It makes effective use of bullet points to get the key messages across and many of the key texts are referenced anyway so that the reader will know where to look for further in-depth information if required. This essential easy-to-use guide provides guidance on the immediate care for patients with sporting injuries. You might just need a magnifying glass to assist you in reading it! Preview Introduction - Anatomy - Principles of managing maxillofacial injuries - Soft tissue injuries - Dental injuries - Maxillofacial fractures - Medical maxillofacial emergencies Introduction - Anatomy - Principles of managing maxillofacial injuries - Soft tissue injuries - Dental injuries - Maxillofacial fractures - Medical maxillofacial emergencies Chapter. I would strongly recommend this little gem to anyone involved in sports medicine. It will also appeal to allied health professionals involved in any aspect of sport. Equipment improves, guidelines change, but textbooks do not automatically update. My one criticism of this fine book is that the authors have included some conditions for completeness that would never meet the criteria of an emergency, in any sporting environment.
Covering every type of sporting emergency from head injuries to altitude sickness, this crucial volume appeals to a wide audience, from the doctor involved directly in sports medicine to the doctor who occasionally watches their children play sport and is concerned that they will occasionally be called upon to give medical advice. The book will also help organizers to plan in advance for larger sporting events. . A bursitis, even if infected, needs to managed in a timely and effective manner, but will never be an emergency. The highest profile sporting medical emergency in recent times was the sudden cardiac arrest of the Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba and, more importantly, the successful resuscitation both on and off the field and his subsequent discharge from hospital. Emergencies in sport will rarely get the media exposure seen in the Muamba case, yet they are not uncommon.
From planning and preparation to collapse during exercise, from altitude sickness to airway injuries, all the key areas are covered in sufficient detail to enable the reader to use this pocket book more as an, aide memoir, rather than as a textbook. For example, one area that is shortly to change is the use of long boards to transfer patients with suspected spinal injury. Sadly, as in any walk of life, accidents happen, equipment fails, humans make mistakes and the unexpected presents itself. Packed with nuggets of detail and edited by clinicians with real experience in the area, it covers almost all emergencies that sports medics could be exposed to. Although it contains all the latest resuscitation advice, readers must be cognisant of the fact that guidelines change and they should use the references or website addresses when provided to confirm that they remain up to date.
One never knows where or when one will be exposed to the next medical emergency; that being the case, this is a very useful number to have in your acute medical bag. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine ; Emergency Medicine. . . . .
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