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Emergency Medicine

Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition, 7th Edition

By Anthony FT Brown, Mike Cadogan

CRC Press

535 pages | 23 Color Illus.

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Emergency Medicine: Diagnosis and Management incorporates the latest ideas and evidence base underpinning best practice emergency medicine care. This book covers a wide variety of emergencies, including general medical, critical care, infectious disease, foreign travel, acid-base and electrolytes to surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, obstretrics and gynaecology, ophthalmic, ENT and psychiatric, as well as toxicology, practical procedures and administrative and legal issues.

Presented in an easy-to-read format, the book includes succinct bullet point text, synoptic tables, charts and diagrams to find key information quickly, in a new edition aimed as much for use at the bedside as it is for studying. Every emergency topic is approached in the same standardized format covering first the Diagnosis and then Management.

Diagnosis includes essential knowledge to elicit in the history including background and epidemiology, characteristic features on examination including vital signs and organ-specific findings, and investigations such as bedside testing, laboratory testing, and radiology. Management then covers general supportive measures, specific treatment, and the disposal decision including whether time-critical, to which specialty and conversely who may safely go home.

The text is supported by a wealth of additional online material at www.lifeinthefastlane.com including high-resolution clinical images, videos, case-based questions, examination material and links to online references. This edition is completely revised and contains up-to-date evidence on every topic, including the latest 2015 CPR guidelines, sepsis guidelines, major trauma management, HIV care and many other newly released treatment protocols.

Reviews

"As a physician who teaches a lot of residents and medical students, I find this type of book very useful and easy to recommend. It serves well as an adjunct to other books and lectures and really tells readers just the important stuff. It has been five years since the prior edition and the authors have updated the book nicely, and include a reference to an online blog/website that is published privately by one of the authors." - Michael D. Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP(University of Minnesota Medical School), Doody Enterprises

Table of Contents

CRITICAL CARE EMERGENCIES

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Acute Upper Airway Obstruction

Shocked Patient

Unconscious Patient

Anaphylaxis

Severe Head Injury

Critical Care Areas Drug Infusion Guidelines

Further Reading

GENERAL MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

Chest Pain

Cardiac Arrhythmias

Breathless Patient

Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage

Diabetic Coma and Pre-Coma

Altered Conscious Level

Acute Neurological Conditions

Headache

Acute Arthropathy

Allergic or Immunological Conditions

Skin Disorders

Elderly Patient

Further Reading

ACID–BASE, ELECTROLYTE AND RENAL EMERGENCIES

Acid–Base Disturbances

Electrolyte Disorders

Acute Renal Failure

Further Reading

INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND FOREIGN TRAVEL EMERGENCIES

Febrile Neutropenic Patient

Hepatitis

Gastrointestinal Tract Infection

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Needlestick and Sharps Incidents

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

Tuberculosis

Bites with Rabies or Other Lyssavirus Risk

Common Imported Diseases of Travellers

Pandemic Influenza

Further Reading

SURGICAL EMERGENCIES

Multiple Injuries

Further Diagnosis and Management of Multiple Injuries: Definitive Care

Head and Facial Injuries

Neck Injuries

Chest Injuries

Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma

Additional Orthopaedic Injuries in Multiple Trauma

Head Injury

Burns

Acute Abdomen

Further Reading

ORTHOPAEDIC EMERGENCIES

Injuries to the Shoulder and Upper Arm

Injuries to the Elbow and Forearm

Injuries to the Wrist and Hand

Cervical Spine Injuries

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Injuries

Pelvic Injuries

Injuries to the Hip and Upper Femur

Injuries to the Lower Femur, Knee and Upper Tibia

Injuries to the Lower Tibia, Ankle and Foot

Further Reading

MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SOFT-TISSUE EMERGENCIES

Soft-Tissue Injuries

Non-Articular Rheumatism

Back Pain

Further Reading

PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCIES

General Assessment

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Breathless Child

Stridor

Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea and Vomiting

Febrile Child

Seizures and Febrile Convulsions

Acute Poisoning

Limping Child

Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy

Child Abuse (Non-Accidental Injury)

Further Reading

OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL EMERGENCIES

Gynaecological Assessment and Management

Gynaecological Causes of Acute Abdominal Pain

Bleeding in Early Pregnancy

Conditions in Late Pregnancy

Women’s Medicine Crises

Further Reading

OPHTHALMIC EMERGENCIES

Visual Acuity

Topical Ophthalmic Preparations

Traumatic Conditions of the Eye

Conditions Affecting the Eyelids

Painful, Red Eye

Sudden Loss of Vision in the Uninflamed Eye

Further Reading

ENT EMERGENCIES

Traumatic Conditions of the Ear

Non-Traumatic Conditions of the Ear

Traumatic Conditions of the Nose

Non-Traumatic Conditions of the Nose

Traumatic Conditions of the Throat

Non-Traumatic Conditions of the Throat

Further Reading

MAXILLOFACIAL AND DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Traumatic Conditions of the Face and Mouth

Non-Traumatic Conditions of the Mouth

Further Reading

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCIES

Deliberate Self-Harm

Violent Patient

Alcohol and Drug Dependency and Abuse

Involuntary Admission

Further Reading

TOXICOLOGY

Acute Poisoning: General Principles

Specific Poisons

Chemical Burns

Further Reading

TOXINOLOGY EMERGENCIES

Snake Bites

Spider Bites

Marine Envenomation

Bee and Wasp Stings

Further Reading

ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES

Heat, Cold and Drowning

Sports-Diving Accidents

Electrocution and Lightning Strike

Further Reading

ADMINISTRATIVE AND LEGAL ISSUES

Habits of a Good Emergency Department Doctor

Triage

Consent, Competence and Refusal of Treatment

Police, Coroner and Attending Court

Retrieval and Inter-Hospital Transfer

Major Incident

Further Reading

PRACTICAL PROCEDURES

Endotracheal Intubation

Rapid Sequence Induction Intubation

Cricothyrotomy

Needle Thoracentesis

Intercostal Catheter Insertion

DC Cardioversion

Pericardial Aspiration

Central Line Insertion

Intraosseous Line Insertion

Lumbar Puncture

Indwelling Urethral Catheter Insertion

Nasogastric Tube Insertion

Bier’s Intravenous Regional Block

Femoral Nerve Block

Digital Nerve Ring Block

Knee Aspiration

Further Reading

Glossary

Appendix: Normal Laboratory Values

About the Authors

Professor Anthony F.T. Brown, MB ChB, FRCP, FRCS(Ed), FRCEM, FACEM, professor of emergency medicine, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Queensland; and senior staff specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia

Mike Cadogan, MA(Oxon), MB ChB (Ed), FACEM, staff specialist in emergency medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, Perth, Australia; and chief medical editor and co-founder of Lifeinthefastlane.com.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED015000
MEDICAL / Critical Care
MED026000
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MED045000
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine