A trauma system involves the interaction of prehospital care, emergency centre care and definitive care (including prevention and rehabilitation services), providing an organised approach to acutely injured patients within a defined geographical area, from primary care to advanced care. Trauma is, after infectious disease, the second leading cause of death and disability in Africa (Table […]
What to do when treatment becomes trauma Of increasing concern to all health professionals is the mental and emotional trauma that can result from adverse medical experiences ranging from life-threatening events to even routine medical procedures. This groundbreaking book is the first to conceptualize the psychological aspects of medical trauma and provide mental health and […]
National EMS Education Standards and Instructional Guidelines – Completed in 2009, the National EMS Education Standards (the Standards) represents yet another step toward realizing the vision of the 1996 EMS Agenda for the Future, as articulated in the 2000 EMS Education Agenda for the Future: A Systems Approach. The Standards define the minimal entry-level educational […]
Orthopedic Trauma Care is a valuable resource for optimizing the care of orthopedic trauma patients. The book begins by presenting classification, wound and fracture healing, principles of fracture treatment, and information on the care of polytrauma patients. It closes with details on specific injuries and common complications and syndromes secondary to traumatic injuries.
This book entitled Trauma and emergency health care manual: a guide for nursing and medical students is a training tool used at School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) skills laboratory to train nursing and medical students on the basics of emergency health care and management. The expatiation on key emergency or first aid areas […]
The doctors who tried to save President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Hospital in November of 1963 agreed—either out of respect or fear—not to publish what they had seen, heard, and felt. Then in 1990, one of the Dallas surgeons who worked on JFK in Trauma Room One, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, decided after much deliberation […]
Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about […]