1st Edition

Medical and Surgical Emergencies for Students and Junior Doctors

By Faye Hill, Sash Noor, Neel Sharma Copyright 2014

    Lack of exposure and patient management during undergraduate and early postgraduate training often means both students and junior doctors can have difficulty managing acute medical and surgical situations. This pocketbook provides comprehensive coverage of the common medical and surgical emergencies encountered by medical students and junior doctors. It outlines possible symptoms, signs, differentials, investigations and management in a succinct, easy to comprehend format. By focusing on evidence-based practice, the guide provides the most up-to-date and clinically relevant guide for today's practice, ideal for quick reference on the wards.

    Foreword. Preface. About the authors. List of contributors. Medicine. Gastroenterology. Respiratory. Renal. Neurology. Rheumatology. Endocrinology. Cardiology. Haematology. Additional medical emergencies. Surgery. Deep vein thrombosis. Acute appendicitis. Small bowel obstruction. Large bowel obstruction. Acute mesenteric ischaemia. Acute cholecystitis. Acute diverticulitis. Acute renal calculi. Acute pyelonephritis. Testicular torsion. Abdominal aortic aneurysm. Aortic dissection. Acute limb ischaemia. Necrotising fasciitis. Burns. References. Index.


    Faye Hill graduated from The University of Manchester with a bachelor's degree in medicine. She is now studying for a Master of Science in Internal Medicine from The University of Edinburgh. Faye completed foundation training in Preston and is now an emergency medicine core trainee in Sheffi eld. She has an on going interest in medical education and volunteers as a problem- based learning tutor for undergraduates. Sash Noor, after completing her bachelor's degree in medicine at The University of Manchester, completed her foundation years at Royal Preston Hospital. She is currently an emergency medicine core trainee in South Manchester, where she continues to be actively involved in undergraduate education. Neel Sharma graduated from The University of Manchester with bachelor degrees in pharmacology and medicine. He also holds a Master of Science in Gastroenterology from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Neel undertook his foundation and core medical training in London and maintains a strong interest in medical education. He was appointed Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Medical Education at Barts in 2011, and he previously held the position of Tutor at the Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, from 2012 to 2013. He is also a member of the Curriculum Development Team for the newly established Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore.