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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About the authors

Alexander Trott

Affiliations and Expertise

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