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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael D. Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: "This review was cowriiten by Marc Ellingson, MD (Regions Hospital)
This edition of a book on a broad range of common and uncommon procedures encountered in the emergency department setting expands on previous editions by including figures, color photographs, and online access to video content that will greatly enhance readers' ability to learn and accurately perform procedures in the ED. The previous edition was published in 2010."
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a thorough, yet easily accessible reference on the broad range of procedures that are performed by emergency providers. This is an important objective due to the extensive depth of knowledge and skills that are needed in the emergency department. This edition continues to fulfill the role of a standard reference in emergency medicine.
Audience: This book is intended for emergency providers, primarily physicians and advanced care practitioners. However, it also would be useful for other caregivers such as medical students and first responders.
Features: The topic of emergency procedures is vast and this book covers an exhaustive list of them, from bread-and-butter emergency medicine to the less commonly performed techniques. The procedures are organized by organ system in a logical and easy to follow fashion. Each procedure is covered extensively with a thorough description, yet has easy to follow graphs and figures for a clear and concise review. Procedure boxes and an online video atlas have been added to this edition and full access to the content is available online using a unique activation code.
Assessment: Roberts & Hedges, as it is known to all ER physicians, has been considered the gold standard for emergency procedures for decades, and the sixth edition does not disappoint. This book truly covers an exhaustive list of emergency procedures with great attention to detail. The graphs and figures accurately demonstrate many of the procedures, making this an invaluable resource for quick review at the bedside.