Emergency Medicine

2nd Edition

An Approach to Clinical Problem-Solving


  • Glenn Hamilton
  • Arthur Sanders
  • Gary Strange
  • Alexander Trott
  • 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 Trau


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    © 2003
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    About the authors

    Alexander Trott

    Affiliations and Expertise

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