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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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Intubating the Critically Ill Patient : A Step-by-Step Guide for Success in the ED and ICU

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Rachel Garvin, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Intubating critically ill patients is a process that requires a well-thought-out, step-by-step plan, specific to each patient. This book teaches the steps necessary to predict, prepare, perform, and provide pre and post-intubation care. The focus of the book is not on how to intubate, but rather all the steps leading up to and after the tube goes in. From the EMS stretcher to the ICU bed, this book has easily accessible, practical information for these tenuous patients, and answers the who, wha…
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Garvin, Rachel
Responsibility
Rachel Garvin, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 133 p.) : 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030568139
9783030568122 (Print ed.)
9783030568146 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Airway Management
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medicine - methods
Intensive Care Units
Intubation, Intratracheal
Specialty
Critical Care
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Intubating critically ill patients is a process that requires a well-thought-out, step-by-step plan, specific to each patient. This book teaches the steps necessary to predict, prepare, perform, and provide pre and post-intubation care. The focus of the book is not on how to intubate, but rather all the steps leading up to and after the tube goes in. From the EMS stretcher to the ICU bed, this book has easily accessible, practical information for these tenuous patients, and answers the who, what, where, when and how of airway management. Included are specific chapters on special patient populations outlining the process of intubating patients with neurologic injury, cardiovascular compromise, sepsis, trauma and those with obesity Intubating the Critically Ill Patient: A Step-by-Step Guide for Success in the ED and ICU is an essential resource for physicians, medical students, and allied health professionals in emergency medicine and intensive care settings.
Contents
1. Who Needs Intubation? -- 2. When to Pull the Trigger? -- 3. Preparing Yourself for Intubation -- 4. Preparing the Patient -- 5. Preparing Your Team -- 6. The RSI Potpourri -- 7. Should you RSI? -- 8. Now the Tube Is In: Post-Intubation Sedation -- 9. The Cardiac Patient -- 10. The Obese Patient -- 11. Intubating the Neurologically Injured Patient -- 12. Intubating the Septic Patient: Avoiding the Crash and Burn.
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NEW Springer 2021
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