Community Emergency Medicine

1st Edition


  • Jim Wardrope
  • Peter Driscoll
  • J Colville Laird
  • Malcolm Woollard
  • Key Features

    • guides the decision making process through a system that enables swift assessment of patients
    • covers a wide range of presentations including chest pain; shortness of breath; paediatric emergencies; abdominal pain; ENT problems; itch and rash; care of the older patient; musculoskeletal problems; neurological problems; psychiatric problems
    • explores ethical issues

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction, summary, the system of care, Jim Wardrope, Colville Laird and Peter Driscoll

    Chapter 2 The system of assessment and care of the primary survey positive patient, Jim Wardrope and Roderick MacKenzie

    Chapter 3 Chest pain, Colville Laird, Peter Driscoll and Jim Wardrope

    Chapter 4 Shortness of Breath, Malcolm Woollard and Ian Greaves

    Chapter 5 The ill child- Assessment and identification of primary survey positive children, Malcolm Woollard and Fiona Jewkes

    Chapter 6 Childhood illness- Assessment and management of primary survey negative children, Fiona Jewkes and Malcolm Woollard

    Chapter 7 Nausea, vomiting and fever, John Hall and Peter Driscoll

    Chapter 8 Problems in older people, Peter Lawson and Chris Richmond

    Chapter 9 Abdominal Pain, Abdominal pain in women, complications of pregnancy and labour, James Gray, Jim Wardrope and Diana Jane Fothergill

    Chapter 10 Management of Neurological Emergencies, Carole Gavin and James Gray

    Chapter 11 ENT Problems, S. Carter and Colville Laird

    Chapter 12 Management Of Allergy, Rashes And Itching, Mike Langlands and Colville Laird

    Chapter 13 The Assessment And Care Of Musculo- Skeletal Problems, Chris Fitzsimmons and Jim Wardrope

    Chapter 14 Overdose and Self Harm, Jim Wardrope and Peter Driscoll

    Chapter 15 Mental illness Assessment, management of depression and self harm. The mental health act, Rosie Doy, Derek Burroughs and John Scott

    Chapter 16 Assessing and managing psychosis, drug misuse and violence and aggression, Rosie Doy, Elizabeth Janes Blowers and Emma Sutton


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    Churchill Livingstone
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