Accident and Emergency Medicine
Aimed at medical students, medical staff and paramedical staff (including first aiders) who may be involved in the treatment of emergencies in medical or surgical practice, this text demonstrates the most common conditions seen in an accident and emergency department.
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abscess Accident and Emergency acute Aetiology airway anaesthesia anaesthetic anal analgesia antibiotics associated biceps bleeding blood bone bruising burns bursa bursitis cardiac cardiac tamponade cartilage cast causes cervical collar Clinical features Colles fracture corneal cruciate ligaments damage defibrillator deformity diagnosis distal Epicondylitis examination femoral finger flexion forearm foreign body foreign material fragment graft haematoma haemorrhage hand heal hypovolaemia immobilization injuries Aetiology joint knee laceration lateral ligament lateral malleolus lesions limb muscle nail necrosis needle nerve neurovascular occurs most commonly Otitis externa Otitis media pain particularly patella patient Perianal phalanx Posterior dislocation pressure Pretibial produces Pyogenic infection quadriceps reduction referral removed require result resuscitation rupture scaphoid Self-inflicted skin Smith's fracture soft tissues spontaneous sprain staff steroid structures subcutaneous tissue suture swelling symptoms systemic upset tamponade tenderness tendon sheath tension pneumothorax Threadworm Tinel's sign tooth trauma treated conservatively Treatment Treatment Urethral usually vein wound wrist X-rays