Emergency care

Edited by Suzanne J Hughes and Andy Mardell

in Oxford Handbook of Perioperative Practice

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199239641
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598014 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Emergency care

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Principles of emergency care - A: airway - B: breathing - C: circulation - Types of shock - D: disability and E: exposure - Professional, ethical, and legal considerations of emergency care - Principles of resuscitation in adults - Defibrillation in adults - Principles of resuscitation in children - Choking in children - Death in the operating theatre - Levels of consciousness - Assessing levels of consciousness - Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - Appendicectomy - Splenectomy - Bowel obstruction - Gastrointestinal bleed - Obstetric surgery - Gynaecology surgery - Neurosurgery - Ear, nose, and throat - Ophthalmology surgery - Orthopaedic trauma surgery - Postoperative emergencies - Respiratory disorders - Cardiovascular disorders - Neurological disorders - Seizure/convulsion management

Chapter.  14699 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Operating Department Practice

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