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Handbook of Patient Transportation - Terry Martin

Handbook of Patient Transportation

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Published: 1st November 2001
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Over the past three decades, there has been growing concern over the management of victims of trauma and of medical emergencies, not least in the standard of prehospital care which they receive. In the 21st century, there is an increasing requirement to transfer patients, by road and by air, to and from specialist centres of excellence or within hospitals from department to department as modern medicine dictates that the patient requires intra-hospital movement to an imaging scanner, to the operating theatre, and then perhaps to intensive care. This book is a practically based text in which the reader will find easy-to-digest details on clinical management and on the logistics of different transport modes as well as facts about the physics and physiology of patient movement. It is intended as a basic reference for those who seek to work in transportation medicine, primarily doctors, but it will prove of great relevance and interest to nurses, paramedics and those who administer ambulance and air ambulance organisations.

Overview of medical transportation
Physiology of patient movement
Stabilisation prior to transportation
Logistics of ground transportation
Logistics of intrahospital transfers
Inter-ITU transfers
Clinical considerations in specialised transport
Transport of paediatric patients
International repatriation
Equipment and monitoring
Safety at the incident scene
Medicolegal issues of patient transport
Appendices
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ISBN: 9781841100715
ISBN-10: 1841100714
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 1st November 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.41