Accident and Emergency, 4Ed

Accident and Emergency, 4Ed : Diagnosis and Management

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This hugely popular book justifiably remains one of the best-selling single-author Accident and Emergency handbook in print. Its strength lies in the consistently clear, didactic approach giving immediate access to uncluttered information - ideal for heat-of-the moment decisions by the bedside. No other text sticks to the point quite like this one.

This new edition covers every emergency from the major life-threatening event to the more frequent minor complaint. The essentials of diagnosis and management are described concisely and clearly, including exact drug dosages, relevant practical procedures, patient disposition (and its urgency) to inpatient care, outpatients or community care and common pitfalls for the unwary.

The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated to include many new topics and guidelines at the forefront of developments in acute care. Written primarily for senior house officers in the Accident and Emergency Department, it is packed with thorough, practical advice. It will also prove invaluable to general practitioners, emergency and critical care nurses, paramedics and senior medical students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 184.15 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 4th New edition
  • 0340807202
  • 9780340807200
  • 2,081,293

Table of contents

Part 1 Medical Emergencies
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Chest pain
The breathless patient
Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage
Diabetic coma and precoma
Acid-base and electrolyte disturbances
The collapsed or unconscious patient
Acute neurological conditions
Acute poisoning
Specific poisons
Diseases imported from abroad
Acute monoarthropathy
Acute polyarthropathy
Nonarticular rheumatism
Allergic or immunological conditions
Skin disorders
Sexually transmitted diseases
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Inoculation accidents
The elderly patient
Part 2 Environmental Emergencies
Heat, cold and near drowning
Sports (SCUBA) diving accidents
Venomous bites and stings
Part 3 Surgical Emergencies
Multiple injuries
Head injury
The acute abdomen
Part 4 Orthopaedic Emergencies
Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm
Injuries to the elbow and forearm
Injuries to the wrist and hand
Cervical spine injuries
Thoracic and lumbar spine injuries
Pelvic injuries
Injuries to the hip and upper femur
Injuries to the lower femur, knee and upper tibia
Injuries to the lower tibia, ankle and foot
Soft-tissue injuries
Back pain
Part 5 Paediatric Emergencies
Normal values
General assessment
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cot death
Child abuse (nonaccidental injury)
The breathless child
Abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting
Fits and febrile convulsions
Acute p
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I warmly recommend this book for the senior house officer's pockets, as well as for the bookshelves of Accident & Emergency departments.
Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Lond

Its small size, quality binding, excellent index and well laid-out content will appeal to its target - residents, interns and senior medical students.""
Emergency Medicine

A reliable small text such as this can provide reassurance in moments of uncertainty. In summary, this book can be recommended to junior doctors as a concise and practical guide to the work of an A&E department.
Journal of Accident and Emergency

The book is comprehensive and concise. The section on adminstrative and legal considerations is excellent. All junior doctors should read this chapter before starting work in an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.
British Journal of Anaesthesia.

I find this book a reliable text and will be of enormous help to junior doctors practising accident and emergency medicine for the first time. It is a concise and practical guide.
Postgraduate Medical Journal

Brown's book should be an essential part of the A&E 'shop-floor' library.
Hospital Medicine
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