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Aeromedical Evacuation : Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients

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William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in…
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Hurd, William W.
Beninati, William
Responsibility
William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 418 p.) : 125 illus., 81 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030159030
9783030159023 (Print ed.)
9783030159047 (Print ed.)
9783030159054 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Ambulances
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medical Services
Rescue Work
Transportation of Patients
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. For each medical condition, important topics are addressed such as conditions needed to be met before transportation, special concerns, supplies and needs of the specific patients and possible in-flight emergencies and their appropriated treatment. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, Aeromedical Evacuation: Management of the Acute and Stabilized Patient, Second Edition is a must-have reference for a whole new generation of military flight surgeons and flight nurses responsible for aeromedical evacuation of casualties as well as civilian physicians and nurses involved in air transport of ill and post-operative patients.
Contents
Part I. The Need -- Introduction -- Aeromedical Evacuation: A Historical Perspective -- Military Casualty Evacuation: MEDEVAC -- Civilian Air Medical Transport -- Part II. The Means -- Aircraft Considerations for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Preparation for Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation -- Aeromedical Patient Staging -- Military Aeromedical Evacuation Nursing -- Critical-Care Air Transport: Patient Flight Physiology and Organizational Considerations -- Part III. The Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Abdominal, Genitourinary, and Soft Tissue Injuries -- Orthopedic Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of the Neurosurgical Patient -- Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Patients -- Care of Ophthalmic Casualties -- Peripheral Vascular Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Cardiothoracic Casualties -- Burn Casualties -- Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation -- Medical Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Contagious Infections -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Obstetric and Gynecological Patients -- Overview of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Psychiatric Casualties.
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CT Scan in Abdominal Emergency Surgery

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Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book focuses on the diagnostic impact of CT scans in severe abdominal trauma and in non-traumatic acute abdomen, the two clinical entities that constitute the main reasons for referrals for this imaging technique from the intensive care unit. The concept behind it is that emergency surgeons and physicians not only need the clinical knowledge to manage the different pathological conditions, but that they must also have a full understanding of diagnostic imaging modalities. To this end, each…
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Catena, Fausto
Di Saverio, Salomone
Ansaloni, Luca
Coccolini, Federico
Sartelli, Massimo
Responsibility
Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 206 p.) : 164 illus., 18 illus. in color
Series Title
Hot topics in acute care surgery and trauma
ISBN
9783319483474
9783319483467 (print ed.)
9783319483481 (print ed.)
ISSN
2520-8284
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Injuries - diagnostic imaging
Abdominal Injuries - surgery
Emergencies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Emergency Medicine
Gastroenterology
Abstract
This book focuses on the diagnostic impact of CT scans in severe abdominal trauma and in non-traumatic acute abdomen, the two clinical entities that constitute the main reasons for referrals for this imaging technique from the intensive care unit. The concept behind it is that emergency surgeons and physicians not only need the clinical knowledge to manage the different pathological conditions, but that they must also have a full understanding of diagnostic imaging modalities. To this end, each chapter includes a description of a specific acute abdominal disorder. In addition to the clinical presentation and the diagnosis and management guidelines, there is a special focus on imaging studies with clear and concise descriptions, high-quality images and the evolution grading scale to aid interpretation. This easy-to-read book is an ideal source of practical information for acute care surgeons, radiologists and for all the members of the emergency team.
Contents
1. Diagnostic Tools in ACS: CT Scan, Diagnostic Laparoscopy, and Exploratory Laparotomy -- 2. Hepatic Trauma -- 3. CT Imaging of the Injured Spleen -- 4. Computed Tomography in Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries -- 5. CT Scan in Blunt Gastrointestinal Trauma -- 6. Computed Tomography (CT Scan) in the Management of Genitourinary Trauma -- 7. Acute Cholecystitis -- 8. CT Evaluation of Appendicitis -- 9. Acute Diverticulitis -- 10. Complicated Peptic Ulcer Findings on Abdominal CT Scan -- 11. Computed Tomography Evaluation of Small Bowel Ischemia -- 12. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Acute Presentation of Colorectal Cancer -- 13. Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction (ASBO): Role of CT Scan in Guiding Choice and Timing for Treatment Options -- 14. Colonic Volvulus -- 15. Computerized Tomography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis -- 16. AAA and Visceral Aneurysms -- 17. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
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