Infectious disease ranks only behind trauma in the prevalence of cases seen on a daily basis in the emergency room and takes lives from every culture and socioeconomic class. The changing epidemiology of infectious diseases is a considerable challenge to any physician, as acute, nearly eradicated, and tropical diseases now enter American emergency rooms on a daily basis. This book is a new clinically oriented reference book for the management of such infections in the emergency room and focuses on all diagnostic protocols and treatment strategies that emergency room physicians need to be proficient in when managing patients battling infectious disease. The orientation of the book is uniquely organ-based, with coverage of all viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic disease. The narrative is supplemented with explanatory photos, diagnostic tables, and charts of drug regimens and will prove an invaluable reference for physicians confronting the various manifestations of infectious disease.
Part I. Systems; Part II. Pediatrics; Part III. Special Populations; Part IV. Current Topics; Part V. Overview of Antibiotics; Part VI. Microbiology/Laboratory Tests; Part VII. Infection Control Precautions.
Dr Rachel L. Chin is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and a doctor in the Department of Emergency Services at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr Chin holds dual board certification in the areas of emergency medicine and infectious diseases. She has lectured and written extensively on emergency infectious disease management and was a primary faculty member at the 2004-2005 American College of Emergency Medicine meeting.