Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide / Edition 5

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The essential emergency medicine reference! Covers the gamut of emergency medicine practice in brief, clinically focused chapters. New to this edition are chapters on bioterroism and weapons of mass destruction, pharmacology of antimicrobials, antifungals, and antivirals, principles of drug interactions, endocarditis, and abdominal and pelvic pain in the non-pregnant patient. Pharmacologic considerations, tables of vital differential diagnoses, and observation criteria throughout are new features reflecting developments in this dynamic specialty.

"considered by most in the discipline to be a bible of emergency medicine"
—Journal of Family Medicine, review of fourth edition.

The leading textbook in emergency medicine now has expanded coverage with 308 chapters, new contributors and new editors. As an American College of Emergency Physicians/McGraw-Hill publication, the Study Guide is the defining source for clinical EM management and for those preparing for board or recertification exams. New, two-color figures have been added and there are additional tables and algorithms. A compact atlas is now included and delivers stunning EM pictures in full color. Many of the sections have been completely revised including Toxicology (Herbals and Vitamins) and Pediatrics (Respiratory Distress) as well as brand new sections such as Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders and Special Patients. Emergency Medicine is changing, but the Study Guide remains the authoritative diagnosis and management tool for all emergency conditions.

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Editorial Reviews

Cai Glushak
This is the fourth edition of this study guide, last published in 1992 and retaining essentially the same format. This book updates a primer that is widely used to prepare for emergency medicine boards and to supplement emergency medicine residency curriculum. It is organized into easily digestible 4 to 6 page summaries of clinical emergency problems. Whereas the authors previously offered the book as a board preparation tool, the new preface states that the book is to assist all students, house officers, and physicians practicing emergency medicine to provide the best patient care possible. The book is useful as a study guide or may serve as a practice adjunct for clinicians with substantial emergency medicine experience. The principal authors are highly respected authorities in academic emergency medicine. The contributors represent an extensive array of experts from emergency medicine and specialties. Chapters have generally been updated to reflect current practice in the continuously evolving specialty of emergency medicine. Reference lists are short, although up-to-date and pertinent. Unfortunately, they are not keyed to the text. Recommendations, although practical, often reflect the personal experience of the authors. The practical illustrations and charts are limited to pertinent, quick-reference black-and-white pictures and charts. They are handy for clinical use. The book is most notable for the succinctness of the material for quick reference, always an appealing feature for emergency practitioners. There are significant new sections on transplantation, implantable devices, injury prevention, abuse and assault, and an expanded treatment of EMS. The authors have donea remarkable job of offering a readable emergency medicine review book covering a huge array of topics. The book will undoubtedly remain in high demand by the emergency medicine community who will rely on it as one of their primary references.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Reginald C. Nesbitt, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a compilation of topics commonly seen in a busy emergency department.
Purpose: The purpose of this edition follows that of past editions, to provide a book to reflect the practice of emergency medicine. In additional to fundamental concepts, advances in the specialty are delineated and integrated into the book.
Audience: While the intended audience are residents and practitioners of emergency medicine, the book is just as accessible to students and other healthcare providers. The multiauthor format ensures sufficient perspective in the individual chapters from authorities in the field.
Features: The book addresses the many broad themes seen in emergency medicine from critical care, medicine and its subspecialties, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology as well as significant primary care issues. Significant updates in the literature are illustrated in the chapters. Important clinical points are bolded which is new to this edition.
Assessment: This publication represents a significant improvement over the prior edition. It provides an evidence-based approach in a easily digestible and user friendly format. This edition compares favorably to the two major references in the field of emergency medicine.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070653511
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 2127
  • Product dimensions: 8.85 (w) x 11.08 (h) x 2.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Prehospital Care 1
Sect. 2 Disaster Preparedness 27
Sect. 3 Resuscitative Problems and Techniques 61
Sect. 4 Shock 219
Sect. 5 Analgesia, Anesthesia, and Sedation 257
Sect. 6 Emergency Wound Management 287
Sect. 7 Cardiovascular Disease 333
Sect. 8 Pulmonary Emergencies 437
Sect. 9 Gastrointestinal Emergencies 487
Sect. 10 Renal and Genitourinary Disorders 593
Sect. 11 Gynecology and Obstetrics 647
Sect. 12 Pediatrics 727
Sect. 13 Infectious Diseases 909
Sect. 14 Toxicology and Pharmacology 1015
Sect. 15 Environmental Injuries 1175
Sect. 16 Emergency Medicine in Unique Environments 1251
Sect. 17 Endocrine Emergencies 1283
Sect. 18 Hematologic and Oncologic Emergencies 1319
Sect. 19 Neurology 1369
Sect. 20 Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, and Oral Surgery 1449
Sect. 21 Disorders of the Skin 1507
Sect. 22 Trauma 1537
Sect. 23 Injuries to the Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissue 1651
Sect. 24 Nontraumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders 1769
Sect. 25 Psychosocial Disorders 1807
Sect. 26 Abuse and Assault 1847
Sect. 27 Principles of Imaging 1865
Sect. 28 Special Situations 1891
Index 1919
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