Minor Emergencies: Expert Consult - Online and Print / Edition 3

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Overview

2013 BMA Medical Book Awards 1st Prize Award Winner in Surgery!

Minor Emergencies gives you the practical how-tos you need to handle a wide range of non-life-threatening medical crises with speed and expertise. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, dosages, and techniques, this compact and portable medical reference book delivers fast, efficient guidance just when you need it. With Minor Emergencies on hand, you'll always be prepared!

  • Find guidance at a glance with "What to Do" and "What NOT to Do" checklists.
  • Effectively respond to medical crises at the point of care with Minor Emergencies!
  • Consult this critical guide online wherever you go! At www.expertconsult.com you can navigate the complete text, follow links to PubMed, browse images, and view 60 procedural videos, including:
    • Removing foreign body from skin
    • Upper facial injury-fracture examination
    • Upper facial injury-fracture examination, and much more!
  • Stay on top of the latest procedures and treatment guidelines with updated coverage of 184 topics, including Swimmer’s Ear, Dental Pain, Broken Rib, Locked Knee, Puncture Wounds, and Sunburn.
  • Get procedural sedation recommendations from Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP.

An essential quick reference with all the instructions you need to handle common, non-life-threatening emergencies with speed and expertise.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Russell Van Stroud, MSN, BSN, ACNP-BC(University of Arkansas)
Description: With its many illustrated examples of typical disease processes seen in primary care or urgent care settings, this is a great resource for new practitioners. The third edition includes online resources and additional illustrations.
Purpose: The purpose is present the basics of minor emergencies typically seen in clinics and emergency departments.
Audience: The intended audience includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or physicians who practice in primary or emergency care. It is a helpful resource for students in these areas as well. The writing is direct and supported by the literature.
Features: The book does a good job of covering many common ailments and disease states in a systematic way. The illustrations are clear and effective tools to demonstrate how each of the ailments appears. I really like the bulleted lists in each chapter and being able to see the significant do's and don'ts for each topic. The addition of the videos and online resources makes the third edition a true upgrade from the second edition. The table of contents is easy to follow and the appendixes contain great additional resources.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource to have in an office, urgent care setting, or emergency department. There are few other books that simplify the approach to these minor emergencies and provide short, to-the-point instructional guidance. Shortening the title to Minor Emergencies also conveys better what the book covers. Overall, it will help readers remember the steps to take with the plethora of minor emergencies they see on a regular basis and refresh their memory about treatment of minor emergencies they don't often see.
From the Publisher

"Minor Emergencies follows a simple format in the form of a brief introduction to a topic, bulleted points on things the physician should do (and things the physician should not do), and a concluding evidence-based discussion. Most chapters are brief and heavily illustrated with helpful figures. One of the best features of this book is the associated videos that can be accessed using a Quick Response scanner from a mobile device. A list at the beginning of the book contains all the video Quick Response codes in order, and a quick mobile device scan brings up a 2-3 minute video of specific techniques or procedures. These can be easily accessed on a clinical shift just before starting a procedure.

There are multiple techniques, photographs, and videos in each chapter to ensure that the practitioner will find something that works. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on removal of fishhooks because it contains several videos to illustrate the appropriate techniques.

Overall, Minor Emergencies makes a fantastic companion for any emergency department shift. It will offer something for even the most experienced physician and is a great resource for medical students or residents just starting their career in emergency medicine."

-Peter Moffett, MD, Annals of Emergency Medicine, July 2013

"Distills literally decades of experience by the author into concisely written guides to almost two hundred minor complaints." - Journal of Emergency Medicine, review of the first edition

"This is an excellent resource to have in an office, urgent care setting, or emergency department. There are few other books that simplify the approach to these minor emergencies and provide short, to-the-point instructional guidance. Shortening the title to Minor Emergencies also conveys better what the book covers. Overall, it will help readers remember the steps to take with the plethora of minor emergencies they see on a regular basis and refresh their memory about treatment of minor emergencies they don't often see."- Russell Stroud, MSN, BSN, ACNP-BC (University of Arkansas) 3 star Doody rating!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323079099
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/5/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 848
  • Sales rank: 248,071
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies

001 Dystonic Drug Reaction 002 Heat Illness (Heat Edema, Heat Syncope, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion) 003 Hyperventilation 004 Hysterical Coma or Pseudoseizure 005 Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell’s Palsy) 006 Migraine Headache 007 Seizures (Convulsions, Fits), Adult 008 Seizures (Convulsions, Fits), Febrile and Pediatric 009 Tension-Type (Muscle Contraction) Headache 010 Trivial, Minimal, and Minor Head Trauma (Concussion) 011 Vasovagal or Neurocardiogenic or Neurally Mediated Syncope (Faint, Swoon) 012 Vertigo (Dizziness, Lightheadedness) 013 Weakness

