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Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine continues its long tradition of being the most well-known and trusted procedures manual in emergency medicine. The newly revised 6th edition of this classic medical reference has been thoroughly updated with step-by-step Review, Procedure, and Ultrasound Boxes covering the latest equipment, devices, drug therapies, and techniques you need to know for effective practice of emergency medicine. You'll access complete and detailed guidance on exactly when, how, and why to perform all of today’s common and uncommon procedures and get the best results.

Emergency Medicine

Hardbound, 1560 Pages

Published: July 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-0606-8


  • Section I Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring Techniques

    1 Vital Sign Measurement

    2 Devices for Assessing Oxygenation and Ventilation

    Section II Respiratory Procedures

    3 Basic Airway Management and Decision Making

    4 Tracheal Intubation

    5 Pharmacologic Adjuncts to Intubation

    6 Cricothyrotomy and Percutaneous Translaryngeal Ventilation

    7 Tracheostomy Care

    8 Mechanical Ventilation

    9 Thoracentesis

    10 Tube Thoracostomy

    Section III Cardiac Procedures

    11 Techniques for Suproventricular Tachycardias

    12 Defibrillation and Cardioversion

    13 Assessment of Implantable Devices

    14 Basic Electrocardiographic Techniques

    15 Emergency Cardiac Pacing

    16 Pericardiocentesis

    17 Artificial Perfusion during Cardiac Arrest

    18 Resuscitative Thoracotomy

    Section IV Vascular Techniques and Volume Support

    19 Pediatric Vascular Access and Blood Sampling Techniques

    20 Arterial Puncture and Cannulation

    21 Peripheral Intravenous Access

    22 Central Venous Catheterization and Central Venous Pressure Monitoring

    23 Venous Cutdown

    24 Indwelling Vascular Devices: Emergency Access and Management

    25 Intraosseous Infusion

    26 Alternative Methods of Drug Administration

    27 Autotransfusion

    28 Transfusion Therapy: Blood & Blood Products

    Section V Anesthetic and Analgesic Techniques

    29 Local and Topical Anesthesia

    30 Regional Anesthesia of the Head and Neck

    31 Nerve Blocks of the Thorax and Extremities

    32 Intravenous Regional Anesthesia

    33 Systemic Analgesia and Sedation for Procedures

    Section VI Soft Tissue Procedures

    34 Principles of Wound Management

    35 Methods of Wound Closure

    36 Foreign Body Removal

    37 Incision and Drainage

    38 Burn Care Procedures

    Section VII Gastrointestinal Procedures

    39 Esophageal Foreign Bodies

    40 Nasogastric and Feeding Tube Placement

    41 Balloon Tamponade of Gastroesophageal Varices

    42 Decontamination of the Poisoned Patient

    43 Peritoneal Procedures

    44 Abdominal Hernia Reduction

    45 Anorectal Procedures

    Section VIII Musculoskeletal Procedures

    46 Prehospital Immobilization

    47 Management of Amputations

    48 Extensor and Flexor Tendon Injuries in the Hand, Wrist, and Foot

    49 Management of Common Dislocations

    50 Splinting Techniques

    51 Podiatric Procedures

    52 Treatment of Bursitis, Tendinitis and Trigger Points

    53 Arthrocentesis

    54 Compartment Syndrome Evaluation

    Section IX Genitourinary, Obstetric, and Gynecologic Procedures

    55 Urologic Procedures

    56 Emergency Childbirth

    57 Culdocentesis

    58 Examination of the Sexual Assault Victim

    Section X Neurologic Procedures

    59 Management of Increased Intracranial Pressure and Intracranial Shunts

    60 Spinal Puncture and Cerebrospinal Fluid Examination

    61 Special Neurologic Tests and Procedures

    Section XI Ophthalmologic, Otolaryngologic, and Dental Procedures

    62 Ophthalmologic Procedures

    63 Otolaryngologic Procedures

    64 Emergency Dental Procedures

    Section XII Special Procedures

    65 Procedures Pertaining to Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

    66 Ultrasound

    67 Bedside Laboratory and Microbiologic Procedures

    68 Standard Precautions and Infectious Exposure Management

    69 Educational Aspects of Emergency Department Procedures

    70 Physical and Chemical Restraint

    71 Noncardiac Implantable Devices

    72 Radiation in Pregnancy and Clinical Issues of Radiocontrast Agents

    Appendix I Commonly Used Formulas and Calculations

    Appendix 2 Medications and Equipment for Resuscitation


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