Life-threatening emergencies in custody

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Life-threatening emergencies in custody

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Approach to life-threatening emergencies - Airway obstruction - Choking - Near hanging - Tension pneumothorax - Respiratory arrest - The recovery position - Cardiac arrest in custody - Modified advanced life support - Shock - Epileptic fit - The unconscious patient - Suspected meningitis - Other potentially serious emergencies considered elsewhere: - Arrhythmias - Asthma - Chest pain - Delirium tremens - Diabetic emergencies - Drug overdose - Gastrointestinal bleeding - Haemoptysis - Major trauma - Ruptured ectopic pregnancy - Subarachnoid haemorrhage - The acute abdomen

Chapter.  5804 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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