SWASFT & SCAS ebooks

A selection of Ebooks available to
SWASFT & SCAS staff & students.

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Prehospital and paramedicine incl. remote/wilderness medicine
Emergency, trauma & critical care medicine/nursing


Cardiovascular System
Clinical and care skills
Emergency preparedness, major incidents & disaster medicine
Infection control
Leadership/management, teamwork, communication, projects
Mental Health incl. Dementia
Mentorship, coaching, reflection, practitioner self-care
Minor injuries- incl. wound management
Neurology/Head Injuries
Patient assessment/examination/observation, diagnosis
Patient transfer/transport & driving
Pharmacology/prescribing, calculations
Professionalism, Ethics and Values
Research, EBP, stats, study skills
Resuscitation, life support, airway management & respiratory system
Safety, quality, clinical governance, human factors
Science- A&P, Pathophysiology
Specific patient groups
Training and education incl. simulation





Prehospital and paramedicine incl. remote/wilderness medicine (Back to top)

100 cases in UK paramedic practice.
ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Ambulance care essentials
Ambulance care practice
Assessment Skills For Paramedics
Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine
Decision making in paramedic practice
Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine
First responder care essentials
Foundations For Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective
Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice : a Systems Approach
Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to First Aid and Medical Emergencies
Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Paramedics: From Street To Emergency Department Case Book
Pre-Hospital Anesthesia Handbook
Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance
Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care
Trauma Care Pre-Hospital Manual




Emergency, trauma & critical care medicine/nursing (Back to top)

ABC of Intensive Care
ABC of Major Trauma
ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Acute and critical care nursing at a glance
Acute Medical Emergencies : The Practical Approach
Acute medicine: a practical guide to the management of medical emergencies
Acute Nursing Care : Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies
Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance
Clinical examination skills in the adult critically ill patient
Core Knowledge in Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Manual of Clinical Procedures and Competencies
Critical Care Medicine at a Glance
Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult
Critical Care Secrets
Critical Care Nursing : Learning from Practice
Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Damage control in trauma care: an evolving comprehensive team approach
Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care : an Evidence-Based Handbook
Emergencies in Critical Care
Emergencies in Trauma
Emergency clinical diagnosis
Emergency Department Critical Care
Emergency Medical Services : Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight
Emergency Medicine: Clinical Essentials
Emergency Medicine: Diagnosis and Management.
Emergency Medicine Secrets
Emergency nursing at a glance
Emergency Triage
Emergency Triage : Telephone Triage and Advice
Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care
Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients:Guide for Nurses & Healthcare Practitioners
Intensive Care Unit Manual
IOC Manual of Emergency Sports Medicine
Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine
Monitoring the Critically Ill Patient
Neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma patient.
Oh’s Intensive Care Manual
Oxford Desk Reference : Critical Care
Oxford handbook of emergency nursing
Quick Hits in Emergency Medicine
Rapid emergency and unscheduled care
Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine
Rosen and Barkin’s 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult
Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. (Drug errors updated in text 12/02/2018)
Telephone triage care.
Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine
Textbook of Critical Care
Trauma : A Comprehensive Emergency Medicine Approach
Trauma and Combat Critical Care in Clinical Practice
Trauma and Orthopaedics at a Glance
Trauma Intensive Care
Urgent Care Emergencies : Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes
Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine


Cardiovascular System (Back to top)

ABC of Hypertension
Cardiovascular physiology
The Cardiovascular System at a Glance
Crash Course Cardiology
Crash Course Cardiovascular System


Clinical and care skills (Back to top)

ABC of Clinical Communication
ABC of Practical Procedures
Advanced Practice in Healthcare : Skills for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
Care Skills for Nurses
Clinical Investigations at a Glance
Clinical Skills Explained
Clinical skills for healthcare assistants and assistant practitioners
Clinical Skills for Nurses
Essential procedures for emergency, urgent, and primary care settings : a clinical companion
Nurses! Test Yourself In Clinical Skills
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Essential Clinical Skills
Nursing practice: knowledge and care
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination & Practical Skills (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Practical Medical Procedures at a Glance
The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
Venepuncture and Cannulation




