Emergency Medicine Fifth Edition

Emergency Medicine Fifth Edition : Emergency and acute medicine: Diagnosis and management

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The fifth edition of this international best-selling emergency medicine handbook has been completely updated and expanded to include the latest evidence-based guidelines in both emergency and acute medicine. The text follows a standard, clear and well set-out approach designed to maximize the practical delivery of care at the bedside. New additions to this edition range from the 2005 CPR Guidelines, febrile neutropenia and acute renal failure to information on handling SARS, bird 'flu and chemical and biological threats, amongst many others. On-the-spot decision making with a constant stream of undifferentiated patients requires a special kind of doctor - one who is up to the challenge and prepared to act, not just think. This new edition will prove an indispensable resource full of succinct, invaluable and appropriate information for the intern, SHO or junior registrar, whether called upon to act in the relative quiet of the night or during the hectic challenge of a weekend afternoon. The same high standards of care are expected with no margin for error; let this book take you to the benchmark, and make you a source of invaluable knowledge for others.
From reviews of the previous edition:
"The language is clear, the advice straightforward, and the scope comprehensive ... an essential part of the 'shop floor' library." Hospital Medicine
"A reliable text ... of enormous help to junior doctors practising accident and emergency medicine for the first time" Postgraduate Medical Journal
" ... logical, methodical and provides a framework for the management of a wide spectrum of illnesses and injury. The conciseness, portability and affordability of this text make it an excellent 'registrar in book form'". Medical Journal of Australia
"This is one of the most popular, widely read small texts available ... an excellent text that gives acceptable, quick answers to patient diagnosis and management". Emergency Medicine
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Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 26.67mm | 684.92g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 5th New edition
  • 16 line drawings
  • 0340927704
  • 9780340927700
  • 207,769

Table of contents

Section I. GENERAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Chest Pain
Cardiac Arrhythmias
The Breathless Patient
Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage
Diabetic coma and precoma
The Patient with an Altered Conscious Level
Acute Neurological Conditions
Headache
Acute Arthropathy
Allergic or Immunological Conditions
Skin Disorders
The Elderly Patient
Further Reading
Section 2. ACID-BASE, ELECTROLYTE AND RENAL EMERGENCIES
Acid-base Disturbances
Electrolyte Disorders
Potassium disorders
Sodium disorders
Calcium disorders
Magnesium disorders
Acute Renal Failure
Further Reading
Section 3. INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND FOREIGN TRAVEL EMERGENCIES
Febrile Neutropenic Patient
Hepatitis
Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection
Needlestick and sharps incidents
Common Imported Diseases of Travellers
Pandemics Threats
Further Reading
Section 4. TOXICOLOGY
Acute Poisoning: General Principles
Specific Poisons
Chemical Burns
Further Reading
Section 5 . TOXINOLOGY EMERGENCIES
Snake Bites
Spider Envenomation
Marine Envenomation
Bee and Wasp Stings
Further Reading
Section 6. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES
Heat, Cold and Drowning
Sports Diving Accidents
Electrical Burns, Electrocution and Lightning Strike
Further Reading
Section 7. 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
The Acute Abdomen
Further Reading
Section 8. ORTHOPAEDIC EMERGENCIES
Injuries to 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 9. MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SOFT TISSUE EMERGENCIES
Soft-tissue Injuries
Non-articular Rheumatism
Back Pain
Further Reading
Section 10. PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES
General Assessment
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Breathless Child
Stridor
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Febrile Child
Seizures and Febrile Convulsions
Acute Poisoning
Limping Child
Cot Death and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Child Abuse (Non-accidental Injury)
Further Reading
Section 11. OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES
Gynaecological Assessment and Management
Gynaecological Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain
Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Conditions in Late Pregnancy
WomenaEURO (TM)s Medicine Crises
Further Reading
Section 12. 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 13. OPHTHALMIC EMERGENCIES
Visual Acuity
Topical Ophthalmic Preparations
Traumatic Conditions of the Eye
Conditions Affecting the Eyelids
The Painful, Red Eye
Sudden Loss of Vision in the Uninflamed Eye
Further Reading
Section 14. MAXILLOFACIAL AND DENTAL EMERGENCIES
Traumatic Conditions of the Face and Mouth
Non-traumatic Conditions of the Mouth
Further Reading
Section 15. PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES
Deliberate Self-harm
The Violent Patient
Alcohol and Drug Dependency and Abuse
Involuntary Detention
Further Reading
SECTION 16. ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL ISSUES
Excellent Habits of the Good Emergency Department Doctor
Triage
Consent, Competence and Refusal of Treatment
The Police, Coroner and Attending Court
Retrieval and Inter-hospital Transfer
Mass Casualty Disaster and the Major Incident
Further Reading
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About Anthony F. T. Brown

Anthony F.T. Brown MB ChB (Bristol), FRCP, FRCS(Ed), FCEM, FACEM Associate 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. (Trained in the UK and currently working in Australia. Editor-in-Chief Emergency Medicine Australasia. Senior Court of Examiners, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). Inaugural ACEM Teaching Excellence Award, 2001).
Michael D. Cadogan MA(Oxon), MB ChB (Edin), FACEM Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth. Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth. (Trained in the UK and currently working in Australia. Expert in Medical Informatics. Winner, Gold Medal / Buchanan Prize, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine Fellowship Exam 2003).
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