The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, Third Edition

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, Third Edition

by Kevin Knoop, Lawrence Stack, Alan Storrow, R. Jason Thurman
     
 

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The most complete and trusted visual compendium of emergency medicine—extensively updated with 1500 full-color illustrations

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This is an excellent study aid, especially for visual learners....This atlas is perhaps the most comprehensive source of high quality

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The most complete and trusted visual compendium of emergency medicine—extensively updated with 1500 full-color illustrations

A Doody's Core Title for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!
"This is an excellent study aid, especially for visual learners....This atlas is perhaps the most comprehensive source of high quality emergency medicine images available....This book is outstanding. I used it just before my in-service exam and found it a delightful way to solidify the information with images, which greatly increases the chance of recall."--Doody's Review Service

Ideally suited to the bedside practice of emergency medicine, The Atlas of Emergency Medicine is the ultimate visual guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon conditions encountered in the Emergency Department. Filled with 1500 crisp, clear full-color images, this essential clinical companion is logically organized by organ system and then by problem, making it a practical quick reference for medical students, residents in training, new graduates preparing for their certification exam, the practicing physician, and instructors.
The third edition of The Atlas of Emergency Medicine features an even more streamlined presentation with clear, concise text and an unmatched collection of diagnoses-speeding images. Forming the core of the book, these images show you what to look for and are accompanied by brief, high-yield descriptions of clinical problems. The new edition also features an enhanced template, and new coverage of airway emergencies, tropical conditions, toxicologic emergencies, and electrocardiographs.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • 1,500 full-color clinical photographs (more than twice the amount found in the previous edition)
  • New chapter template:
    “Clinical Summary”: clinically relevant observations on differential diagnosis
    “Emergency Department Treatment and Disposition”: a brief overview of need-to-know diagnostic guidelines and recommendations
    “Clinical Pearls”: instructive tips and insights on specific aspects of conditions which are difficult to find in other texts
  • Four new chapters that enhance the book’s hands-on value:
    Tropical Medicine: reflects an increased emphasis on global access to healthcare and easier patient travel
    Toxicology: features an up-to-date, authoritative review of how to diagnose and treat selected toxicological emergencies
    ECG Abnormalities: presents turnkey insights into the rapid recognition of pathological ECG’s, highlighting the electrocardiographic characteristics of each featured clinical problem
    Airway Procedures: includes essential information that guides, improves, and expedites the management of airway emergencies

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of the American Medical Association
A text whose time has come! That would be the best way to summarize this review if one were restricted to six words....Atlas of Emergency Medicine is a monumental work that has earned a place in every emergency department library, and, yes, every hospital library. It really is that useful.
Blumen"
This emergency medicine atlas, with its hundreds of color photographs, plain x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and black-and-white drawings, provides a unique resource to practitioners, linking visual images with clinical diagnosis. This book is designed to serve as a reference and teaching guide for the visual clues seen in emergency medicine. It emphasizes the importance of the visual physical examination and provides immediate feedback to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various illnesses and injuries. This book is intended for attendings, residents, medical students, and educators who provide emergency care. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinicians in family practice, pediatrics, and internal medicine will also find it helpful . There are 32 contributors, with the majority representing emergency medicine. There are four pediatric emergency physicians, one ophthalmologist, and one dermatologist. There are over 115 photography credits. This atlas is divided into two sections. Part I presents 13 chapters by regional anatomy. Part II is made up of specialty areas, including pediatric conditions, child abuse, environmental conditions, and microscopic findings. Each diagnosis is presented through a variety of visual cues and includes associated clinical findings, differential diagnosis, emergency department treatment/disposition, and clinical pearls. The table of contents and index are very good. Additional references are not included. This excellent atlas seems to fill a void in the available emergency medicine books. The photographic reproductions are of very high quality and the layout is practical and straightforward. The book combines photography withclinical education. The result is a reference that is useful both in the clinical setting and in teaching. The book is not intended as a comprehensive textbook, but as a useful educational guide that may help expedite diagnosis and treatment. This is a very worthwhile book for any nurse, physician, or student who works in emergency medicine or provides primary care, and should be included in every emergency department library.
Booknews
Noting that medical diagnosis is an extremely visual discipline, this reference and teaching guide to the visual clues seen in emergency medicine features numerous images of patients with clinical emergencies. Approximately 570 color photographs are accompanied by text that covers differential diagnosis, regional anatomy, pediatric and environmental conditions, child abuse, and microscopic findings. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Bhakti Hansoti, MBchB, MD, Bsc (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This visual sourcebook for the diagnosis of emergency conditions features over 700 high-quality, full-color photos. Each disease illustration is supplemented by brief paragraphs on diagnosis and clinical features and complemented by a succinct pearls section that highlights the salient points of the disease. This is an excellent study aid, especially for visual learners.
Purpose: As diagnostic accuracy and prognostic prediction often rely heavily on visual clues, this book is intended to provide a visual diagnostic tool. The efforts of the editors are directed at maximizing this skill. They also strongly believe the visual experience is critical to education in medicine, and that great images are the next best tool to actual bedside exposure.
Audience: The primary audience includes emergency medicine clinicians, educators, residents, nurses, prehospital caregivers, and medical students who provide emergency and primary care.
Features: This atlas is perhaps the most comprehensive source of high quality emergency medicine images available. Each chapter is organized into a clinical summary, which includes pertinent differential diagnoses where appropriate, followed by emergency department treatment and disposition, and, finally, pearls. The pearls endeavor to provide relevant facts and tips for diagnosis or unique aspects of a condition that are difficult to find in a typical book. This edition includes four new chapters on tropical medicine, toxicology, airway, and electrocardiography.
Assessment: This book is outstanding. I used it just before my in-service exam and found it a delightful way to solidify the information with images, which greatly increases the chance of recall.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071713979
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
09/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
932
File size:
186 MB
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