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Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance


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Preface and acknowledgements 7 List of abbreviations 8 1 Life in the Emergency Department 10 2 Diagnosis 12 3 Shock and intravenous fluids 14 4 Imaging in the Emergency Department 16 5 Analgesia 18 6 Airway management and sedation 20 7 Blood gas analysis 22 8 Trauma: primary survey 24 9 Trauma: secondary survey 26 10 Major head and neck injury 28 11 Minor head and neck injury 30 12 Wounds 32 13 Burns 34 14 Hand injuries 36 15 Wrist and forearm injuries 38 16 Shoulder and elbow injuries 40 17 Back pain, hip and knee injuries 42 18 Tibia, ankle and foot injuries 44 19 Abdominal pain 46 20 Urology problems 48 21 Ear, nose, throat and dental problems 50 22 Eye problems 52 23 Obstetrics and gynaecology problems 54 24 Toxicology: general principles 56 25 Toxicology: specific poisons 58 26 Psychiatry: self-harm and capacity 60 27 Psychiatry: the disturbed patient 62 28 Observational medicine 64 29 Loss of function and independence 66 30 Syncope, collapse and falls 68 31 Slow heart rate 70 32 Fast heart rate 72 33 Cardiac arrest 74 34 Chest pain: cardiovascular 76 35 Chest pain: non-cardiovascular 78 36 Shortness of breath 80 37 Anaphylaxis 82 38 Sepsis 84 39 Endocrine emergencies 86 40 Gastroenterology 88 41 Headache 90 42 Stroke and transient ischaemic attack 92 43 Seizures 94 44 Hypothermia and hyperthermia 96 45 Pre-hospital medicine 98 46 Major incident 100 47 Chemical, biological, radiation, nuclear and explosive incidents 102 Case studies: questions 104 Case studies: answers 107 Index 113

About the Author

Thomas Hughes is Consultant Emergency Physician, JohnRadcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and Honorary Senior Lecturer inEmergency Medicine, University of Oxford Jaycen Cruickshank is Director ofEmergency Medicine, Ballarat Health Services, and Senior Lecturerin Emergency Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria,Australia


"With a slim, A4 size and at an affordable price, this book is anexcellent choice for ED work stations or practitioners'bookshelves." (Emergency Nurse, 1 October 2011) "This book is a valuable addition to the "At a Glance" series."(G.J.Ebrahim, 1 May 2011)

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