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An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine


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Dedication S. V. Mahadevan and G. Garmel; Contributors; Preface G. C. Hamilton; Acknowledgements; 1. Approach to the ED patient G. M. Garmel; 2. Emergency airway management S. V. Mahadevan and S. Sovndal; 3. Principles of resuscitation R. R. Leschke; 4. Cardiac dysrhythmias S. V. Gurudevan; 5. Shock P. M. C. DeBlieux and R. J. Sigillito; 6. Approach to trauma D. E Manthey; 7. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) S. H. Thomas and P. D. Biddinger; 8. Principles of pain management E. Su; 9. Abdominal pain S. V. Mahadevan; 10. Abnormal behavior T. Myers and G. M. Garmel; 11. Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis S Go; 12. Alteration of consciousness B. Simon and F. Nobay; 13. Chest pain J. A. Tabas and S. B. Promes; 14. Constipation V. Brazil; 15. Crying and irritability L. W. Shockley; 16. Diabetic emergencies C. R. H. Newton; 17. Diarrhea R. A. Seupaul; 18. Dizziness and vertigo A. Chang; 19. ENT complaints: nosebleeds, earache and sore throat G. Gilbert and S. V. Mahadevan; 20. Extremity trauma D. Garza and G. W. Hendey; 21. Eye pain: red eye and visual loss J. G. Alteveer; 22. Fever in adults T. R. Peredy; 23. Fever in young children L. McCullough and E. Savitsky; 24. Gastrointestinal bleeding J. Scott Taylor; 25. Headache K. Alagappan and G. A. Farnia; 26. Hypertensive emergencies and urgencies R. Galli and L. Jackson-Williams; 27. Joint pain D. W. Lowery and M. J. Lamberson; 28. Low back pain M. Herbert and M. Lanctot-Herbert; 29. Pelvic pain P. G. Kumasaka; 30. Rash J. Collings; 31. Scrotal pain J. E. Davis; 32. Seizures S. R. Hayden; 33. Shortness of breath in adults S. E. Mace; 34. Shortness of breath in children S. M. Green and L. Brown; 35. Syncope A. Mattu; 36. Toxic ingestion or exposure S. A. McLaughlin; 37. Urinary complaints F. A. Severyn; 38. Vaginal bleeding P. Dyne and R. Oregon; 39. Vomiting J. Oman; 40. Weakness R. J. Thurman and K. Self Reynolds; 41. Child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence C. J. Sachs; 42. Environmental emergencies K. Zafren and R. L. Norris; 43. Ethics and end of life issues M. Gisondi; 44. Legal aspects of emergency care G. Guldner and A. Leinen; 45. Occupational exposures in the emergency department S. J. Playe; Appendix A.Common emergency procedures G. Sternbach; Appendix B. Wound preparation W. C. Coates and F. C. von Trampe; Appendix C. Laceration repair M. Lin; Appendix D. Procedural sedation R. L. Cloutier; Appendix E. Focused assessment with sonography in trauma D. Mandavia and R. Sweeney; Appendix F. Interpretation of emergency laboratories J. M. Ballester.

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An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine focuses on the skills necessary to provide emergency care.

About the Author

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.


'An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine has something for everyone, at all levels, from student to senior. ... The principal 'added value' of the book is the symptoms-based, rather than diagnosis-based, approach. Patients are managed according to the severity of their presentation, often when the clinical 'picture' is incomplete, so the focus is on clinical decision-making.' Clinical Medicine 'I rather liked this book. In particular the way the various topics were laid out giving advice on how to approach the patient. ... This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own. I wish it had been available many years ago when I was a trainee working in the Accident and Emergency Department.' Anaesthesia 'As a clinical practitioner, I find this is one of the most useful general texts I have seen in some time.' Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal 'It was direct, gave good advice and led the reader to pass on a well examined, well diagnosed and well treated patient to the next layer of the complex medical tree that is today's modern general hospital. This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own.' British Journal of Anaesthesia

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