The Oxford Handbook of Pre-Hospital Care provides the reader with authoritative, evidence-based advice on the assessment and management of pre-hospital care emergencies. The Oxford Handbook format and its pocket size make its content readily accessible and it can be carried easily in jackets or other personal protective clothing. Each section defines the important clinical features of the named condition and includes boxes containing essential advice. The treatment section incorporates national and international guidelines and protocols where available and reflects current best practice. Topics include scene safety, personal protective equipment, basic and advanced life support, head injuries, chest injuries, abdominal and pelvic injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, medical emergencies, mass gathering incidents, major incidents, burns and related problems. The bestselling Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine provides practical, accessible guidelines on a huge range of situations that present to the emergency department.The text is deliberately precise and prescriptive, giving up-to-date step-by-step advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients. Practical guidance on the management of a huge range of situations is provided including poisoning, major trauma, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatric and paediatric emergencies. Important practical procedures are covered in a stepwise, easy-to-follow format with line diagrams illustrating anatomical landmarks. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the 2006 Resuscitation Council guidelines, as well as new guidelines from NICE, SIGN, BTS, ATLS and changes to the compulsory psychiatric hospitalisation law. There are updates on management throughout and new information on avian flu, terrorism, hospital-acquired infections including MRSA and hand washing. The authors of both titles have broad experience in various fields including medical emergencies, road traffic collisions, entrapments, ballistic trauma and major incidents. This combined bundle represents fantastic value, with comprehensive coverage of emergency and pre-hospital situations.This is the essential resource for all those working in immediate care or emergency medicine.