For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Urgent Care Secrets, a new volume in this bestselling series, features the Secrets’ popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
• The proven Secrets® format gives you the most return for your time – concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.
• Provides an evidence-based approach to medical and traumatic complaints presenting to urgent care centers, focusing on presenting signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, office management, and when to refer for higher level of care.
• Covers the full range of essential topics for understanding today’s practice of urgent care – essential information for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
• Clear illustrations, figures, and flow diagrams expedite reference and review.
• Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.
• Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.
• Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Table of Contents
Section I: Adult Urgent Care Medicine 1. Headache and Neurologic Complaints 2. Red Eye, Eye Pain, and Vision Loss 3. Ear, Nose, and Throat 4. Dental and Mouth Pain 5. Cough, Shortness of Breath, and Chest Pain 6. Abdominal Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea 7. Genitourinary Complaints 8. Gynecologic Complaints 9. Rashes and Skin Infections 10. Miscellaneous Musculoskeletal Trauma 11. Miscellaneous Infectious Disease Issues
Section II. Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine 12. Fever 13. Headache 14. Eye Complaints 15. Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, and Sore Throat 16. Cough 17. Neck Pain and Masses 18. Chest Pain 19. Abdominal Pain 20. Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, and Dehydration 21. Urinary Complaints 22. Vaginal Complaints 23. Skin Rashes and Infections 24. Common Newborn Complaints 25. Limp 26. Head and Neck Trauma 27. Chest and Abdominal Trauma 28. Extremity Trauma
Section III. Sport-related Complaints 29. Acute Neck Pain 30. Evaluation and Management of Acute Sprains and Strains 31. Acute Low Back Pain 32. The Acutely Swollen Knee 33. Acute Finger and Wrist Injuries 34. Fall on Outstretched Hand Injuries 35. When to Image for Sport-Related Complaints? 36. Environmental Emergencies 37. The Acutely Injured Shoulder 38. Concussion 39. Overuse Apophyseal Injuries 40. The Acutely Limping Child 41. Ankle Sprains 42. Acute Infectious Disease and Athletes
Section IV. Procedures 43. Wound Assessment, Burns, and Animal Bites 44. Laceration Repair 45. Fracture and Dislocation Reductions 46. Splinting Procedures 47. Abscess I&D 48. Foreign Body Removal 49. Dental and Oral Complaints and Procedures 50. Analgesia and Sedation
Section V. Miscellaneous 51. Adult Emergencies Presenting to Urgent Care Centers 52. Pediatric Emergencies Presenting to Urgent Care Centers 53. Office Emergency and Disaster Preparedness 54. Diagnostic Ultrasound 55. Mental Health Urgencies 56. Travel Medicine 57. Business of Urgent Care Medicine