Emergency Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780721692784, 9781437720167

Emergency Medicine

2nd Edition

An Approach to Clinical Problem-Solving

Authors: Glenn Hamilton Arthur Sanders Gary Strange Alexander Trott
eBook ISBN: 9781437720167
eBook ISBN: 9780323295284
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 19th November 2002
Page Count: 930

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Back in an all-new edition, Emergency Medicine covers the most common disorders seen in the emergency department in a handy, outline format. It explains the responsibilities of the emergency physician along with the decisions that need to be made. The 2nd Edition is perfect for on-the-go consultation--soft cover, shorter, and more focused.

Key Features

  • Organized by symptom orientation rather than disease, reflecting how patients present.
  • Covers the most common presentations in emergency medicine.
  • Provides case studies throughout the chapters.
  • Gives special consideration to pediatric and geriatric populations in most chapters

Table of Contents

I. Orientation to Emergency Medicine

1. Airway Management
2. Cardiopulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation
3. Shock (Strange)

II. Abdominal and GI Disorders
4. Acute Abdominal Pain
5. Acute GI Bleeding
6. Acute Diarrhea

III. CV Disorders
7. Chest Pain
8. Syncope
9. Hypertension

IV. Cutaneous Disorders
10. Rash

V. Immunologic Disorders
11. Anaphylaxis
12. Immunocompromise

VI. Infectious Disorders
13. Febrile Adults

VII. Toxicology/Environmental Disorders
14. The Poisoned Patient
15. Alcohol Intoxication
16. Heat Illness
17. Hypothermia

VIII. Hematologic Disorders
18. Sickle Cell Disease

IX. Hormonal, Metabolic Disorders
19. Diabetes
20. Acute Metabolic Acidosis and Metabolic Alkalosis

X. Head and Neck Disorders
21. Epistaxis
22. Acute Sore Throat
23. Earache
24. Eye Pain/Redness/Trauma

XI. Infancy and Childhood Disorders
25. Febrile Infants
26. Stridor
27. Dehydration

XII. Muscluoskeletal Disorders
28. Low Back Pain
29. Swollen and Painful Joint

XIII. Nervous System Disorders
30. Altered Menal Status
31. Headache
32. Seizures
33. Stroke

XIV. Psycho Behavioral Disorders
34. Behavioral, including suicide
35. Domestic Violence

XV. Thoraco-Respiratory Disorders
36. Acute Dyspnea
37. Wheezing

XVI. Urogenital Disorders
38. Pelvic Pain in Women (including STD)
39. Vaginal Bleeding

XVII. Trauma
40. Blunt Trauma
41. Penetrating Trauma
42. Abdominal Trauma
43. Chest Trauma
44. Open Injuries to the Upper Extremity
45. Closed Injuries of the Upper Extremity
46. Lower Extremity Injury
47. Head and Neck Trauma
48. Wound Care


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About the Author

Glenn Hamilton

Arthur Sanders

Gary Strange

Alexander Trott

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH