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Minor Emergencies

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2013 BMA Medical Book Awards 1st Prize Award Winner in Surgery!

Minor Emergencies gives you the practical how-tos you need to handle a wide range of non-life-threatening medical crises with speed and expertise. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, dosages, and techniques, this compact and portable medical reference book delivers fast, efficient guidance just when you need it. With Minor Emergencies on hand, you'll always be prepared!


General physicians

Physician assistants


Paperback, 848 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-323-07909-9


  • Part 1: Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergences

    001 Dystonic Drug Reaction
    002 Heat Illness (Heat Edema, Heat Syncope, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion)
    003 Hyperventilation
    004 Hysterical Coma or Pseudoseizure
    005 Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell’s Palsy)
    006 Migraine Headache
    007 Seizures (Convulsions, Fits), Adult
    008 Seizures (Convulstions, Fits), Febrile and Pediatric
    009 Tension-Type (Muscle Contraction) Headache
    010 Trivial, Minimal, and Minor Head Trauma (Concussion)
    011 Vasovagal or Neurocardiogenic or Neurally Mediated Syncope (Faint, Swoon)
    012 Vertigo (Dizziness, Lightheadedness)
    013 Weakness

    Part 2: Ophthalmologic Emergencies

    014 Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
    015 Contact Lens Complications
    016 Corneal Abrasion
    017 Foreign Body, Conjunctival
    018 Foreign Body, Corneal
    019 Hordeolum (Sty)
    020 Iritis (Acute Anterior Uveitis)
    021 Periorbital and Conjunctival Edema
    022 Periorbital Ecchymosis (Black Eye)
    023 Removal of Dislocated Contact Lens
    024 Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
    025 Ultraviolet Keratoconjunctivitis (Welder’s or Tanning Bed Burn)

    Part 3: Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

    026 Cerumen Impaction (Earwax Blockage)
    027 Epitaxis (Nosebleed)
    028 Foreign Body, Ear
    029 Foreign Body, Nose
    030 Foreign Body, Throat
    031 Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup)
    032 Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
    033 Nasal Fracture (Broken Nose)
    034 Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear), Acute
    035 Otitis Media, Acute
    036 Otitis Media with Effusion; Serous (Secretory) Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
    037 Perforated Tympanic Membrane (Ruptured Eardrum)
    038 Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)
    039 Rhinitis, Acute (Runny Nose)
    040 Rhinosinusitis (Sinusitis)

    Part 4: Oral and Dental Emergencies

    041 Aphthous Ulcer, Acute
    042 Avulsed Tooth, Dental Subluxation, and Dental Luxation
    043 Bleeding after Dental Surgery
    044 Burning Mouth Syndrome, Burning Tongue (Glossodynia)
    045 Dental Pain, Periapical Abscess (Tooth Abscess)
    046 Dental Pain, Pericoronitis
    047 Dental Pain, Postextraction Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket)
    048 Dental Pain, Pulpitis
    049 Dental Trauma (Fracture, Subluxation, and Displacement)
    050 Gingivitis and Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (Trench Mouth)
    051 Lacerations of the Mouth
    052 Mucocele (Mucous Cyst)
    053 Oral Candidiasis (Thrush or Yeast Infection)
    054 Oral Herpes Simplex (Cold Sore, Fever Blister)
    055 Orthodontic Complications
    056 Perlèche (Angular Cheilitis)
    057 Sialolithiasis (Salivary Duct Stones)
    058 Temporomandibular Disorder
    059 Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation (Jaw Dislocation)
    060 Uvular Edema, Acute

    Part 5: Pulmonary and Thoracic Emergencies

    061 Bronchitis (Chest Cold), Acute
    062 Costochondritis and Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
    063 Inhalation Injury (Smoke Inhalation)
    064 Irritant Incapcitant Exposure (Lacrimators, Riot Control Agents, Tear Gas)
    065 Rib Fracture and Costochondral Separation (Broken Rib)

    Part 6: Gastrointestinal Emergencies

    066 Anal Fissure
    067 Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Colic (Stomach Cramps)
    068 Diarrhea (Acute Gastoenteritis)
    069 Enterobiasis (Pinworm, Seatworm, Threadworm)
    070 Esophageal Food Bolus Obstruction (Steakhouse Syndrome)
    071 Foreign Body, Rectal
    072 Foreign Body, Swallowed
    073 Hemorrhoids (Piles)
    074 Innocuous Ingestions
    075 Singultus (Hiccups)
    076 Vomiting (Food Poisoning, Gastroenteritis)

    Part 7: Urologic Emergencies

    077 Blunt Scrotal Trauma
    078 Colorful Urine
    079 Epididymitis
    080 Genital Herpes Simplex
    081 Phimosis and Paraphimosis
    082 Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial
    083 Urethritis (Drip, Clap)
    084 Urinary Retention, Acute
    085 Urinary Tract Infection, Lower (Cystitis), Uncomplicated
    086 Urinary Tract Infection, Upper (Pyelonephritis)

