Community Emergency Medicine

1st Edition

Authors:

  • 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    256
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2008
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443103254
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455740994

    About the authors

    Jim Wardrope

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Emergency Medicine Consultant Consultant in Emergency Medicine

    Peter Driscoll

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, College of Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, UK

    J Colville Laird

    Affiliations and Expertise

    General Practitioner and Director of Education for BASICS, Auchterarder, Perthshire, UK

    Malcolm Woollard

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultat Paramedic and Director, Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Research Unit, Visiting Professor in Pre-hospital emergency Care, University of Teeside