In-Flight Medical Emergencies

A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response

Editors: Nable, Jose V., Brady, William (Eds.)

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  • Covers common emergencies that occur during flight for the traveling physician
  • Considers the pathophysiological differences of caring for a person on an airplane
  • Details medicolegal issues for domestic and international flights
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About this book

This book is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flight. Health care providers should consider responding to emergencies during flight as there are often no other qualified individuals on board. This text covers the most common emergencies encountered during flight, both general medical emergencies and those specifically tied to the effects of flying, including cardiac, respiratory, and neurological issues. Medicolegal issues are considered in depth, for both United States domestic and international flights, as there is potential legal risk involved in giving medical assistance on a flight. Additional chapters are dedicated to pre-flight clearance and the role non-physician healthcare providers can play. In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is an essential resource for not only physicians but all healthcare professionals who travel regularly. 

About the authors

Jose V. Nable, MD, is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Medical Director at Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service.

William Brady, MD, is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Operational Medical Director of Albemarle County Fire Rescue. He has worked extensively in travel medicine and related inflight medical events.

Reviews

“In-Flight Medical Emergencies: A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response is a practical guide for health care professionals encountering medical emergencies during commercial flights. It is helpful and informative … .” (Didier Payen, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 128 (28), February, 2019)

“It is written primarily for physicians, in any specialty and nurses, but it does include a chapter for other healthcare providers who travel by air. … This is a concise, comprehensive overview for in-flight medical emergencies. It covers systems-based complaints, but also addresses legal issues and other considerations including pre-flight clearance and interactions with ground-based medical services. The book is substantial, even including basic science pathophysiology related to airplane travel.” (Michael D. Zwank, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2018)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Setting the Scene

    Pages 1-8

    Nable, Jose V., M.D., M.S., NRP (et al.)

  • Pathophysiology of Flight

    Pages 9-24

    Ramin, Geoffrey A., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.E.M.

  • Medicolegal Issues Arising from In-Flight Medical Emergencies in Commercial Travel

    Pages 25-31

    Gregory Webb, J., Esq. (et al.)

  • International Flight Considerations

    Pages 33-44

    Mulligan, Terrence, D.O., M.P.H.

  • In-Flight Evaluation and Management of Cardiac Illness

    Pages 45-51

    Duchateau, François-Xavier, M.D. (et al.)

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-74233-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide to Preparedness and Response
Editors
  • Jose V. Nable
  • William Brady
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74234-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74234-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-74233-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 186
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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