Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine : Diagnosis and Management

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The sixth edition of this international bestselling emergency medicine handbook has been completely redesigned, revised and expanded to include the very latest evidence-based guidelines for interns, SHOs and junior doctors who are new to the emergency care setting. The text follows a logical, standard, clear and well set out approach designed to maximise the practical delivery of care at the bedside. Included for the sixth edition: *2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the latest evidence-based guidelines * new sections on: critical care, practical procedures, infectious disease and the traveller, tropical diseases, disaster medicine and multicasualty situations and starting out in the emergency department * a wealth of new appendices and essential key information at a glance * redesigned for instant access to information with clear icons, boxes, tables, charts and practical hints and tips On the spot decision making requires a special kind of doctor - one who is up to the challenge and prepared to act, not just think. This book will provide you with all the appropriate succinct information to act to the same high standards of care in the emergency care setting, whether in the relative quiet of the night or during the hectic challenge of a weekend afternoon or indeed in a disaster.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 621.42g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised and Updated ed
  • ill
  • 1444120131
  • 9781444120134
  • 31,934

About Anthony F. T. Brown

Anthony F. T. Brown MB ChB, FRCP, FRCS(Ed), FACEM, FCEM, Professor, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane Mike Cadogan MA(Oxon), MB ChB (Ed), FACEM, Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perthshow more

Table of contents

Section I CRITICAL CARE EMERGENCIES Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Acute Upper Airway Obstruction Shocked Patient Unconscious Patient Anaphylaxis Severe Head Injury Critical-Care Areas Drug Infusion Guideline Section II GENERAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES Chest Pain Cardiac Arrhythmias Breathless Patient Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage Diabetic Coma and Pre-coma Altered Conscious Level Acute Neurological Conditions Headache Acute Arthropathy Allergic or Immunological Conditions Skin Disorders Elderly Patient Further Reading Section III ACID-BASE, ELECTROLYTE AND RENAL EMERGENCIES Acid-Base Disturbances Electrolyte Disorders Acute Renal Failure Further Reading Section IV INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND FOREIGN TRAVEL EMERGENCIES Febrile Neutropenic Patient Hepatitis Gastrointestinal Tract Infection Sexually Transmitted Diseases Needlestick and Sharps Incidents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection Tuberculosis Bites with Rabies or other Lyssavirus Risk Common Imported Diseases of Travelers Pandemic Influenza Further Reading Section V TOXICOLOGY Acute Poisoning: General Principles Specific Poisons Chemical Burns Further Reading Section VI TOXINOLOGY EMERGENCIES Snake Bites Spider Bites Marine Envenomation Bee and Wasp Stings Further Reading Section VII ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES Heat, Cold and Drowning Sports-Diving Accidents Electrical Burns, Electrocution and Lightning Strike Further Reading Section VIII SURGICAL EMERGENCIES Multiple Injuries Head and Facial Injuries Neck Injuries Chest Injuries Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma Additional Orthopaedic Injuries in Multiple Trauma Head Injury Burns Acute Abdomen Further Reading Section IX 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 Further Reading Section X MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SOFT-TISSUE EMERGENCIES Soft-Tissue Injuries Non-articular Rheumatism Back Pain Further Reading Section XI PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES General Assessment Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Breathless Child Stridor Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea and Vomiting Febrile Child Seizures and Febrile Convulsions Acute Poisoning Limping Child Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) Child Abuse (Non-accidental Injury) Further Reading Section XII OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES Gynaecological Assessment and Management Gynaecological Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain Bleeding in Early Pregnancy Conditions in Late Pregnancy Women's Medicine Crises Further Reading Section XIII ENT EMERGENCIES Traumatic Conditions of the Ear Non-traumatic Conditions of the Ear Traumatic Conditions of the Nose Non-traumatic Conditions of the Nose Traumatic Conditions of the Throat Non-traumatic Conditions of the Throat Further Reading Section XIV OPHTHALMIC EMERGENCIES Visual Acuity Topical Ophthalmic Preparations Traumatic Conditions of the Eye Conditions Affecting the Eyelids Painful, Red Eye Sudden Loss of Vision in the Uninflamed Eye Further Reading Section XV MAXILLOFACIAL AND DENTAL EMERGENCIES Traumatic Conditions of the Face and Mouth Non-traumatic Conditions of the Mouth Further Reading Section XVI PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES Deliberate Self-harm Violent Patient Alcohol and Drug Dependency and Abuse Involuntary Detention Further Reading Section XVII ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL ISSUES Desirable Habits of the Good Emergency Department Doctor Triage Consent, Competence and Refusal of Treatment Police, Coroner and Attending Court Retrieval and Inter-hospital Transfer Mass Casualty Disaster and the Major Incident Further Reading Section XVIII PRACTICAL PROCEDURES Endotracheal Intubation Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI) Intubation Cricothyrotomy Needle Thoracentesis Intercostal Catheter Insertion DC Cardioversion Pericardial Aspiration Central Line Insertion Intraosseous Line Insertion Lumbar Puncture Indwelling Urethral Catheter Insertion Nasogastric Tube Insertion Bier's Intravenous Regional Block Femoral Nerve Block Digital Nerve Ring Block Knee Aspirationshow more

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An absolutely excellent reference book. extremely happy. very useful on shiftshow more
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