Atlas of Emergency Procedures

Atlas of Emergency Procedures

by Peter Rosen
     
 

From the simple to the complex, this visually stunning atlas guides you through more than 100 commonly performed emergency procedures in step-by-step detail. Each procedure includes a brief discussion of its indications, contraindications, equipment requirements, and complications and their management. Key to each discussion is the concise, yet detailed description

Overview

From the simple to the complex, this visually stunning atlas guides you through more than 100 commonly performed emergency procedures in step-by-step detail. Each procedure includes a brief discussion of its indications, contraindications, equipment requirements, and complications and their management. Key to each discussion is the concise, yet detailed description of the procedure. Each procedure is followed by a discussion, including technical tips. Alternative techniques are offered throughout, providing the reader with a variety of options for a particular procedure.

Spanish version also available, ISBN: 84-8174-600-2

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Reviewer: Aaron M Snyder, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a general overview of a wide breadth of procedures done in the emergency department. It includes procedural directions, indications, complications, and a brief discussion of the procedures.
Purpose: The objective is to give direction to medical students, residents, attending physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and nurses on various procedures. This is a worthy objective, and the book meets them. However, since the intended audience covers the broad arena of the medical field, it is a little simplistic for senior residents and attending physicians.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for medical students, residents, attending physicians, EMTs, paramedics, and nurses. This book was written more for the medical student and junior level resident. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: The book covers airway management, vascular access, obstetric and gynecologic procedures, nerve blocks, laceration repair, various nerve blocks and other emergency medicine procedures. Nerve blocks, airway, and splinting was well covered. The illustrations are excellent and informative. However, the book lacks enough written discussion of the procedures and alternate methods. Although it is a good basic medical resource, it is too basic for a more senior medical person.
Assessment: This is a good book for medical students, junior residents, or nurses, but I could not recommend it to a more senior level practitioner. A more thorough book is Roberts and Hedges' Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 3rd edition (W.B. Saunders, 1999).
3 Stars from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815174028
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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