An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine

An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Building on the strengths of its award-winning predecessor, this new edition of An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine is a must-have resource for individuals training and practising in this challenging specialty. Guided by the patient's chief complaint, this text presents a concise, methodical approach to patient evaluation, management and problem solving in the Emergency Department. Unlike other textbooks, which elaborate on known diagnoses, this extraordinary book approaches clinical problems as clinicians approach patients - without full knowledge of the final diagnosis. Fully revised and updated, the second edition includes new chapters on sepsis, bleeding, burns, neonatal, alcohol-related, and dental emergencies. Stunning full-color chapters include clinical images (photographs, ECGs and radiologic studies), detailed illustrations and practical tables. Written and edited by experienced educators, researchers, and practitioners in Emergency Medicine, this text is core reading for students and residents, and an important resource for practising emergency physicians, faculty, and other healthcare providers.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 912 pages
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 120 b/w illus. 286 colour illus. 379 tables
  • 1139334697
  • 9781139334693

Table of contents

Preface; Part I. Principles of Emergency Medicine: 1. Approach to the emergency patient Gus M. Garmel; 2. Airway management S. V. Mahadevan and Shannon Sovndal; 3. Cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation Matthew Strehlow and Brian Lin; 4. Cardiac dysrhythmias S. V. Gurudevan; 5. Sepsis Emanuel Rivers; 6. Shock Robert J. Sigillito and Peter M. C. DeBlieux; 7. Traumatic injuries David E. Manthey and Kim Askew; 8. Prehospital care and emergency medical services Jeff Goodloe and Paul D. Biddinger; 9. Pain management Eustacia (Jo) Su; Part II. Primary Complaints: 10. Abdominal pain S. V. Mahadevan; 11. Abnormal behavior Tim Meyers and Gus M. Garmel; 12. Alcohol-related emergencies John Rose and Eric Laurin; 13. Allergic reactions and anaphylactic syndromes Steven Go; 14. Altered mental status Barry Simon and Flavia Nobay; 15. Bleeding Jonathan E. Davis; 16. Burns David Wald; 17. Chest pain Jeffrey A. Tabas and Susan B. Promes; 18. Constipation Victoria Brazil; 19. Crying and irritability Lee W. Shockley and Katherine Bakes; 20. Dental emergencies Kip Benko; 21. Diabetes-related emergencies Christopher R. H. Newton; 22. Diarrhea Rawle A. Seupaul; 23. Dizziness and vertigo Andrew K. Chang; 24. Ear pain, nosebleed and throat pain: 24a. Ear pain Gregory H. Gilbert and S. V. Mahadevan; 24b. Nosebleed Gregory H. Gilbert; 24c. Throat pain Alice Chiao; 25. Extremity trauma Dan Garza and Gregory W. Hendey; 26. Eye pain, redness and visual loss Janet G. Alteveer; 27. Fever in adults Gus M. Garmel; 28. Fever in children Lynne McCullough and Eric Savitsky; 29. Gastrointestinal bleeding Stuart Swadron and H. Brendan Kelleher; 30. Headache Gino A. Farina and Kumar Alagappan; 31. Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies Robert Galli and Loretta Jackson-Williams; 32. Joint pain Douglas W. Lowery; 33. Low back pain Mel Herbert, Mary Lanctot-Herbert and S. V. Mahadevan; 34. Neonatal emergencies Richard Cantor; 35. Pelvic pain Peter G. Kumasaka; 36. Rash Jamie Collings; 37. Scrotal pain Jonathan E. Davis; 38. Seizures Stephen R. Hayden; 39. Shortness of breath in adults Sharon E. Mace; 40. Shortness of breath in children Ghazala Sharieff; 41. Syncope Amal Mattu; 42. Toxicologic emergencies Steven A. Mclaughlin and Randy Myers; 43. Urinary-related complaints Fred A. Severyn; 44. Vaginal bleeding Pamela L. Dyne; 45. Vomiting Jennifer A. Oman; 46. Weakness R. Jason Thurman; Part III. Unique Issues in Emergency Medicine: 47. Child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence Carolyn J. Sachs; 48. Environmental emergencies: 48a. Drowning Paul Auerbach and Ken Zafren; 48b. Heat illness Ken Zafren; 48c. Hypothermia Ken Zafren; 48d. Lightning injuries Ken Zafren; 48e. Terrestrial venomous bites and stings Robert L. Norris; 49. Ethics and end of life issues Michael A. Gisondi; 50. Legal aspects of emergency care Jorge Martinez; 51. Medical errors, patient safety and injury prevention Cherri Hobgood; 52. Occupational exposures in the emergency department Greg Moran and Sophie Terp; Part IV. Appendices: Appendix A. Common emergency procedures George Sternbach; Appendix B. Laceration repair Wendy Coates and Michelle Lin; Appendix C. Clinical decision rules Micelle Haydel and Gus Garmel; Appendix D. Procedural sedation and analgesia Eustacia (Jo) Su; Appendix E. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma Sarah Williams and Laleh Gharahbaghian; Appendix F. Interpretation of emergency laboratories Corey Heitz.show more

About S. V. Mahadevan

S. V. Mahadevan is Associate Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine, and Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine. He serves as the Emergency Department Medical Director, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA, USA. He directs Stanford Emergency Medicine International (SEMI) and serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. Gus M. Garmel is Co-Program Director, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Senior Staff Emergency Physician, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA, USA and Medical Student Clerkship Director, Surgery 313D (Emergency Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also Senior Editor of The Permanente Journal.show more

Review quote

Review of the first edition: 'An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine has something for everyone, at all levels, from student to senior. ... The principal 'added value' of the book is the symptoms-based, rather than diagnosis-based, approach. Patients are managed according to the severity of their presentation, often when the clinical 'picture' is incomplete, so the focus is on clinical decision-making.' Clinical Medicine Review of the first edition: 'I rather liked this book. In particular the way the various topics were laid out giving advice on how to approach the patient. ... This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own. I wish it had been available many years ago when I was a trainee working in the Accident and Emergency Department.' Anaesthesia Review of the first edition: 'As a clinical practitioner, I find this is one of the most useful general texts I have seen in some time.' Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal Review of the first edition: 'It was direct, gave good advice and led the reader to pass on a well examined, well diagnosed and well treated patient to the next layer of the complex medical tree that is today's modern general hospital. This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own.' British Journal of Anaesthesia Review of the first edition: 'I have found this work an excellent introduction to emergency medicine, and [it] should be first reading for any new student interested in emergency medicine. Dr Mahadevan and Dr Garmel should be applauded for this work.' Biowww.netshow more

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