Emergency Medicine

The principles of practice


  • Gordian Fulde, MB BS, FRCS(Edin), FRACS, FRCS(A&E), FACEM, Director, Emergency Department, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst NSW; Professor in Emergency Medicine, University of New South Wales; Member, Senior Court of Examiners, Australian College of Emergency Medicine, Australia

Emergency Medicine: The principles of practice, 5th edition is a practical guide to assist doctors and other health professionals with patients presenting with acute problems. With contributions from over 60 eminent emergency physicians, doctors and other health professionals, the book provides the most up-to-date coverage of treatment and management in acute medical care including resuscitation, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and further care.
Emergency Medicine, 5th edition contains essential information and provides a quick reference tool for emergency physicians, hospital residents, paramedics, ambulance officers, nurses and general practitioners, as well as students of these disciplines.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-7876-9

Table of Contents

1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

2. Securing the airway and ventilation: Resuscitation procedures

3. Resuscitation and emergency procedures

4. Ultrasound in emergency medicine

5. The patient with chest pain, dyspnoea or haemoptysis

6. Acute Myocardial infarction

7. Respiratory emergencies, acute breathlessness

8. Acute pulmonary oedema

9. Pulmonary embolis and venous thrombosis

10. Shock

11. Clinical Electrocardiology and arrhythmia management

12. Trauma

13. Neurosurgical emergencies

14. Aortic and vascular emergencies

15. Orthopaedic principles, fractures and dislocations

16. Hand injuries and care

17. Urological emergencies

18. Burns

19. Pain control and analgesia

20. Patient transport and retrieval

21. Mass casualty, chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies

22. Neurology

23. Sick patients and tips

24. Gastrointestinal emergencies

25. Poisoning, overdosage and alcohol

26. Drowning

27. Envenomation

28. Electrical injuries

29. Hypothermia, hyperthermia

30. Childhood emergencies

31. Geriatric care

32. Emergency gynaecology

33. Endocrine emergencies

34. Metabolic disorders

35. Ophthalmic emergencies

36. Ear, nose and throat emergencies

37. Dental emergencies

38. Mental health presentations

39. Dermatological presentations to emergency

40. Infectious diseases

41. The immunocompromised patient

42. Haematology

43. Diagnostic imaging

44. Rural emergencies, indigenous or remote emergency attendances

45. Advanced nursing roles

46. Working with IT and the General Practitioner

47. Quality emergency care and administration

48. Students guide to an emergency term