Part 2: Ophthalmologic Emergencies

014 Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) 015 Contact Lens Complications 016 Corneal Abrasion 017 Foreign Body, Conjunctival 018 Foreign Body, Corneal 019 Hordeolum (Sty) 020 Iritis (Acute Anterior Uveitis) 021 Periorbital and Conjunctival Edema 022 Periorbital Ecchymosis (Black Eye) 023 Removal of Dislocated Contact Lens 024 Subconjunctival Hemorrhage 025 Ultraviolet Keratoconjunctivitis (Welders or Tanning Bed Burn)

Part 3: Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies

026 Cerumen Impaction (Earwax Blockage) 027 Epitaxis (Nosebleed) 028 Foreign Body, Ear 029 Foreign Body, Nose 030 Foreign Body, Throat 031 Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup) 032 Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever) 033 Nasal Fracture (Broken Nose) 034 Otitis Externa (Swimmer’s Ear), Acute 035 Otitis Media, Acute 036 Otitis Media with Effusion; Serous (Secretory) Otitis Media (Glue Ear) 037 Perforated Tympanic Membrane (Ruptured Eardrum) 038 Pharyngitis (Sore Throat) 039 Rhinitis, Acute (Runny Nose) 040 Rhinosinusitis (Sinusitis)

Part 4: Oral and Dental Emergencies

041 Aphthous Ulcer, Acute 042 Avulsed Tooth, Dental Subluxation, and Dental Luxation 043 Bleeding after Dental Surgery 044 Burning Mouth Syndrome, Burning Tongue (Glossodynia) 045 Dental Pain, Periapical Abscess (Tooth Abscess) 046 Dental Pain, Pericoronitis 047 Dental Pain, Postextraction Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket) 048 Dental Pain, Pulpitis 049 Dental Trauma (Fracture, Subluxation, and Displacement) 050 Gingivitis and Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (Trench Mouth) 051 Lacerations of the Mouth 052 Mucocele (Mucous Cyst) 053 Oral Candidiasis (Thrush or Yeast Infection) 054 Oral Herpes Simplex (Cold Sore, Fever Blister) 055 Orthodontic Complications 056 Perlèche (Angular Cheilitis) 057 Sialolithiasis (Salivary Duct Stones) 058 Temporomandibular Disorder 059 Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation (Jaw Dislocation) 060 Uvular Edema, Acute

Part 5: Pulmonary and Thoracic Emergencies

061 Bronchitis (Chest Cold), Acute 062 Costochondritis and Musculoskeletal Chest Pain 063 Inhalation Injury (Smoke Inhalation) 064 Irritant Incapcitant Exposure (Lacrimators, Riot Control Agents, Tear Gas) 065 Rib Fracture and Costochondral Separation (Broken Rib)

Part 6: Gastrointestinal Emergencies

066 Anal Fissure 067 Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Colic (Stomach Cramps) 068 Diarrhea (Acute Gastoenteritis) 069 Enterobiasis (Pinworm, Seatworm, Threadworm) 070 Esophageal Food Bolus Obstruction (Steakhouse Syndrome) 071 Foreign Body, Rectal 072 Foreign Body, Swallowed 073 Hemorrhoids (Piles) 074 Innocuous Ingestions 075 Singultus (Hiccups) 076 Vomiting (Food Poisoning, Gastroenteritis)

Part 7: Urologic Emergencies

077 Blunt Scrotal Trauma 078 Colorful Urine 079 Epididymitis 080 Genital Herpes Simplex 081 Phimosis and Paraphimosis 082 Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial 083 Urethritis (Drip, Clap) 084 Urinary Retention, Acute 085 Urinary Tract Infection, Lower (Cystitis), Uncomplicated 086 Urinary Tract Infection, Upper (Pyelonephritis)

Part 8: Gynecologic Emergencies

087 Bartholin Abscess 088 Condylomata acuminate (Genital Warts) 089 Contact Vulvovaginitis 090 Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps) 091 Foreign Body, Vaginal 092 Morning After - Emergency Contraception 093 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) 094 Vaginal Bleeding 095 Vaginitis