ECG (Back to top)

150 ECG Problems
The ECG In Practice
ECG in Prehospital Emergency Medicine
ECG Made Easy
ECG Interpretation for Everyone : An On-The-Spot  Guide
ECG notes : interpretation and management guide
The ECG Workbook
Making Sense of the ECG : A Hands-On Guide
Practical Aspects of ECG Recording


Emergency preparedness, major incidents & disaster medicine  (Back to top)

Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine
Crisis and Emergency Management : Theory and Practice
Crisis Management and Emergency Planning : Preparing for Today’s Challenges
Crisis management in acute care settings : human factors and team psychology in a high-stakes environment
Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World
Disaster Medicine : A Case Based Approach
Disaster Rules
Disasters and mass casualty incidents: the nuts and bolts of preparedness and response to protracted and sudden onset emergencies.
Hazards Analysis : Reducing the Impact of Disasters
Health emergency preparedness and response
Human factors challenges in emergency management : enhancing individual and team performance in fire and services
Major Incident Medical Management and Support : The Practical Approach at the Scene
Major Incident Medical Management and Support : The Practical Approach in the Hospital
Making Sense of Disaster Medicine: A Hands-on Guide for Medics
Operational Research for Emergency Planning in Healthcare-Volume 1 and Volume 2. (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Oxford Manual of Major Incident Management
Team Leadership in High-Hazard Environments : Performance, Safety and Risk Management Strategies for Operational Teams



Infection control  (Back to top)

Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control : Theory and Practice
Infection prevention and control at a glance
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Infection Control
Rapid Infection Control Nursing



Leadership/management, teamwork, communication, projects  (Back to top)

ABC of clinical leadership.
Ambulance services : leadership and management perspectives
Clinical Leadership For Paramedics
Communication Skills for Nurses
Effective Teamwork : Practical Lessons from Organizational Research
A Leadership Journey in Health Care : Virginia Mason’s Story
Leading Health Care Transformation : A Primer for Clinical Leaders
Managing Successful Programmes
Managing successful projects with PRINCE2 (2017 ed)
On leadership for healthcare
On strategy for healthcare
Managing Quality : An Essential Guide and Resource Gateway
Preventing Stress in Organizations : How to Develop Positive Managers
PRINCE2 in action: project management in real terms
Project Management for Dummies
Trauma team dynamics : a trauma crisis resource management manual.
Values in Health and Social Care: an introductory workbook


Mental Health incl. Dementia  (Back to top)

ABC of Alcohol
ABC of Dementia
A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Capacity Act
A clinician’s brief guide to the Mental Health Act
Crash Course Psychiatry
Dementia Care at a Glance
Lecture Notes: Psychiatry
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Dementia Care
A pocket guide to understanding alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 : Putting the Principles of the Act Into Practice
Psychiatry at a Glance
Suicide Risk Management : A Manual for Health Professionals



Mentorship, coaching, reflection, practitioner self-care  (Back to top)

Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
Coaching Pocketbook
Developing Reflective Practice:Guide for Students & Practitioners of Health & Social Care
Effective self-care and resilience in clinical practice: dealing with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout.
Excellence in Coaching : The Industry Guide
Health Care Professionalism at a Glance
Managing Coaching at Work:Developing, Evaluating & Sustaining Coaching in Organizations
Mentoring in Nursing : A Dynamic and Collaborative Process
Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare : A Practical Approach
Mentoring in Nursing and Healthcare : Supporting Career and Personal Development
Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice : A Guide for Nurses, Midwives & Other Health Professionals
Mentoring Pocketbook
Mentorship in Healthcare
The Nurse Mentor And Reviewer Update Book
The Nurse Mentor’s Handbook : Supporting Students In Clinical Practice
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Mentorship
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Portfolios and Reflective Practice
Practice Based Learning in Nursing, Health and Social Care: Mentorship, Facilitation and Supervision
The Psychology of Coaching, Mentoring and Learning
Reflection: Principles and Practices for Heathcare Professionals
Reflective Practice For Healthcare Professionals : A Practical Guide
Reflective Practice in Nursing
Reflective practice: transforming education and improving outcomes



