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
eBook ISBN:
9780702049002
Print ISBN:
9780702040443

About the authors

Richard Harrison

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician, The University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton on Tees, UK

Lynda Daly

Affiliations and Expertise

Community Practitioner, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland Community Trust, Guisborough, UK