    Part 8: Gynecologic Emergencies

    087 Bartholin Abscess
    088 Condylomata acuminate (Genital Warts)
    089 Contact Vulvovaginitis
    090 Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)
    091 Foreign Body, Vaginal
    092 “Morning After” Emergency Contraception
    093 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
    094 Vaginal Bleeding
    095 Vaginitis

    Part 9: Musculoskeletal Emergencies

    096 Acromioclavicular (Shoulder) Separation
    097 Ankle Sprain (Twisted Ankle)
    098 Annular Ligament Displacement, Radial Head Subluxation (Nursemaid’s Elbow)
    099 Boutonnière Finger
    100 Boxer’s Fifth Metacarpal Fracture
    101 Bursitis
    102 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    103 Cervical Strain (Whiplash)
    104 Cheiralgia Paresthetica (Handcuff Neuropathy)
    105 Clavicle (Collarbone) Fracture
    106 Coccyx Fracture (Tailbone Fracture)
    107 DeQuervain’s Paratenonitis (Thumb Tenosynovitis)
    108 Extensor Tendon Avulsion—Distal Phalanx (Baseball or Mallet Finger)
    109 Finger Dislocation (PIP Joint)
    110 Finger Sprain (PIP Joint)
    111 Fingertip (Tuft) Fractures
    112 Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Avulsion—Distal Phalanx (Splay Finger)
    113 Ganglion Cysts
    114 Gouty Arthritis, Acute
    115 Knee Sprain
    116 Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
    117 Ligament Sprains (Including Joint Capsule Injuries)
    118 Locked Knee
    119 Lumbar Strain (“Mechanical” Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Dysfunction), Acute
    120 Monarticular Arthritis, Acute
    121 Muscle Cramps (Charley Horse)
    122 Muscle Strains and Tears
    123 Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia (Trigger-Points)
    124 Patellar Dislocation
    125 Plantar Fasciitis (“Heel Spur”)
    126 “Plantaris Tendon” Rupture, Gasrocnemius Muscle Tear (Calf Muscle Tear)
    127 Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    128 Radial Head Fracture
    129 Radial Neuropathy (Saturday Night Palsy)
    130 Scaphoid Fracture
    131 Shoulder Dislocation
    132 Tendinopathy: Tendinosis, Paratenonitis (Tendonitis)
    133 Toe Fracture (Broken Toe)
    134 Torticollis (Wryneck)
    135 Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear of the Thumb (Ski Pole or Gamekeeper’s Thumb)

    Part 10: Soft Tissue Emergencies

    136 Bicycle Spoke Injury
    137 Contusion (Bruise)
    138 Fingernail or Toenail Avulsion
    139 Fingertip Avulsion, Superficial
    140 Fishhook Removal
    141 Foreign Body beneath Nail
    142 Impalement Injuries, Minor
    143 Laceration, Simple
    144 Mammalian Bites
    145 Marine Envenomations
    146 Nailbed Laceration
    147 Nail Root Dislocation
    148 Needle (Foreign Body) in Foot
    149 Paronychia
    150 Pencil Point Puncture
    151 Puncture Wounds
    152 Ring Removal
    153 Sliver, Superficial
    154 Subcutaneous Foreign Bodies (Metal, Dental Fragments, Glass, Gravel, and Hard Plastic)
    155 Subungual Ecchymosis; Tennis Toe
    156 Subungual Hematoma
    157 Torn/Split Earlobe
    158 Traumatic Tattoos and Abrasions
    159 Zipper Entrapment (Penis or Chin)

    Part 11: Dermatologic Emergencies

    160 Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    161 Arachnid Envenomation (Spider Bite)
    162 Arthropod Bites (Bug Bites, Insect Bites)
    163 Cutaneous Abscess or Pustule
    164 Cutaneous Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption)
    165 Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)
    166 Erysipelas, Cellulitis, Lymphangitis
    167 Fire Ant Stings
    168 Friction Blister
    169 Frostnip, Frostbite, and Mild Hypothermia
    170 Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
    171 Hymenoptera (Bee, Wasp, Hornet) Envenomation
    172 Impetigo
    173 Partial-Thickness (Second-Degree) Burns and Tar Burns
    174 Pediculosis (Lice, Crabs)
    175 Pityriasis Rosea
    176 Pyogenic Granuloma or Lobular Capillary Hemangioma (Proud Flesh)
    177 Scabies (Human Itch Mite)
    178 Sea Bather’s Eruption (Sea Lice)
    179 Sunburn
    180 Tick Removal
    181 Tinea Pedis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Corporis (Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, Ringworm)
    182 Toxicodendron (Rhus) Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac)
    183 Uticaria (Hives), Acute
    184 Warts (Common and Plantar)


    Appendix A Complete Eye Examination
    Appendix B Digital Block
    Appendix C Fingertip Dressing, Simple
    Appendix D Oral Nerve Blocks
    Appendix E Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
    Appendix F Rabies Prophylaxis
    Appendix G Regional Poison Control Center Phone Numbers
    Appendix H Tetanus Prophylaxis


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