Minor injuries- incl. wound management  (Back to top)

Handbook of Splinting and Casting
Managing Minor Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions
Minor Emergencies
Minor Injury and Minor Illness at a Glance
Minor Surgery at a Glance
Wound Care at a Glance
Wound management in urgent care.



Neurology/Head Injuries  (Back to top)

ABC of Stroke
Crash Course Nervous System (max 3 simulotaneous users)
Neurotrauma management for the severely injured polytrauma patient.
Neurotrauma : Managing Patients with Head Injury




Patient assessment/examination/observation, diagnosis (Back to top)

Advanced Assessment : Interpreting Findings and Formulating Differential Diagnoses
Clinical Examination Skills for Healthcare Professionals
Emergency Triage : Telephone Triage and Advice
History and Clinical Examination at a Glance
Macleod’s Clinical Examination
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Examination & Practical Skills (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
Physical assessment for nurses and healthcare professionals
Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination
Textbook of physical diagnosis: history and examination.
Vital Notes for Nurses : Health Assessment
Vital Signs for Nurses : An Introduction to Clinical Observations
Telephone triage care.



Patient transfer/transport & driving (Back to top)

ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine
Emergency ambulance response driver’s handbook
Know Your Traffic Signs
Motorcycle Roadcraft – The Police Rider’s Handbook
The Official DVSA Guide to Better Driving
The official DVSA guide to driving : the essential skills.
The official DVSA guide to driving goods vehicles
The official DVSA guide to learning to ride
The Official DVSA Guide to Riding – the essential skills
The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers
The Official DVSA Theory Test for Drivers of Large Vehicles
The Official DVSA Theory Test for Motorcyclists
The Official Highway Code
Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval : The Practical Approach
Roadcraft – The Police Driver’s Handbook
Safe Transfer and Retrieval: The Practical Approach
Safety and Quality in Medical Transport Systems : Creating an Effective Culture



Pharmacology/prescribing, calculations (Back to top)

Acute pain management : a practical guide
Calculation Skills for Nurses
Crash Course: Pharmacology
Drug Calculations for Nurses
Independent prescribing for paramedics
Medical pharmacology at a glance
Medicine Management Skills for Nurses
Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies
Pharmacology Case Studies for Nurse Prescribers
Prescribing Scenarios at a Glance
The textbook of non-medical prescribing



Professionalism, Ethics and Values (Back to top)

ABC of Clinical Professionalism
Health Care Professionalism at a Glance
Key Concepts and Issues in Nursing Ethics
Medical Ethics, Law and Communication at a Glance
Transitions to practice: essential concepts for health and social care practitioners
Values in Health and Social Care: an introductory workbook
Whistleblowing and Ethics in Health and Social Care



Research, EBP, stats, study skills (Back to top)

Academic and scientific poster presentation: a modern comprehensive guide
A Beginner’s Guide To Evidence-Based Practice In Health And Social Care
Doing Your Research Project : A Guide For First-Time Researchers
How to Do Your Research Project : A Guide for Students in Medicine and The Health Sciences
How to implement evidence-based healthcare.
How to read a paper : the basics of evidence-based medicine
Introduction to research in the health sciences
Medical Statistics from Scratch : An Introduction for Health Professionals
Medical Statistics Made Easy
Nursing and healthcare research at a glance.
Nursing & Health Survival Guide: Research Skills
Paramedic’s Guide To Research
Qualitative Research in Nursing and Healthcare
Research Methods In Health : Investigating Health And Health Services
The Research Process in Nursing
Searching Skills Toolkit : Finding the Evidence
Study Skills for Master’s Level Students, revised edition : A Reflective Approach for Health and Social Care
Studying postgraduate healthcare : a pre-reader
Study Skills for Nurses
Understanding Clinical Papers



