Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine E-Book

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Peter Cameron, Mark Little, Biswadev Mitra, Conor Deasy
Elsevier Health Sciences, May 23, 2019 - Medical - 1104 pages

Since the first edition of Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine was published twenty years ago, there has been enormous change in the way emergency care is delivered. This has occurred both in countries where emergency medicine was originally developed and in those where its application was limited because of cost. Emergency medicine is now perceived as the cornerstone of response to acute illness regardless of resources.

This fully revised Fifth Edition provides clear and consistent coverage of this constantly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions it covers all the major topics relevant to the practice of emergency medicine. The book will prove invaluable to professionals working in this setting – including nurse specialists and paramedics – who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating the latest best practice and evidence-based guidelines.

This edition comes with an enhanced electronic version with video and self-assessment content, providing a richer learning experience and making rapid reference easier than ever before, anytime, anywhere.

  • A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department.
  • Chapters are highly readable and concise – boxes summarise chapter key points and highlight controversial areas of treatment.
  • The content is highly practical, clinically orientated and thoroughly updated in all the core subjects
  • There have been major updates in topics such as airway, shock and sepsis where guidelines have changed rapidly.
  • The imaging chapters have also evolved with changing practice and improved technology, to be concordant with evidence on the importance of image interpretation by emergency clinicians.
  • There are major sections on other skills and issues of key importance to today’s advanced emergency medicine practitioner, such as staffing, overcrowding, triage, patient safety and quality measures.
  • In addition, difficult topics such as death and dying, the challenging patient, ethics, giving evidence and domestic violence are covered. Governance, training, research and organisational subjects such as disaster planning and response, humanitarian emergencies and refugee medicine are included to give the reader a framework to understand the complexity of managing major emergency systems of care.
 

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An up to date and readable key reference for registrars and senior clinicians; tables and graphics work well with googlebooks - I refer to this text frequently with my mobile devices.

Contents

1 RESUSCITATION
1
2 CRITICAL CARE
12
3 TRAUMA
67
4 ORTHOPAEDIC EMERGENCIES
147
5 CARDIOVASCULAR EMERGENCIES
193
6 RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES
262
7 DIGESTIVE EMERGENCIES
301
8 NEUROLOGY EMERGENCIES
352
17 DENTAL EMERGENCIES
557
18 EAR NOSE AND THROAT EMERGENCIES
561
19 OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY EMERGENCIES
567
20 PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES
595
21 CHALLENGING SITUATIONS
628
22 PAIN RELIEF
660
23 EMERGENCY IMAGING
678
24 ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES
700

9 INFECTIOUS DISEASE EMERGENCIES
390
10 GENITOURINARY EMERGENCIES
457
11 ENDOCRINE EMERGENCIES
472
12 METABOLIC EMERGENCIES
484
13 HAEMATOLOGY EMERGENCIES
497
14 RHEUMATOLOGY AND MUSCULOSKELETAL EMERGENCIES
517
15 DERMATOLOGY EMERGENCIES
540
16 OCULAR EMERGENCIES
549
25 TOXICOLOGY EMERGENCIES
731
26 TOXINOLOGY EMERGENCIES
819
27 ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE
835
28 EMERGENCY MEDICINE AND THE LAW
858
29 EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SYSTEMS
887
30 ADMINISTRATION
923
Index
951
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