Safe Transfer and Retrieval of Patients (STaR) is aimed at all health care workers involved with inter and intra-hospital transfers. It provides a much needed structured approach to transfer medicine, together with sound guidance on relevant clinical procedures.
The second edition has been extensively revised in line with new developments in transfer medicine. The book has been redesigned with five distinct sections covering:
A new chapter, the infectious or contaminated patient, has been added, in light of current concerns around the potential transfer of infection between patients and staff.
The major revisions to this STaR coursebook bring it into line with the latest thinking on patient transfers, making it an invaluable guide for anyone involved in this aspect of health care.
The fifth edition includes major new features bringing it rightup to date, including:The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation(ILCOR) 2010 GuidelinesA discussion on the importance of human factorsA new and improved design including full colour photographs anddiagrams
With this book at hand, paediatric and emergency staff can beconfident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on thefirst principles of recognising life threatening conditions throughto all the procedures necessary to save a child’s life.
This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects ofdiagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structuredapproach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patientin an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such asbreathlessness and chest or abdominal pain.
There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations,and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures foracute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond.The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations,ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, conciseadvice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.
Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team. From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid.