidungen und Maßnahmen noch frühzeitiger treffen. Über 350 Abbildungen zeigen wie man typische Notfallbefunde mit dem Ultraschall erkennt: • Anatomie und Sonomorphologie aller Organe • Untersuchungsablauf und Optimierungsmöglichkeiten • Die häufigsten Notfallbefunde und deren Differenzialdiagnosen • Informationen zum weiteren diagnostischen und therapeutischen Vorgehen. Die Inhalte des Buches orientieren sich an der 3-Länder-übergreifenden Basisausbildung und dem Curriculum Notfallsonographie von DEGUM, ÖGUM und SGUM. Ebenso sind die Inhalte der Konzepte, wie e-FAST und FEEL integriert. Ein praxisorientiertes und interdisziplinäres Buch - richtet sich an alle Ärzte, die Ultraschall zur Diagnostik unklarer und akuter Befunde einsetzen möchten.
Read More

Author: George Jelinek,Ian Everitt,Jeremy Raftos

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049328

Category: Medical

Page: 648

View: 4559

A comprehensive textbook of paediatric emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department. Short concise chapters, with key point boxes at the beginning - easy to use for the hard-pressed trainee. Aims to give a consensus approach to assessment and treatment, based on the latest evidence. Highlights areas of controversy.
Read More

Author: Stuart Crisp,Jo Rainbow

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191645168

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 368

Severely unwell children are the most frightening emergency a clinician can face. This second edition of Emergencies in Paediatrics and Neonatology, guides the clinician through what to do and when, in a format that can be read at the bedside. Resuscitation techniques are described in detail and comprehensive management plans are provided. Organised by symptom, the handbook concisely covers a range of essential information, from the key facts to elicit in the history to the specific difficulties of treating children in an emergency situation - communication and pain relief. Symbols are used to indicate clinical severity ranging from life-threatening to minor, and the book includes detailed drug dosages for children and the most recent resuscitation guidelines. The new edition brings this bestselling guide fully up-to-date, including the management of anaphylaxis and rheumatic fever. The number of algorithms included in the book has also been increased.
Read More

Author: James Gaylord,Michelle Hagen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527810102

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 8440

Nun ist es da, Ihr kleines Baby. Sind Sie eigentlich stolze und glückliche Eltern, aber trotzdem auch manchmal unsicher? Dieses Buch gibt handfesten Rat, vom Kreißsaal über das erste Lächeln und den ersten Zahn bis zum ersten Geburtstag. Es begleitet Sie durch die einzelnen Lebensmonate Ihres Kindes und steht mit Rat zur Seite, wenn Ihr Baby zum ersten Mal feste Nahrung zu sich nimmt, krabbelt oder lallt. Ein Teil widmet sich besonders der Sicherheit und Gesundheit Ihres kleinen Lieblings. Ein wunderbares Nachschlagewerk, zu dem Sie immer wieder greifen werden, in guten und in schlechten Tagen des Elternseins.
Read More

Author: A. Hartmann,Mario Brock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540117513

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 5593

This book contains the papers delivered at the Symposium on "Medical Treatment of Brain Ede ma" at the Seventh International Congress ofNeu rological Surgery, held in Munich in 1981. The aim of each speaker was to give a short review of current knowledge in his or her field. In addition, most of the authors presented their own data. The symposium . was divided into two parts. The experimental part focused on pathophysiological and biochemical findings, while the clinical part dealt with therapy for brain edema, with particular emphasis on steroids. We wish to acknowledge the technical support of Springer-Verlag, Merck Company, Darmstadt and the help of Miss Scholz, Secretary of the Depart ment of Neurology at the University of Heidel berg. Heidelberg/Berlin A. Hartmann M. Brock v Contents K. -A. Hossmann Pathophysiology of Va so genic and Cytotoxic Brain Edema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. Marrnarou, K. Tanaka, and K. Shulmann The Brain Response to Infusion Edema: Dynamics of Fluid Resolution . . . . . . . . . . 11 M. D. O'Brien 19 Ischemic Cerebral Edema A. Baethmann, W Oettinger, K. Moritake, L. Chaussy, andF. Jesch Metabolic Effects of Corticosteroids in Central Nervous Tissue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 K. Maier-Hauff, O. Kempski, A. Unterberg, U. Gross, M. Lange, L. Schurer, and A. Baethmann The Kallikrein-Kinin-System as Mediator in Cerebral Edema, Recent Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 S. F. Berndt 36 Symptoms of Cerebral Edema W R. Lanksch The Diagnosis of Brain Edema by Computed Tomography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 H. J. Klein and K. Schmidt Hyperosmolar Solutions and Diuretics in the Treatment of Brain Edema . . . . . . . .
Read More

Author: Peter Cameron,George Jelinek,Anne-Maree Kelly,Anthony F. T. Brown,Mark Little

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702054380

Category: Medical

Page: 1036

View: 5499

Now fully revised and updated, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. It will also prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating latest best practices and current guidelines. For the first time, this edition now comes with access to addtional ancillary meterial, including practical procdure videos and self-assessment material. Updates throughout reflect latest practice developments, curricula requirements and essential guidelines Key point boxes highlight topic ‘essentials’ as well as controversial areas of treatment An expanded list of leading international contributors ensures comprehensive coverage and maximizes worldwide relevance New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillariy material, including procedure videos and self-assessment materials to check your understanding and aid exam preparation Expansion of administration section - especially patient safety New and enhanced coverage of important and topical areas - including latest imaging in emergency medicine; organ donation; massive transfusion protocols; medico legal issues; patient safety and quality measures All new accompanying electronic ancillary materials - including practical procedures videos and self-assessment materials
Read More

Author: Maggie Mallik,Carol Hall,David Howard

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037524

Category: Medical

Page: 504

View: 9231

Nursing knowledge and practice is a comprehensive textbook which forms an ideal basis for foundation nursing students. The core emphasis in the organisation and presentation of knowledge in this third edition remains focused on the in-depth knowledge required by nurses to deliver care in the practice setting. The chapter contents encompass knowledge that applies to all branches of nursing e.g. Communication, Confusion, Aggression and Rehabilitation Safety and Risk, Infection Control, Medicines etc. The structure of all chapters is unique in integrating knowledge from subject areas often taught separately in the nursing curriculum. This enables the foundation student to integrate this range of knowledge in making decisions about the delivery of nursing care to patients/clients in all fields of nursing. Exercises are included to encourage reflection on practice and develop critical thinking skills. It also promotes the expansion of professional knowledge through the development of portfolio evidence. Building on the outstanding success of previous editions the authors have drawn extensively on current best evidence, including research, policy and substantial internet based resources, reflecting UK and international perspectives. • Each chapter begins with an overview of the content and concludes with a summary to help evaluate learning • Case studies reflect the diverse range of client needs and care settings of the four nursing branches and help relate theory to practice • Reflective exercises and suggestions for portfolio evidence, along with decision-making activities, promote reflection on personal experience and links to nursing practice using a problem-based approach • Current research is highlighted throughout, demonstrating the evidence-base for practice decisions. • Key web sites, annotated further reading and references encourage readers to pursue contemporary evidence that underpins competency-based practice. Full colour throughout Content fully updated in line with developments in clinical practice, teaching requirements and the evidence-base Free electronic ancillaries on Evolve enhance the knowledge provided in each chapter with additional information, exercises and resources An introductory chapter on ‘Nursing Knowledge and Practice’ explores the role and context of nursing, nationally and internationally, providing foundation information on core knowledge areas common to all nursing curricula.
Read More

Author: Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729579824

Category: Medical

Page: 1494

View: 5171

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)
Read More