Acute Medical Emergencies: The Practical Approach (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 5, 2011 - Medical - 536 pages
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Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular AdvancedLife Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support)and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medicalemergencies.

This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects ofdiagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structuredapproach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patientin an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such asbreathlessness and chest or abdominal pain.

There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations,and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures foracute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond.The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations,ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, conciseadvice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

  

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Contents

Working Group
INTRODUCTION
DRUGS COMMONLY USED IN
A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO MEDICAL
AIRWAY ASSESSMENT
BREATHING ASSESSMENT
CIRCULATION ASSESSMENT
DISABILITY ASSESSMENT
THE PATIENT WITH BREATHING
TREATMENT
PREGNANCY
THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENT
ACIDBASE BALANCE AND BLOOD
CENTRAL VENOUS AND ARTERIAL BLOOD SAMPLES
THE PATIENT WITH SHOCK
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