Key Features

This book will help you to:

  • Care for patients within the critical first 24 hours of admission
  • Manage patients using the most up-to-date, evidence-based approach
  • Understand the most-common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms
  • Handle the patient’s assessment, understand the observations and manage their disease
  • Easily obtain practical advice in a clear style
  • Explains ‘what to tell the patient and relatives’ in jargon-free language

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Immediate assessment of the critically ill

2. Cardiology

3. Respiratory medicine

4. Acute neurological problems

5. Gastroenterology

6. Diabetic complications

7. Thromboembolic disease

8. Deliberate self-harm, alcohol and substance abuse

9. The ‘social admission’

10. Multisystem failure

11. Emerging problems: outbreaks and deliberate releases – SARS, toxins and biological agents

Details

No. of pages:
452
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780702040443
Electronic ISBN:
9780702049002