Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

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OUP Oxford, Feb 16, 2012 - Medical - 768 pages
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Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book will be your essential guide. Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up to date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.
 

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Contents

2 Lifethreatening emergencies
41
3 Medicine
62
4 Toxicology
179
5 Infectious diseases
219
6 Environmental emergencies
253
7 Analgesia and anaesthesia
271
8 Major trauma
319
9 Wounds fractures orthopaedics
401
10 Surgery
503
11 Ophthalmology
533
12 Ear nose and throat
545
13 Obstetrics and gynaecology
563
14 Psychiatry
601
15 Paediatric emergencies
630
Index
737
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Jonathan P. Wyatt is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and a Forensic Physician at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK. Robin N. Illingworth is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.

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