First Exposure to Emergency Medicine Clerkship / Edition 1

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Designed for the medical student’s 4-week clerkship in the Emergency Department. This unique text helps the student learn the most clinically relevant material in a streamlined, easily-accessible format. Focuses on the “Don’t Miss Diagnoses” and “Commonly Encountered Problems” that the student must master to succeed in their clerkship.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Leslie Zun, MD (Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center)
Description: The book is a handbook for students who rotate through the emergency department. The textbook contains general information on emergency medicine, common procedures, typical chief complaints and selected topics.
Purpose: The purpose of this book was to provide medical students with the essential information that is needed for an emergency medicine rotation at a reasonable cost. The authors did well at providing a brief overview of the essential topics that students need to know.
Audience: The book is written for medical students primarily during their emergency medicine rotation.
Features: There are four sections to the book: general information about emergency medicine, common procedures performed in the emergency department, chief complaint descriptions, and topics. The book provides the orientation that students will need to know when they rotate in the emergency department.
Assessment: There have been a few new books on the market to address the same introduction to emergency medicine. Although the book is well written, it has little additional information to add to the many texts that have already been published.

2 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071417167
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/23/2004
  • Series: LANGE First Exposure Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lance H. Hoffman, MD, Assistant Professor and Student Clerkship Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Hoffman contributes to Cline & Ma’s Companion Handbook and Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine. He is an active member of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM).

Richard A. Walker, MD, Associate Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

A contributor to several Emergency Medicine texts, Dr. Walker frequently teaches at ACEP and SAEM programs.

Michael C. Wadman, MD, Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Wadman is responsible for all EM resident and medical student education programs at University of Nebraska. He is also a contributor to our forthcoming Geriatric Emergency Medicine book.

Christopher C. Caudill, II, MD, Assistant Professor, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

In addition to teaching at ACLS and PACLS courses, Dr. Caudill serves as a Medical Student Mentor at the University of Nebraska.

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Table of Contents

I. Introductory InformationA. Purpose of BookB. Characteristics of EMC. Patient PresentationsD. Emergency Medical SystemII. ProceduresA. Likely to Perform1. Suturing2. Splinting3. Arthrocentesis4. Lumbar PunctureB. Likely to Observe1. Tube Thoracostomy2. Central Venous Access3. Rapid Sequence InductionIII. Chief ComplaintsA. Chest PainB. DyspneaC. Abdominal PainD. Altered Mental StatusE. HeadacheF. Syncope/WeaknessG. Vaginal BleedingH. Back PainI. Sore ThroatJ. Pediatric FeverK. Geriatric FeverL. Multiple TraumaM. Advanced Life Support1. Adult 2. PediatricM. Toxic IngestionIV. Specific Disease EntitiesA. Cardiovascular Disorders1. Unstable Angina/Acute Myocardial Infarction2. Aortic Dissection3. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm4. Congestive Heart FailureB. Pulmonary Disorders1. Asthma2. COPD3. Pneumonia4. DVT/PEC. Genitourinary Disorders1. Urinary Tract Infection2. Sexually Transmitted Diseases…urethritis, epidydimitis, PID/TOA 3. Testicular Torsion4. Ectopic PregnancyD. Neurologic Disorders1. Elevated Intracranial Pressure2. Meningitis3. Stroke4. Status Epilepticus5. Spinal Cord Compression6. Intracranial HemorrhageE. Metabolic Disorders1. DKA/HONKS2. Hypoglycemia3. Acute Adrenal Insufficiency4. Hyperkalemia5. RhabdomyolysisF. Gastrointestinal Disorders1. Appendicitis2. Cholecystitis3. Pancreatitis4. Diverticulitis5. Perforated Viscus6. Bowel Obstruction…adhesion, hernia, carcinoma, intussusception, malrotation, pyloric stenosis7. GI Bleeding…PUD, esophageal varices, diverticulosis, carcinoma, AVMG. Musculockeletal Disorders1. Open Fracture2. Compartment Syndrome3. Septic ArthritisH. Ophthalmologic Disorders1. Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma2. Globe Rupture3. Iritis4. Acid/Alkali Burns5. Pre-/Post-Septal Cellulitis6. Corneal Foreign Body7. Corneal UlcerI. Toxicologic Disorders1. Ethanol Intoxication2. TCA3. APAP4. ASA5. CO6. OrganophosphateJ. Environmental Injuries1. Hyperthermia2. Hypothermia3. Anaphylaxis

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2005

    Think Like an ER Physician

    A great resource as a medical student and now as I begin my Emergency Medicine residency. Just enough information to be useful without being overwhelming when you're extremely busy...Just enough information to remind you of other critical diagnoses for the chief complaint of the patient. This book is written by EM physicians and you'll learn to think like one when you read this text.

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