Full Author: John M. Howell, MD, FACEP, Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC. Associate Editors: Michael Altieri, MD, FAAP, Andy S. Jagoda, MD, FACEP, John E. Prescott, MD, FACEP, James L. Scott, MD, FACEP & Thomas O. Stair, MD, FACEP.
Description: This comprehensive new resource is an emergency medicine text written by practicing emergency physicians. Chapters are organised in the same manner that readers approach their patients. An active writing style, highlight boxes, and over 1000 tables and figures offer fast access to vital clinical guidance.
Features: FEATURES: * Gives readers the most urgently needed information first. * Integrates approaches to the pediatric patient throughout the text--and includes stand-alone chapters on pediatric issues such as bacteremia. * Offers "Critical Decisions" sections that use decision analysis to help readers decide how to treat, when to admit, and when to transfer. * Speeds the retrieval of information on clinical assessment and treatment essentials with standardized tables. * Coverage of prehospital care. * Presents concise discussions of procedures used most frequently in the Emergency Departments such as airway control and lumbar puncture. * Reviews drug dosages and side effects in a useful pharmacology glossary.
Contents: CONTENTS: Section I: Resuscitation. Section II: Procedures. Section III: Medical Disorders. Disorders of the Heart and Vascular System. Disorders of the Lungs and Chest Wall. Gastrointestinal Disorders. Serious Infections. Immune Disorders. Endocrine, Metabolic, and Nutritional Disorders. Disorders of the Head and Neck. Oncology and Disorders of the Blood. Neurologic Disorders. Disorders of the Renal and Urinary Systems. Disorders of Skin. Psychiatric Aspects of Emergency Medicine. Section IV: Surgical Disorders. Trauma. Musculoskeletal Illnesses and Injuries. Male Urogenital Disorders. Section V: Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Breast Problems. Disorders of Pregnancy. Gynecologic Disorders. Section VI: Toxicology. Section VII: Environmental Disorders. Section VIII: The Practice of Emergency Medicine. Section IX: Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine. Section X: Administrative Aspects of Emergency Medicine. Appendix I: Abbreviated Spanish-English Dictionary. Appendix II: Drug Dosage Index.