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With over ten thousand inter-hospital transfers of children and neonates now taking place every year in the UK, this book, and the associated training course run by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) have been developed to provide an introduction to the knowledge required to undertake these transfers.
With over ten thousand inter-hospital transfers of children and neonates now taking place every year in the UK, this book, and the associated training course run by the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) have been developed to provide an introduction to the knowledge required to undertake these transfers. Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval (PaNSTaR) is aimed at healthcare professionals either beginning their training in paediatric or neonatal transport and those who are involved in undertaking such transfers on an occasional basis. Developed by a multi-professional group from across the UK, this new title incorporates a systematic approach throughout. This approach is adapted from the adult STaR course and covers the following: an overview of the current delivery of children s transport services the ACCEPT approach - Assessment - Control - Communication - Evaluation - Preparation and Packaging - Transportation practical issues that are encountered during the transfer process from both an equipment and a clinical perspective special considerations and circumstances that require additional planning useful appendices that contain supporting information, sample checklists and example documentation. For more details on the ALSG training courses please visit the ALSG website at www.alsg.org
Acute Psychiatric Emergencies is designed for all medical and healthcare professionals working with patients in mental health crisis. This manual is a key component of the Acute Psychiatric Emergencies (APEx) course, which uses a structured approach developed by leading psychiatry and emergency medicine specialists with years of practical experience. This valuable resource provides a practical approach for dealing with mental health emergencies, helping healthcare professionals from different specialties speak a common language and develop a shared understanding that expedites excellent care. The manual outlines the assessment and management of patients who have self-harmed, those that are apparently drunk, the patient behaving strangely, the patient with acute confusion, and those that are aggressive. Presents a structured, practical approach for the emergency care of patients presenting in acute psychiatric crisis Covers common presentations of psychiatric emergencies Emphasises close co-operation of emergency and mental health teams Offers content designed jointly by practicing psychiatrists and emergency physicians from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) Acute Psychiatric Emergencies will be useful for practitioners of emergency medicine, psychiatry, emergency and mental health nursing as well as other mental health and crisis care professionals.
Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval is a new and vital instalment in the blended learning course from the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), which aims to provide hospital staff at all levels with essential information on the inter- and intra-hospital transfer of both child and adult patients. This essential manual covers the basics of mobile medicine, the elements of transfer, patient and team safety, and the practical and clinical considerations associated with the patient transfer process. Each chapter makes use of checklists, practical examples and content summaries to help readers understand and overcome the challenges of both adult and paediatric patient transfers. Combines Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transport and Retrieval (PaNSTaR) and the (Adult) Safe Transport and Retrieval (STaR) into a single volume (NAPSTaR) Written and edited by an expert team of specialists from across the UK Complements Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Prehospital Paediatric Life Support Neonatal, Adult and Paediatric Safe Transfer and Retrieval is a must-have resource for doctors, nurses, paramedics and healthcare professionals involved in patient transfer and those in ALSG courses in patient transport.
This practical book, written especially for pre-hospital staff, provides all the information needed to deal with children in life threatening situations before arriving at hospital. Complementing the best-selling Advanced Paediatric Life Support, this new edition reflects recent developments in practice, and covers the indispensable knowledge required for paediatric emergency care in the pre-hospital setting. Fully updated, this manual includes new information to aid both civilian and military personnel, as well as material on all stages of pre-hospital care; from recognition and practical procedures to the important issues of paediatric practice in the field. Quick-to-follow algorithms of at-the-scene procedures Based upon the protocols that ensure a smooth transfer from pre-hospital to hospital care Internationally recognised course training resource Offering an authoritative guide to the care of the seriously ill or injured child, Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support is an essential tool for ambulance staff, general practitioners and community healthcare workers.
Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. This edition has been adapted specifically for use in Australia and New Zealand, with the latest procedures, medications and clinical best practice to match the guidelines of the Australia and New Zealand Resuscitation Councils. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: Fully adapted for use in Australia and New Zealand, with updates to chapters on shock, the choking child, basic life support and cardiac arrest The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life.
Advanced Paediatric Life Support is the internationally renowned manual on emergency paediatric care, written to support the course run by the Advanced Life Support Group. Using their structured approach, a tried and tested practical method of treating children during the crucial first few hours of a life threatening illness or injury, Advanced Paediatric Life Support is used by doctors, nurses and allied health professionals dealing with emergencies in children. Its clear layout and straightforward style make it a highly practical tool both for training and in the event of an emergency. The sixth edition includes major new features bringing it right up to date, including: The latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015 Guidelines The latest consensus guidelines on paediatric trauma Enhanced discussions on the importance of human factors A new and improved design including full colour photographs and diagrams Free access to the Wiley E-Text With this book at hand, all those providing care during paediatric emergencies can be confident in having comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the recognition and management of life threatening conditions necessary to save a child's life. This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice complements the highly successful Emergency Triage. The algorithms are rooted in the Manchester Triage System (MTS), which is used in hospitals around the world and which is acknowledged as an effective means of clinical prioritisation. This telephone iteration of a triage system which prioritises millions of patients each year provides a robust, safe, evidence-based system for managing the clinical risk in patients who are at a distance from health care providers. The basic principles that drive the MTS remain, but this book addresses the specific difficulties of assessment by telephone. The possible triage outcomes are "e;face-to-face now"e;, "e;face-to-face soon"e; and "e;face-to-face later"e; together with a self-care option. Information and advice is suggested at every level. The advice ranges from life-saving interventions, which can be carried out until health care arrives, to self-care instructions. Emergency Triage: Telephone Triage and Advice provides all the necessary information that telephone triage staff must have to hand as well as including examples of questions to be asked. It will be a valuable resource for staff working in emergency departments, health centres and telephone triage organisations. Furthermore hospitals that are already using Emergency Triage will benefit from being linked with a telephone triage system that follows the same protocols.
Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.
This is the course book for a new ALSG course on preparation for and medical management of major incidents within the hospital. It will be a companion volume to MIMMS, which deals with the prehospital situation, and will meet an ever increasing need as natural and other disasters affect hospital staff and administrators. The course aims to provide a systematic approach for all personnel who would be involved in managing a major incident in the hospital. This title is now available for the PDA, powered by Skyscape - to buy your copy Click here
The safe transfer of all hospital patients, especially those who are critically ill, is of crucial importance, demanding organisational, as well as clinical skills. 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: the principles of the STaR structured approach to transfers the management of the transfer or retrieval practical procedures related to transfer medicine an overview of clinical care during the assessment and stabilisation phases of transfer. the legal and safety aspects of transfers, specific differences in helicopter transfers and transfers involving children 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.
Major Incident Medical Management and Support (MIMMS) is the coursebook for the Advanced Life Support Group s internationally taught training for health care professionals responding to major incidents. The practical approach employed in MIMMS has proved an invaluable aid to both civilian and military doctors, nurses and paramedics working in disaster management worldwide. The third edition has been fully revised to make MIMMS appropriate for the 21st century, with greater emphasis on human factors, a more structured approach to medical management, and new chapters on: Hazardous materials Incidents involving large numbers of children Management of a major incident with multiple burn casualties Mass gatherings Natural disasters There are also revised appendices covering responsibility for the dead, radio use, and voice procedures, and what to do beyond the immediate situation. Covering all eventualities in medical management during major incidents, MIMMS provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all who are involved in this aspect of emergency medicine.
Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies. This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain. There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute 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, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.