Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702076244

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine

5th Edition

Editors: Peter Cameron Mark Little Biswadev Mitra Conor Deasy
Paperback ISBN: 9780702076244
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 1104

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Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine provides clear and consistent coverage of this rapidly evolving specialty. Building on the success of previous editions, it covers all the major topics that present to the trainee doctor in the emergency department. In addition it will prove invaluable to the range of other professionals working in this setting - including nurse specialists and paramedics - who require concise, highly practical guidance, incorporating the latest best practice and current guidelines.

As well as covering the mainstream clinical subjects – including cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurology, musculoskeletal, infectious disease, toxicology and psychiatry emergencies, resuscitation and trauma – there are major sections on other skills and issues of key importance to today’s advanced emergency medicine practitioner, such as staffing, overcrowding, triage, patient safety and quality measures. In addition, difficult topics such as death and dying, the challenging patient, ethics, giving evidence and domestic violence are covered.

This edition comes with an enhanced electronic version with video and self-assessment content, providing a richer learning experience and making rapid reference easier than ever before, anytime, anywhere.

Key Features

  • A comprehensive textbook of adult emergency medicine for trainee doctors - covers all the problems likely to present to a trainee in the emergency department.
  • Chapters are highly readable and concise – boxes summarise chapter key points and highlight controversial areas of treatment.
  • The content is highly practical, clinically orientated and thoroughly updated in all the core subjects
  • The book has comprehensive coverage of non-clinical issues such as administration, quality improvement, research and training.
  • The online ExpertConsult ebook includes over 500 self-testing questions related directly to the contents as well as online videos on topics such as central venous line placement and cricothyrotomy.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Resuscitation

Section 2 Critical care

Section 3 Trauma

Section 4 Orthopaedic emergencies

Section 5 Cardiovascular emergencies

Section 6 Respiratory emergencies

Section 7 Digestive emergencies

Section 8 Neurology emergencies

Section 9 Infectious disease emergencies

Section 10 Genitourinary emergencies

Section 11 Endocrine emergencies

Section 12 Metabolic emergencies

Section 13 Haematology emergencies

Section 14 Rheumatology and musculoskeletal emergencies

Section 15 Dermatology emergencies

Section 16 Ocular emergencies

Section 17 Dental emergencies

Section 18 ENT emergencies

Section 19 Obstetrics & gynaecology emergencies

Section 20 Psychiatric emergencies

Section 21 Challenging situations

Section 22 Pain relief

Section 23 Emergency imaging

Section 24 Environmental emergencies

Section 25 Toxicology emergencies

Section 26 Toxinology emergencies

Section 27 Academic emergency medicine

Section 28 Emergency medicine and the law

Section 29 Emergency and medical systems

Section 30 Administration


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About the Editor

Peter Cameron

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Mark Little

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Emergency Physician and Clinical Toxicologist Cairns Hospital, Associate Professor School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance and Consultant Clinical Toxicologist to the NSW Poisons Information Centre, Australia

Biswadev Mitra

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Emergency Medicine, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Conor Deasy

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital; Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland; Clinical Lead, Major Trauma Audit, National Office of Clinical Audit,