Retrieval Medicine is the practice of acute, emergency, and critical care medicine in the ‘transport’ environment. It requires medical practitioners to function independently in highly variable and resource-limited environments, in transport settings, and in the field, with acutely unwell, unstable and often clinically undifferentiated patients over long durations. This handbook covers the complex problems in the retrieval environment. It covers retrieval systems, governance, and coordination; the retrieval environment; and retrieval platforms, as well as equipment. It also involves crisis resource management. The treatment for patients with varying conditions is covered. Chapter titles include: respiratory support, cardiac, shock, sepsis, neurology and neurosurgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, behavioural disturbances, trauma, primary retrieval, bariatric, neonatal, paediatric, and specialized retrieval systems.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Retrieval systems Chapter 2 Governance Chapter 3 Retrieval coordination Chapter 4 The retrieval environment Chapter 5 Retrieval platforms Chapter 6 Equipment and monitoring Chapter 7 Crisis resource management Chapter 8 Respiratory support Chapter 9 Cardiac Chapter 10 Shock Chapter 11 Sepsis Chapter 12 Neurology and neurosurgery Chapter 13 Obstetrics and gynaecology Chapter 14 Behavioural disturbance Chapter 15 Bariatric retrieval Chapter 16 Primary retrieval Chapter 17 Trauma Chapter 18 Neonatal retrieval Chapter 19 Paediatric retrieval Chapter 20 Specialized retrieval systems Chapter 21 Checklists Chapter 22 Further reading