Special Issue "Urgent and Acute Prehospital Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2021.
Interests: urgent and acute prehospital care; major incident and field triage; legal and professional aspects of prehospital practice; education of prehospital clinicians
For many patients in need of urgent or acute care, their journey starts before they enter primary, secondary or tertiary services. The term prehospital care has frequently been used to describe this initial phase of the patient journey but does not do justice to the complexity and diversity of the care provided to individuals at the first point of contact with healthcare services. This Special Issue seeks to illuminate the breadth and sophistication of clinical care provided to patients before their access to and in partnership with primary, secondary, and tertiary care services.
This Special Issue seeks to illuminate the breadth andsophistication of clinical care provided to patients beforetheir access to and in partnership with primary, secondary,and tertiary care services. The Special Issue will featureoriginal research, reviews, and short reports reflecting thediversity of prehospital urgent and acute care provided byhealthcare providers with a range of professionalbackgrounds. Of particular interest would be papers in, butnot limited to, the areas of assessment and managementof patients in the prehospital phase of care across the agespan from birth to older age, during pregnancy, those with mental health needs, and vulnerable individuals. Papers may consider emergency and acute care, as well as urgentcare interventions, be that trauma, surgical, medical or mental health. We would also be interested in papersconsidering nonclinical aspects of prehospital care such asmultiprofessional working, the education of prehospitalclinicians, and legal aspects of prehospital practice.
Dr. Tim Kilner
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- Major incident triage
- Field triage