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In-Flight Medical Emergencies : A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response

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Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are co…
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Nable, Jose V.
Brady, William
Responsibility
Jose V. Nable, William Brady, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 186 p.) : 8 illus., 4 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319742342
9783319742335 (print ed.)
9783319742359 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Travel
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment
Travel Medicine
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Travel Medicine
Abstract
This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are considered in-depth, for both United States domestic and international flights, as there is potential legal risk involved in giving medical assistance on a flight. Additional chapters are dedicated to pre-flight clearance and the role non-physician healthcare providers can play. In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is an essential resource for not only physicians but all healthcare professionals who travel regularly.
Contents
Setting the Scene -- Pathophysiology of Flight -- Medicolegal Issues Arising from Inflight Medical Emergencies in Commercial Travel -- International Flight Considerations -- In-Flight Evaluation and Management of Cardiac Illness -- Respiratory Emergencies -- Neurological Illness -- Psychiatric Emergencies -- Pediatric Considerations -- Obstetrics and Gynecology Considerations -- Infectious Disease -- Other Presentations -- Preflight Medical Clearance: Nonurgent Travel via Commercial Aircraft -- Preflight Therapies to Minimize Medical Risk Associated with Commercial Air Travel -- Ground-Based Medical Support -- Use of Commercial Aircraft for Emergency Patient Transport -- Responding As a Non-Physician Healthcare Provider.
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Trauma Team Dynamics : A Trauma Crisis Resource Management Manual

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Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Bui…
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Gillman, Lawrence M.
Widder, Sandy
Blaivas MD, Michael
Karakitsos, Dimitrios
Responsibility
Lawrence M. Gillman, Sandy Widder, Michael Blaivas MD, Dimitrios Karakitsos, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 329 p. : 55 illus., 37 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319165868
9783319165851 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Advanced Trauma Life Support Care - organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services - organization & administration
Patient Care Team - organization & administration
Traumatology - methods
Abstract
This is the first book exploring the unique dynamics created by a multidisciplinary trauma teamáand how crisis management strategies can improve teamwork and communication and, potentially, improve patient resuscitation outcomes. Crisis resource management (CRM) is integral to the way that we manage ourselves, team members, and patients during emergency situations. It is essentially the ability to translate knowledge of what needs to be done into effective actions during a crisis situation. Building on the revolutionary American College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course, Trauma Team Dynamics illustrates the integration of the principles of CRM to team dynamics throughout the resuscitation: from the scene, through pre-hospital care and transport, to the trauma bay, and finally to definitive care and beyond. The editors and contributors are international experts in trauma, critical care, emergency medicine, nursing, respiratory therapy, and pre-hospital care and include NASA- and United States military-affiliated experts. Trauma Team Dynamics is intended for use as both a day-to-day clinical resource and a reference text, and includes self-assessment questions as well as guidance on CRM curriculum design and implementation.
Contents
Part I. Trauma Team Preparation -- 1. The Genesis of Crew Resource Management: The NASA Experience -- 2. Crisis Resource Management Training in Trauma -- 3. Leadership Theories, Skills and Application -- 4. Teamwork and Communication in Trauma -- 5. Situational Awareness and Human Performance in Trauma -- Part II. Trauma Team Design -- 6. Paramedical and Non-medical Personnel -- 7. Transport Medicine -- 8. Trauma Team Structure and Organization -- 9. Interprofessional Trauma Team Roles -- 10. The Trauma Bay Environment -- 11. Quality Improvement and Trauma Quality Indicators -- 12. Putting it all Together: Quality Control in Trauma Team Training -- Part III. Trauma Resuscitation -- 13. Trauma Resuscitation -- 14. Damage Control Resuscitation -- 15. Damage Control: From Principles to Practice -- 16. Trauma Team Decision Making -- 17. Emergency Critical Care Procedures -- Part IV. Specialized Trauma Populations -- 18. Trauma in the Pediatric Patient -- 19. Trauma in Pregnancy -- 20. Medical Comorbidities and Trauma -- Part V. Emergency Ultrasound and Trauma Imaging -- 21. Basic Trauma Ultrasound -- 22. Trauma Ultrasound: Beyond the FAST Examination -- 23. Telemedicine and Future Innovations -- 24. Imaging in the Stable Trauma Patient -- Part VI. Tactical Emergency and Disaster Medicine -- 25. Disaster Medicine -- 26. The Multi-Casualty Trauma -- 27. Critical Incident Team Dynamics and Logistics -- 28. Terrorism and Urban Trauma -- 29. Tactical Emergency Medicine, Procedures and Point-of-Care Evaluation in Austere Environments -- 30. Trauma in Austere Environments -- Cold Injury and Hypothermia -- 31. War Zones and Biologic Warfare -- 32. Nuclear Injuries -- 33. Trauma and Surgical Capabilities for Space Exploration -- Part VII. Trauma Team Education -- 34. Designing a Simulation Curriculum -- 35. Designing Multidisciplinary Simulations -- 36. Constructive Debriefing for Trauma Team Education -- 37. Program Evaluation and Assessment of Learning -- 38. Teaching Technical and Procedural Skills -- 39. Multiple Choice Review Questions.
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