Part 9: Musculoskeletal Emergencies

096 Acromioclavicular (Shoulder) Separation 097 Ankle Sprain (Twisted Ankle) 098 Annular Ligament Displacement, Radial Head Subluxation (Nursemaid’s Elbow) 099 Boutonnière Finger 100 Boxer's Fifth Metacarpal Fracture 101 Bursitis 102 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 103 Cervical Strain (Whiplash) 104 Cheiralgia Paresthetica (Handcuff Neuropathy) 105 Clavicle (Collarbone) Fracture 106 Coccyx Fracture (Tailbone Fracture) 107 DeQuervain’s Paratenonitis (Thumb Tenosynovitis) 108 Extensor Tendon Avulsion-Distal Phalanx (Baseball or Mallet Finger) 109 Finger Dislocation (PIP Joint) 110 Finger Sprain (PIP Joint) 111 Fingertip (Tuft) Fractures 112 Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Avulsion-Distal Phalanx (Splay Finger) 113 Ganglion Cysts 114 Gouty Arthritis, Acute 115 Knee Sprain 116 Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow) 117 Ligament Sprains (Including Joint Capsule Injuries) 118 Locked Knee 119 Lumbar Strain (“Mechanical” Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Dysfunction), Acute 120 Monarticular Arthritis, Acute 121 Muscle Cramps (Charley Horse) 122 Muscle Strains and Tears 123 Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia (Trigger-Points) 124 Patellar Dislocation 125 Plantar Fasciitis (“Heel Spur”) 126 “Plantaris Tendon” Rupture, Gasrocnemius Muscle Tear (Calf Muscle Tear) 127 Polymyalgia Rheumatica 128 Radial Head Fracture 129 Radial Neuropathy (Saturday Night Palsy) 130 Scaphoid Fracture 131 Shoulder Dislocation 132 Tendinopathy: Tendinosis, Paratenonitis (Tendonitis) 133 Toe Fracture (Broken Toe) 134 Torticollis (Wryneck) 135 Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear of the Thumb (Ski Pole or Gamekeeper’s Thumb)

Part 10: Soft Tissue Emergencies

136 Bicycle Spoke Injury 137 Contusion (Bruise) 138 Fingernail or Toenail Avulsion 139 Fingertip Avulsion, Superficial 140 Fishhook Removal 141 Foreign Body beneath Nail 142 Impalement Injuries, Minor 143 Laceration, Simple 144 Mammalian Bites 145 Marine Envenomations 146 Nailbed Laceration 147 Nail Root Dislocation 148 Needle (Foreign Body) in Foot 149 Paronychia 150 Pencil Point Puncture 151 Puncture Wounds 152 Ring Removal 153 Sliver, Superficial 154 Subcutaneous Foreign Bodies (Metal, Dental Fragments, Glass, Gravel, and Hard Plastic) 155 Subungual Ecchymosis; Tennis Toe 156 Subungual Hematoma 157 Torn/Split Earlobe 158 Traumatic Tattoos and Abrasions 159 Zipper Entrapment (Penis or Chin)

Part 11: Dermatologic Emergencies

160 Allergic Contact Dermatitis 161 Arachnid Envenomation (Spider Bite) 162 Arthropod Bites (Bug Bites, Insect Bites) 163 Cutaneous Abscess or Pustule 164 Cutaneous Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption) 165 Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash) 166 Erysipelas, Cellulitis, Lymphangitis 167 Fire Ant Stings 168 Friction Blister 169 Frostnip, Frostbite, and Mild Hypothermia 170 Herpes Zoster (Shingles) 171 Hymenoptera (Bee, Wasp, Hornet) Envenomation 172 Impetigo 173 Partial-Thickness (Second-Degree) Burns and Tar Burns 174 Pediculosis (Lice, Crabs) 175 Pityriasis Rosea 176 Pyogenic Granuloma or Lobular Capillary Hemangioma (Proud Flesh) 177 Scabies (Human Itch Mite) 178 Sea Bather’s Eruption (Sea Lice) 179 Sunburn 180 Tick Removal 181 Tinea Pedis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Corporis (Athlete’s Foot, Jock Itch, Ringworm) 182 Toxicodendron (Rhus) Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac) 183 Uticaria (Hives), Acute 184 Warts (Common and Plantar)

Appendixes

Appendix A Complete Eye Examination Appendix B Digital Block Appendix C Fingertip Dressing, Simple Appendix D Oral Nerve Blocks Appendix E Procedural Sedation and Analgesia Appendix F Rabies Prophylaxis Appendix G Regional Poison Control Center Phone Numbers Appendix H Tetanus Prophylaxis

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