Resuscitation, life support, airway management & respiratory system (Back to top)

Advanced paediatric life support : a practical approach to emergencies
Airway Management
Artificial ventilation : a basic clinical guide
Crash Course Respiratory System
The Difficult Airway : A Practical Guide
Essential respiratory medicine
Hagberg and Benumof’s airway management
Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology

Paediatric Advanced Life Support : A Practical Guide for Nurses
Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support : The Practical Approach
The Respiratory System at a Glance



Safety, quality, clinical governance, human factors (Back to top)

Achieving High Quality Care: Practical Experience from NICE
Building a culture of patient safety through simulation : a interprofessional learning model (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Clinical Governance : Improving The Quality Of Healthcare For Patients & Service Users
The Field Guide to Understanding ‘Human Error’
Human factors challenges in emergency management : enhancing individual and team performance in fire and services
Human factors and ergonomics of prehospital emergency care (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Human Factors in Healthcare: Level One
Human Factors in the Health Care Setting : A Pocket Guide for Clinical Instructors
Just Culture : Balancing Safety and Accountability
A Life in Error : From Little Slips to Big Disasters
The Limits of Expertise : Rethinking Pilot Error and the Causes of Airline Accidents
Patient Safety : A Human Factors Approach
Patient Safety and Healthcare Improvement at a Glance
Patient Safety : Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer
Problem solving for healthcare workers: how to get better – lessons can be learned
Rethinking Patient Safety
Safer healthcare : strategies for the real world

Safety at the Sharp End : A Guide to Non-Technical Skills



Science- Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology (Back to top)

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses at a Glance
Anatomy and physiology for dummies
Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies (plus workbook)
Anatomy at a Glance
Crash Course Anatomy
Emergency Pathophysiology: Clinical Applications for Prehospital Care
Essential Pathophysiology For Nursing And Healthcare Students
Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology (plus student workbook)
Medical Terminology For Dummies
Paramedics! Test Yourself In Anatomy And Physiology
Paramedics! Test Yourself In Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology for Nurses at a Glance
Physiology at a Glance



Specific patient groups (Back to top)

Emergency birth in the community
Emergencies in Paediatrics and Neonatology
Eye Emergencies : a practitioner’s guide
Geriatric Emergencies
Midwifery emergencies at a glance
Paediatric Advanced Life Support : A Practical Guide for Nurses
Paediatric Clinical Examination
Pediatric Critical Care
Pre-Hospital Paediatric Life Support : The Practical Approach
Pre-obstetric emergency training: a practical approach.
Safeguarding Children Across Services : Messages from Research
Transgender health: a practitioner’s guide to binary and non-binary trans patient care



Training and education incl. simulation (Back to top)

ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine
A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education : Enhancing academic practice
Building a culture of patient safety through simulation : a interprofessional learning model (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Defining excellence in simulation programs (up to 3 simultaneous users)
Developing Healthcare Skills through Simulation
Educational Research : Contemporary Issues and Practical Approaches
Emergency Medicine Simulation Workbook : A Tool for Bringing the Curriculum to Life
Essential Simulation in Clinical Education
How to Assess Doctors and Health Professionals
How to Assess Students and Trainees in Medicine and Health
How to Teach in Clinical Settings
How to Teach Using Simulation in Healthcare
The Lecturer’s Toolkit : A practical guide to assessment, learning and teaching
Pocket Book for Simulation Debriefing in Healthcare
Pocket Guide to Teaching for Clinical Instructors
Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine