Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323036450

Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: Mark Davis Scott Votey
Paperback ISBN: 9780323036450
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 12th June 2006
Page Count: 704

Table of Contents

1. Abdominal Pain

2. Agitation and Psychosis

3. AIDS

4. The Alcoholic Patient

5. Back Pain, Lower

6. Back Pain, Upper

7. Biological Terrorism

8. Bleeding

9. Chemical Terrorism

10. Chest Pain

11. Dizziness (Vertigo)

12. Ear Pain

13. Envenomations

14. Extremity Pain and Numbness

15. Eye Pain and Redness

16. Fever (Elevated Temperature)

17. Fever in Children Under 2 Years of Age

18. Fractures Not to Miss

19. Headache

20. Heat Illness, Hypothermia, and Submersion Injury

21. Hypotension

22. The Irritable Child and Vomiting

23. Jaundice

24. Joint Pain

25. Limping Child/Child Won’t Walk

26. Mental Status Change and Coma

27. Neck Pain and Stiffness

28. Organ Transplantation

29. Palpitations and Tachycardia

30. Radiation Terrorism

31. Rash

32. Scrotal Pain

33. Seizure, Adult

34. Seizure, Pediatric

35. Shortness of Breath

36. Sore Throat

37. Syncope and Near-Syncope

38. Toxic Ingestion, Approach to

39. Trauma and Burns, Approach to

40. Vaginal Bleeding

41. Vision, Change in

42. Weakness and Fatigue

Appendixes

A. World Wide Web Resources and Decision Support

B. Emergency Drug Treatments

C. Pediatric Emergency References and Defibrillation and Cardioversion

Code Blue “Unstable”/”Stable” Reference Card


Description

Current and concise, the updated and revised 2nd Edition of this pocket-sized reference reflects the substantial changes shaping the evaluation and treatment of many emergency conditions today. Its unique "signs and symptoms" approach offers the quickest possible way to diagnose critical conditions in an emergency situation. Organized around presenting symptoms, it can be used in real time to answer patient care questions. Diagnoses are listed in order of their severity in each chapter, with the symptoms, signs, suggested workup, and patient disposition given for each diagnosis.

Key Features

  • Uses a symptom-based approach for quick diagnosis.
  • Features an outline format for real-time reference.
  • Focuses on the 200 conditions most frequently encountered in the emergency room.
  • Presents a useful tool for evaluating the likelihood that a specific symptom - or symptoms - denotes a particular disease, and allows the reader to initiate an appropriate treatment.

Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Mosby 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Paperback ISBN:
9780323036450

About the Authors

Mark Davis Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Institute for International Emergency Medicine and Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Scott Votey Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Assiatant Dean for Medical Education; Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA