Accident and Emergency

Accident and Emergency : Diagnosis and Management

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This revised and updated handbook covers every potential accident and emergency case, from major life-threatening conditions to the more frequently encountered minor complaints. The essentials of diagnosis and management are described, including precise drug dosages and common sources of error. The book includes many new topics and guidelines at the forefront of developments in the A&E department.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 25.4mm | 413.68g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 19 line drawings
  • 0750622334
  • 9780750622332

Table of contents

Section 1 Medical Emergencies: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Chest pain; The breathless patient; Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage; Diabetic ketoacidosis; Fits and faints; Status epilepticus; The collapsed or unconscious patient; Transient ischaemic attacks; The overdose; Specific problems; Venemous bites and stings; Diseases imported from abroad; Hypothermia; Drowning; Sickle cell crisis; Acute monoarthropathy; Acute polyarthropathy; Nonarticular rheumatism; Urticaria; Angioedema; Anaphylaxis; Acute eczema; Sexually transmitted diseases; AIDS; Innoculation accidents; The elderly patient; Disordered behaviour in the elderly; Falls in the elderly. Section 2 Surgical Emergencies: Head injury; Multiple injuries; Burns; the Acute abdomen. Section 3 Orthopaedic Emergencies: Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm; Injuries to the elbow and forearm; Injuries to the wrist and hand; 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-tisse injuries; Back pain. Section 4 Paediatric Emergencies: Some helpful normal values; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Cot death; Child abuse; The breathless child; Stridor; Acute abdominal pain; Recurrent abdominal pain; Dehydration, diarrhoea and vomiting; Fever; Fits; Febrile convulsions; Poisoning and accidental overdose; the Limping child. Section 5 ENT emergencies: Traumatic conditions of the ear; Nontraumatic conditions of the ear; Traumatic conditions of the nose; Nontraumatic conditions of the nose; Nontraumatic conditions of the throat. Section 6 Ophthalmological Emergencies: Traumatic conditions of the eye; Conditions affecting the eyelids; The painful, red eye; Sudden loss of vision. Section 7 Oral surgery emergencies: Traumatic conditions of the face and mouth; Nontraumatic conditions of the mouth. Section 8 Gynaecological emergencies: Gynaecological causes of acute abdominal pain; Bleeding in early pregnancy; Conditions in late pregnancy; Postcoital contraception; Missed
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