• Brings together the disparate literature and key guidelines on acute
medicine into one definitive reference
• Covers the whole discipline of acute mediicne, advocating the optimum management of a particular condition
• Topics are presented in a consistent easy-to-read format for reference during a busy clinic
• Reflects the current best practice with an expert author team
In this era of evidence-based medicine, one of the biggest challenges confronting acute medicine clinicians is keeping abreast with the rapidly changing recommendations that guide clinical practice. Oxford Desk Reference: Acute Medicine allows easy access to evidence-based materials on commonly encountered acute medical problems to ensure the optimum management of the acutely unwell patient. Collating all the research-based guidelines and protocols in one easily accessible place and presenting it in a uniform style, this practical book is hugely advantageous for a busy clinician as it is not always easy to access research-based guidelines and protocols when needed in the clinic.
The book is designed so that each subject forms a self-contained topic in its own right. This makes the information simple to find, read, and absorb, so that the book can be consulted in the clinic or ward setting for information on the optimum management of a particular condition.
Edited by three experts in acute medicine, this book should never be far from the acute medicine clinician's side.
Readership: Specialty trainees and new consultants with an interest in acute medicine, and all those involved in the day-to-day management of the acutely unwell patient, other non-specialist acute medics in other fields who have an acute admitting role.
1: Introduction to acute medicine
2: Fluid management and nutrition
3: Lifestyle modification
4: Cardiac diseases and resuscitation
5: Respiratory diseases and respiratory failure
6: Infectious diseases and emergencies
7: Neurological diseases and emergencies
8: Gastroenterology and hepatology
9: Drug overdoses
10: Endocrinology and metabolic disorders
11: Renal diseases and emergencies
12: Anticoagulation and transfusion
13: Immunocompromised patients including HIV positive patients
14: Psychiatric diseases and emergencies
15: Haematological emergencies
16: Rheumatology, orthopaedics, and trauma
17: Dermatological diseases and emergencies
18: Disorders due to physical agents
19: Practical procedures and monitoring
20: Emergencies in the elderly
21: Obstetric emergencies
22: Ethics and end of life issues