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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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Geriatric Emergencies : A Case-Based Approach to Improving Acute Care

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Lee A. Lindquist, Scott M. Dresden, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book introduces the unique medical needs of aging patients in the emergency department and outlines the challenges that leave many clinicians struggling to adequately care for this demographic, including limited resources, management concerns, and other barriers. The text presents strategies for screening, diagnosing, and treating geriatric syndromes seen in the emergency care of the older adult patient. Topics include pharmacological interventions, transitioning care, and sustainability. …
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Lindquist, Lee A.
Dresden, Scott M.
Responsibility
Lee A. Lindquist, Scott M. Dresden, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 214 p.) : 15 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030124144
9783030124137 (Print ed.)
9783030124151 (Print ed.)
9783030124168 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Emergencies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Geriatrics - methods
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book introduces the unique medical needs of aging patients in the emergency department and outlines the challenges that leave many clinicians struggling to adequately care for this demographic, including limited resources, management concerns, and other barriers. The text presents strategies for screening, diagnosing, and treating geriatric syndromes seen in the emergency care of the older adult patient. Topics include pharmacological interventions, transitioning care, and sustainability. The text includes complex cases that demonstrate the caution necessary to treat this delicate patient group. Each case concludes with a set of concise “take-home points” to make the guidelines easy to remember and/or reference. Geriatric Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach to Improving the Acute Care of Seniors is an excellent resource for geriatricians, emergency medicine specialists, internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, social workers, students, residents, trainees, and all medical professionals working with older patients in an emergency setting.
Contents
Growing Older in the Emergency Department -- Components of an Effective Geriatric Emergency Department -- Cognitive Impairment in the ED -- Syncope in a Rural Emergency Department Setting -- ER Referrals and Hospitalizations from Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities -- Can Home Visits Make a Difference to Emergency Department Visits? "I will just stop by his place on the way home: Who knew it would be a journey?" -- Medication Errors in Aging Adults: A Case-Based Approach to Medication Management -- Pain, Opioid Use, and Palliative Care of Older Adults in the Emergency Department -- Acute Mental Status Changes and Over-the-Counter Medications in Older Adults -- Identifying Fall Risk in the Emergency Department -- Capacity, Advanced Planning, and Buying Time.
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Geriatric Emergency Medicine

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Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment,and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the commonpitfalls in emergency management andmeans of avoiding them. Between 1980 and 201…
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Nickel, Christian
Bellou, Abdelouahab
Conroy, Simon
Responsibility
Christian Nickel, Abdelouahab Bellou, Simon Conroy, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 405 p.) : 25 illus., 16 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319193182
9783319193175 (print ed.)
9783319193199 (print ed.)
9783319792712 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Emergencies
Emergency Medicine - methods
Geriatrics - methods
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Abstract
This book discusses all important aspects of emergency medicine in older people, identifying the particular care needs of this population, which all too often remain unmet. The up-to-date and in-depth coverage will assist emergency physicians in identifying patients at risk for adverse outcomes, in conducting appropriate assessment,and in providing timely and adequate care. Particular attention is paid to the commonpitfalls in emergency management andmeans of avoiding them. Between 1980 and 2013, the number of older patients in emergency departmentsworldwide doubled. Compared with younger patients, older people suffer from more comorbidities, a higher mortality rate, require more complex assessment and diagnostic testing, and tend to stay longer in the emergency department. This book, written by internationally recognized experts in emergency medicine and geriatrics, not only presents the state of the art in the care of this population but also underlines the increasing need for adequate training and development in the field.
Contents
Part I. Pre-hospital Care and Initial Assessment -- 1. Prehospital Management of Older Patients -- 2. Triage of Older ED Patients -- 3. Primary Assessment and Stabilization of Life-Threatening Conditions in Older Patients -- 4. Secondary Assessment of Life-Threatening Conditions of Older Patients -- 5. Clinical Assessment and Management of Older People: What’s Different? -- 6. Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the Emergency Department -- Part II. Management of Common Conditions -- 7. Pitfalls in the Management of Older Patients in the Emergency Department -- 8. Nonspecific Disease Presentation: The Emergency Department Perspective -- 9. Falls Presenting in the Emergency Department -- 10. Syncope in Older People in the Emergency Department -- 11. Trauma in Older People -- 12. Management of Sepsis in Older Patients in the Emergency Department -- 13. Cognitive Impairment in Older People Presenting to ED -- 14. Depression in Acute Geriatric Care -- 15. Abdominal Pain in Older Patients -- 16. Urinary Tract Infections in Older Patients -- 17. Management of Acute Chest Pain in Older Patients -- 18. Dyspnoea in Older People in the Emergency Department -- 19. Management of Back Pain in Older Patients -- Part III. Special Considerations in Frail Older People -- 20. Medicine in Older Patients: Evidence Based? -- 21. Prescribing for Older Patients -- 22. Pain in Older People Attending Emergency Departments -- 23. Transitions of Care and Disposition -- 24. Principles of Rehabilitation in Geriatric Emergency Medicine -- 25. Palliative and End of Life Care for Dementia Patients in the Emergency Department -- 26. Palliative and End of Life Care for the Older Person in the Emergency Department -- 27. Ethical Issues of Emergency Medical Care for Older Patients.
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Geriatric Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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Aurelio Rodriguez, Robert. D Barraco, Rao R. Ivatury, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population. The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known though…
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Rodriguez, Aurelio
Barraco, Robert. D.
Ivatury, Rao R.
Responsibility
Aurelio Rodriguez, Robert. D Barraco, Rao R. Ivatury, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 486 p.) : 112 illus., 67 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319574035
9783319574028 (print ed.)
9783319574042 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Aged
Critical Care
Emergency Treatment
Wounds and Injuries - surgery
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Geriatrics
Traumatology
Abstract
The purpose of this book is to give providers of all levels a simple and essential source of practical information in treating the elderly trauma and emergency surgery patient. The Introduction instructs practitioners how to evaluate and assess risk including frailty and use this information in Goals of Care discussions to facilitate shared decision making so crucial to this population. The individual chapters consist of best practices and care guidelines from some of the most well-known thought leaders and best trauma centers in the country across the spectrum from geriatricians to trauma and acute care surgeons and nurses. Each chapter contains easy-to-read algorithms and references that the readers can use and adapt for their own setting. Chapters on Pre-hospital care will help guide EMS organizations and even systems in the right care and triage of the elderly. Each chapter also contains a Nursing Focus section for helpful nursing tips in caring for the eld erly with those injuries and problems. These sections make this book a must-have for any center looking to improve its care of the elderly patient or just trying to be sure its care is already the best it can be. A special section on Post Acute Care will introduce the provider to the common issues surrounding particular disposition destinations for the elderly patient. This will facilitate discussions with families, case managers and facilities to help improve time to disposition.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Part II. General Evaluation, Risk Assessment and Goals of Care (Trauma and Acute Care Surgery) -- Part III. Trauma: Prehospital Care (Fluids, Immobilization and Transport, Triage, OOH DNR and POLST) -- Part IV. Emergency Medicine -- Part VI. Spine Injury -- Part VII. Orthopedic Injury -- Part VIII. Cardiothoracic Injury -- Part IX. Abdominal Injury -- Part X. Vascular Injury -- Part XI. Urologic Injury -- Part XII. Plastics/Skin and Soft Tissue Injury -- Part XIII. Thermal Injury -- Part XIV. Acute Care Surgery Introduction: Common Abdominal Emergencies -- Part XV. Critical Care -- Part XVI. Post-Acute Care: Considerations in Disposition -- Part XVII. Perioperative Management -- Part XVIII. Nursing Considerations in the Geriatric Patient.
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