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OXFORD HANDBOOK OF PRE-HOSPITAL CARE. Hardcover – 2007

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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: OUP (2007)
  • ASIN: B003EMZ99S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Chris on 14 April 2009
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The book appears pretty good overall, following the standard, easy-to-read Oxford Handbook approach of one subject per page. The range of information seems comprehensive, and I am led to believe this book is now a core text for revision for the Dip IMC.

*BUT*

In addition to the glaring ALS algorithm error inside the front cover (pre-2005 guidelines)...

p.92 - description of defibrillation still refers to the 3 stacked shocks as per the pre-2005 guidelines

p.146 - rectal diazemuls dose stated at 500g(!) and paediatric diazemuls dose stated as 200-300g/kg...that's 20,000-30,000 ampoules.

...and I've only got to p.180 so far.

Lets hope the 2nd edition will be better proof-read :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Les Griffiths on 28 Dec. 2012
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I bought this publication to further my own understanding of dealing with emergency first response situations. It serves well as a 'quick reference' pocket guide to support diagnosis when time allows (ill health), but the depth of knowledge and understanding this gives to the immediate care practitioner is huge.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aympaym on 7 May 2013
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One of the books I needed for my degree for referencing. Great for further research on specific topics I need to refresh on.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Booker on 28 Mar. 2007
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I was looking for an all-encompassing text to replace having to lug around the BNF, the resuscitation council guidelines, a book of algorithms, MIMMS, and various other emergency care textbooks to serve as a quick reference guide 'in the field'. Whilst somewhat confusingly it mixes both current and out of date Resus guidelines, it does largely encompass that aim. There is a concise wealth of information on management of both medical emergencies and trauma, including handy summary information on major incidents, the structure and function of various emergency services, notes on emergency planning and scene management, a paediatric section and a formulary. There is a particularly useful section on trauma during pregnancy - missing from a lot of other similarly priced texts. Whilst I don't think it is presented with enough summary 'quick-reference' style algorithms to be my primary reference in an emergency setting, I can see myself finding certain aspects very useful as a reference in a non time-critical setting, and as a good revision guide for higher pre-hospital care exams. As a concise summary-style reference book for the discipline (like all Oxford Handbooks - it assumes you have some knowledge) it represents good value for money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Krustybob ( Brian O'Byrne) on 9 May 2013
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There are days when I cant put this down its a brilliant reference book and would be lost without it
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By G. Chilton on 13 Jan. 2007
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It is unfortunate that the resuscitation algorithm inside the front cover is not based on the current Resuscitation Council guidelines - I did initially wonder what I had spent my hard earned pennies on!

Although I have not had time to fully digest the information contained in this book it appears (apart from the algorithm above) to reflect changes made in the JRCALC guidelines (a publication that must warrant a mention in the suggested reading section on page 64), although the paediatric non-shockable rhythm algorithm on page 529 indicates the use of adrenaline via the ET route - not recommended in JRCALC.

Each chapter contains information that is relevant and informative and which should aid in the diagnosis/management of many medical and traumatic conditions - I can imagine myself delving into it's pages on a regular basis, either for information or for verification of diagnosis and/or treatment.

Easily distinguishable as one of the Oxford handbook series this book should become a firm favourite with for EMT, Paramedic and ECP personnel and other persons involved in the provision of care in the pre-hospital environment - though if you work to JRCALC or Resuscitation Council guidelines be sure to cross check drugs and protocols are valid.
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