An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine: Guide for Practitioners in the Emergency Department

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Cambridge University Press, May 26, 2005 - Medical - 798 pages
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Now with updated ACLS algorithms An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine is a much-needed resource for individuals practicing in this challenging field. It takes a novel approach, describing in detail the best and most current methods including initial patient evaluation, generation of differential diagnoses, problem-solving and management of challenging conditions based on presenting symptoms. Unlike other textbooks, in which the diagnosis is known, this textbook approaches clinical problems as clinicians approach patients - without full knowledge of the final diagnosis. It provides an understanding of how to approach patients with undifferentiated conditions, ask the right questions, gather historical data, utilize physical examination skills and order and interpret laboratory and radiographic tests. It provides current management and disposition strategies with controversies presented, including pearls and summary points for each topic covered. The book is multi-author, each contributor chosen because of a track record in teaching as well as being internationally recognised experts in the specialty.
 

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Contents

Approach to the emergency patient
3
Airway management
19
Cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation
47
Shock85
85
19
241
Low back pain
413
Rash
443
Seizures
473
Legal aspects of emergency care
661
Occupational exposures in the emergency department
669
Appendices
679
Appendix B Wound preparation
707
Laceration repair
713
Procedural sedation and analgesia
725
Appendix E Focused assessment with sonography in trauma
733
Index 753
793

U Section 3 Unique Issues in Emergency Medicine
605
Ethics and endoflife issues
653

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About the author (2005)

S. Mahadevan is the Director of the Emergency Medicine Medical Student Clerkship at Stanford University Medical Center. His areas of expertise among others are: Advanced Trauma Life Support, Emergency Airway Management and International Emergency Medicine, which he has taught both nationally and internationally.

G. Garmel is Co-Program Director of the Stanford/Kaiser EM Residency Program. He is a distinguished (invited) lecturer for numerous medical student and resident programs at state and national meetings (SAEM, ACEP, EMRA). In 2001 he was awarded the prestigious Emergency Medicine Residents' Association National Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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