Aeromedical Transportation: A Clinical Guide

Author: Martin, Terence


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  • ISBN: 9780754641476
  • Author: Martin, Terence
  • Publ Date: 2006-12-12
  • Edition: 2
  • Pages: 340
  • Imprint: ASHGATE *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 68783

Table of Contents :

Part One: Introduction: History of aeromedical transportation; Overview; Part Two: Physics and Physiology: The atmosphere; The physiological effects of altitude; The biodynamics of flight; Transmeridian and long haul flights; Part Three: Operational Considerations: Operational aspects of aeromedical transport; The medical flight crew; Aeromedical equipment; Part Four: Clinical Considerations; Indications for aeromedical transport; Clinical considerations in transport of the ill and injured; Transport of patients with spinal injuries; Transport of burns patients; Transport of the obstetric patient; Transport of neonatal and pediatric patients; Critical care retrievals and transfers; Nursing care in the air; Part Five: Organization and Administration: The administration of aeromedical transport organizations; Medicolegal aspects of aeromedical transport; Planning the successful international repatriation; Primary transfers: the casualty evacuation conflict; Index.


Still the only book published anywhere in the world which is devoted entirely to the principles of aeromedical transport, "Aeromedical Transportation" has rightly become known as the sole reference for the industry. This second edition has been radically revised and updated; featuring the latest research, updated references and new chapters on the transport of intensive care patients, and medical emergencies/death in flight. Since the first edition was published in 1996, the concept of 'evidence-based medicine' has been accepted as essential in any book which endeavours to be the accepted knowledge base in its subject area. A very practical text, international in its approach, much of its content is devoted to clinical matters. Administration and organisation are also discussed, but are addressed from the standpoint of the clinical aeromedical escort. The text is suitable for medical, paramedical and nursing personnel and for those working in organizations whose duties include the transportation of the sick and injured by air.

Author Biography:

Dr Terence Martin is a Consultant in Intensive Care and has been involved in the organisation, practice and teaching of both civilian and military aeromedical transport since 1984. Since leaving regular RAF service, he has had senior aeromedical evacuation roles in the UK reserve forces and with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He has spent time as Medical Director at Europ Assistance (UK), trauma registrar with the London HEMS, Senior Medical Officer in the Centre of Human Sciences at QinetiQ, and flight physician for paediatric and adult critical care transfers at Auckland Pacific Air Ambulance. He is currently a consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, UK, Senior Lecturer in Aviation Medicine at Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand, and Director of CCAT Aeromedical Training, UK.


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