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Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care (Oxford Medical Handbooks) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Ian Greaves , Keith Porter
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21 Dec 2006 0198515847 978-0198515845 1
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 its pocket 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 related problems.

The authors have broad experience in pre-hospital care including civilian and military practice in various fields including medical emergencies, road traffic collisions, entrapments, ballistic trauma and major incidents. This is the essential quick-reference guide to pre-hospital medicine!

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...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)

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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 & 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pocket guide for the 'First Responder geek' 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Errors, errors, errors... 14 April 2009
By Chris
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.


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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Paramedics Bible 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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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 7 May 2013
By aympaym
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Hospital Care 9 Mar 2013
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Great book for explaining and building understanding of Pre-Hospital Care. Good book for student paramedics, nurses & med students on rotation. Overall 7/10
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