Key Features

  • Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations.
  • Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice.
  • Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs.
  • Practical rapid reference appendix.
  • Detailed glossary and index.

Table of Contents

1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

2. Securing the airway and ventilation: Resuscitation procedures

3. Resuscitation and emergency procedures

4. Ultrasound in emergency medicine

5. The patient with chest pain, dyspnoea or haemoptysis

6. Acute Myocardial infarction

7. Respiratory emergencies, acute breathlessness

8. Acute pulmonary oedema

9. Pulmonary embolis and venous thrombosis

10. Shock

11. Clinical Electrocardiology and arrhythmia management

12. Trauma

13. Neurosurgical emergencies

14. Aortic and vascular emergencies

15. Orthopaedic principles, fractures and dislocations

16. Hand injuries and care

17. Urological emergencies

18. Burns

19. Pain control and analgesia

20. Patient transport and retrieval

21. Mass casualty, chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies

22. Neurology

23. Sick patients and tips

24. Gastrointestinal emergencies

25. Poisoning, overdosage and alcohol

26. Drowning

27. Envenomation

28. Electrical injuries

29. Hypothermia, hyperthermia

30. Childhood emergencies

31. Geriatric care

32. Emergency gynaecology

33. Endocrine emergencies

34. Metabolic disorders

35. Ophthalmic emergencies

36. Ear, nose and throat emergencies

37. Dental emergencies

38. Mental health presentations

39. Dermatological presentations to emergency

40. Infectious diseases

41. The immunocompromised patient

42. Haematology

43. Diagnostic imaging

44. Rural emergencies, indigenous or remote emergency attendances

45. Advanced nursing roles

46. Working with IT and the General Practitioner

47. Quality emergency care and administration

48. Students guide to an emergency term

Details

No. of pages:
1052
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780729541466
Electronic ISBN:
9780729581462