First Aid for the Emergency Medicine Oral Boards / Edition 1

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Real exam strategies to help you avoid pitfalls and errors on the Emergency Medicine Oral Boards!

Everything you need to remember PLUS what to say and do!

EXCEL on the exam with:

  • A detailed description of the exam, including format, scoring, what to expect on exam day, content, recommended study plan, preparation advice, and additional resources
  • The language and technique you need to excel!
  • A complete review of basic management skills, including airway management, shock, trauma, common procedures, and more
  • Tips and pearls on what to say, order, and do
  • Diagnostic and management algorithms by chief complaint (including pediatric) — everything from abdominal pain to weakness
  • 50 cases along with the actual dialog that could and should occur during patient simulation – plus images and lab results you need to be familiar with
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071445078
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/8/2010
  • Series: FIRST AID Specialty Boards Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 516,956
  • Product dimensions: 8.72 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Meet the Author


David S Howes MD

Professor, Joint Chief, Residency Program Director

Section of Emergency Medicine

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Rohit Gupta, MD

Attending Physician

Department of Emergency Medicine

Advocate Christ Hospital

Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Editors:

Flora Waples-Trefil, MD

Clinical Instructor

Section of Emergency Medicine

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Tyson Pillow, MD

Clinical Instructor

Section of Emergency Medicine

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Janis Tupesis, MD

Associate Program Director

University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency

Assistant Professor of Medicine

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Table of Contents

1.0. Getting Started
2.0. The General Approach: Keys to Managing and Organizing Your Information
3.1. Airway Management
3.4. Shock
3.5. Trauma/ATLS Review
3.6. Acid-Base Derangements
3.7. Common Procedures
4.1. Abdominal Pain
4.2. Back Pain
4.3. Bleeding Disorders
4.4. Burns
4.5. Change in Mental Status/Coma
4.6. Chest Pain
4.7. Psychiatric Emergencies
4.8. The Dialysis Patient
4.9. Dyspnea/Shortness of Breath
4.10. Fever
4.11. GI Bleed
4.12. Headache
4.13. Paralysis
4.14. The Painful Extremity
4.15. Emergencies in Pregnancy
4.16. Ophthalmologic Emergencies
4.17. Rash/Skin Complaints
4.18. Seizure
4.19. Emergencies in Sickle Cell Patients
4.20. Sore Throat/Dysphagia
4.21. Syncope and Palpitations
4.22. Trauma
4.23. Weakness
4.24. Poisonings and Overdoses
5.1. Abdominal Pain/Vomiting
5.2. Pediatric Difficulty Breathing
5.3. Pediatric Fever
5.4. Pediatric Joint Pain
5.5. Pediatric Seizure
5.6. Pediatric Trauma
5.7. Pediatric Sore Throat

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