Pocket Emergency Medicine / Edition 2

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The newly updated Pocket Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition is full of the essential information every emergency department clinician should have at their side at all times. In a reader-friendly and portable format the chapters are organized around presenting conditions to better serve actual ED treatment situations. Each chapter begins with approach to a condition, followed by concise discussion of important diagnostic categories, then highlights the essential elements of history, physical examination, testing and treatment.


  • Quick-reference outline format, lists, and tables aid quick treatment decision-making
  • Topics include chief complaints listed in alphabetical order, including trauma, pediatric emergencies, environmental exposures, airway management, distraction injuries
  • Chapters address multiple diseases, disorders and procedures, providing definition, history, evaluation, differential diagnosis, classic findings, critical studies, ED interventions, indications and contraindications, treatment and references
  • Acronym table and differential diagnosis table boxed for quick access
  • Clinical pearls throughout text offer important data and warnings on common clinical errors
  • Appendices include abbreviations, PALS protocols, information on ICU meds, important antibiotics, formulas, and common ED procedures
  • 6-ring binder with pockets for reader’s notes
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605477312
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 10/22/2010
  • Series: Pocket Notebook Series
  • Format: Ringbound
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,499,742
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Electrocardiography
  2. Acute Coronary Syndrome (Overview)
  3. STEMI
  5. Prinzmeta’s (Variant) Angina
  6. Cocaine-Induced Angina
  7. Stress Testing
  8. Cardiac Catheteriazation
  9. Post PCI Complications
  10. Post MI Complications
  11. Pulmonary Embolism and DVT
  12. CHF/Acute Pulmonary Edema
  13. Aortic Dissection
  14. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  15. Pericarditis and Pericardial Effusion
  16. Cardiac Tamponade
  17. Myocarditis
  18. Syncope
  19. Cardiac
  20. Neurocardiogenic
  21. Orthostatic Hypotension
  22. Hypertension and Hypertensive Emergencies
  23. Hypotension and Shock
  24. Hypovolemic Shock
  25. Cardiogenic Shock
  26. Septic Shock
  27. Neurogenic Shock
  28. Dysrhythmia
  29. Bradycardia
  30. AV Node Block
  31. Tachycardia/Palpitations
  32. Pacemaker and AICD Malfunction
  1. Cough
  2. Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
  3. Hemoptysis
  1. Abdominal Pain
  2. Nausea and Vomiting
  3. Gastrointestinal Bleed
  4. Difficulty swallowing
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Constipation
  7. Jaundice
  8. Rectal Pain
  1. Fever
  2. Abscess
  3. Soft Tissue Infections
  4. Viral Infections
  5. Rabies
  6. Tetanus
  7. Parasitic Infections
  8. Vector Borne Infections
  9. Bioterrorism
  1. Altered Mental Status
  2. Vertigo
  3. Facial Droop
  4. Headache
  5. Seizure
  6. Stroke
  1. Dysuria
  2. Urinary Tract Infection
  3. Flank Pain
  4. Hematuria
  5. Acute Renal Failure
  6. Testicular Torsion/Torsion of Testicular Appendix
  7. Phimosis and Paraphimosis
  8. Priapism
  9. Emergencies in Dialysis Patients
  1. Vaginal Bleeding
  2. Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia
  3. Hyperemesis Gravidarum
  4. Emergency Delivery
  5. Female Pelvic Pain
  6. Vaginal Discharge (Sexually Transmitted Infection)
  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  1. Rash
  2. Viral Exanthems
  3. Bacterial Exanthems
  4. Fungal Exanthems
  5. Allergic/Inflammatory Exanthems
  6. Neoplastic/Other Exanthems
  7. Dermatologic Emergencies
  1. Acid-Base Disorders
  2. Abnormal Electrolytes
  3. Hyperglycemic Emergencies (DKA/HHS)
  4. Thyroid Emergencies
  5. Adrenal Insufficiency
  1. Dehydration
  2. Bites and Stings
  3. Occupational Exposure
  4. Burns
  5. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  6. Dysbarism
  7. Electrical Injury
  8. High Altitude Illness
  9. Hypothermia
  10. Hyperthermia
  11. Lightning Injury
  12. Drowning
  13. Botulism
  1. Allergic Reactions, Anaphylaxis, and Angioedema
  2. Oncologic Emergencies
  3. Sickle Cell Disease
  4. Abnormal Bleeding: Platelet Disorders and Coagulopathy
  5. Transfusions, Reversal, Transfusion Complications
  6. Approach to the Transplant Patient
  1. Leg Pain and Swelling
  2. Lower Back Pain
  3. Joint Pain
  1. Ear Pain
  2. Hearing Loss
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Sinusitis
  5. Epistaxis
  6. Eye Pain/Redness
  7. Vision Change and Vision Loss
  8. Toothache
  1. Resuscitation
  2. Abdominal Pain
  3. Cyanosis
  4. Pediatric Fever
  5. Jaundice
  6. Limp
  7. Pediatric Seizure
  8. Nausea and Vomiting
  9. Pediatric Meningitis
  10. Neonatal Complaints
  11. Congenital Cardiac Disease
  12. Respiratory Complaints
  13. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  14. Hypoglycemia
  15. Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities
  16. Pediatric Exanthems
  17. Urinary Tract Infection
  1. General Approach to the intoxicated patient
  2. Anticholinergic Ingestion
  3. Psychopharmacologic Ingestion and Adverse Effects
  4. Alcohol Ingestions
  5. Drugs of Abuse
  6. Analgesic Overdose
  7. Cardiac Medication Overdose
  8. Caustic Ingestions
  9. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Methemoglobinemia
  10. Hypoglycemics
  11. Other Ingestions
  1. RSI
  2. Cricothyrotomy
  1. Primary Survey
  2. Head Trauma
  3. Maxillofacial Injury
  4. Eye Injury
  5. Neck Trauma
  6. Cervical Spine Trauma
  7. Thoracic/Lumbar/Sacral Spine Trauma
  8. Thoracic Trauma
  9. Abdominal Trauma
  10. Genitourinary Trauma
  11. Hip/Pelvic Trauma
  12. Extremity Injury
  13. Wound Management
  14. Abuse
  1. Abbreviations
  2. PALS
  3. Mechanical Ventilation
  4. Analgesia & Conscious Sedation
  5. ICU Medications
  6. Equations
  7. Procedures
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Not worth the money

    I had been extremely impressed by the Pocket Notebook for Internal Medicine, and was hoping for the same quality when getting this pocketbook. Not so. Though it is comprehensive, has little detail within each bullet point. I would not recommend it.

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