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Introduction to Emergency Medicine by Elizabeth Mitchell
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This new text covers basic principles commonly found in the introduction to emergency medicine course. Comprised of five sections, diagnosis and management is presented from an emergency medicine perspective. Includes 75 case-based clinical vignettes to help students prepare for the course. The common complaint section features a template covering differential history and physical, pathophysiology, and treatment of the given topics. Illustrations and line drawings supplement the text. Lecturers - Click here to order an Inspection Copy of this title

Table of Contents

PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Section 1: Introduction * History of Emergency Medicine * Principles of Resuscitation * Shock (Robert S. Chang) PART II: CASE STUDIES IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE Section 2: Chest Pain Introduction * Myocardial Infarction * Pulmonary Embolus * Pneumothorax * Atypical Chest Pain Questions and Answers Section 3: Shortness of Breath Introduction * Congestive Heart Failure * Asthma * COPD * Pneumonia Questions and Answers Section 4: Back Pain Introduction * Aortic Dissection * Nephrolithiasis * Pyelonephritis * Musculoskeletal disorder Questions and Answers Section 5: Abdominal Pain Introduction * Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm * Cholecystitis * Appendicitis * Diverticulitis Questions and Answers Section 6: Vomiting Introduction * GI Bleed * Bowel Obstructions * Hyperemesis * Gastroenteritis Questions and Answers Section 7: Pelvic Complaints * Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding in the Nonpregnant Patient * Complications of the First Trimester Pregnancy * Pelvic Infections * Pelvic Pain Questions and Answers Section 8: Headache * Subarachnoid Hemorrhage * Migraine * CNS Infections * CNS Neoplasms Questions and Answers Section 9: Change in Mental Status * Alcohol Intoxication * Metabolic Disorders * Seizure Disorder * Psychiatric Emergencies Questions and Answers Section 10: Weak and Dizzy Introduction * Cerebrovascular Accident * Vertigo * Syncope * Neuromuscular Weakness Questions and Answers Section 11: Fever Introduction * Traveler's Fever * HIV and Fever * Bacterial Source of Fever * Fever of Uncertain Etiology Questions and Answers PART III: TOPICS IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE Section 12: Prehospital * Prehospital EMS Systems * Disaster Management * Hazardous Material Section 13: Trauma * General Approach to Trauma * Musculoskeletal Trauma * Trauma During Pregnancy * Burns Section 14: Toxicology * Introduction to the Poisoned Patient * Toxidromes * Drugs of Abuse * Cardiovascular Medications Overdose * Acetaminophen * Salicylate Overdose Section 15: Environmental * Hypothermia * Hyperthermia * Submersion Injuries * Electrical and Lightning Injuries * Bites and Stings Section 16: The Laboratory in Emergency Medicine * Laboratory Medicine * Arterial Blood Gases * Culturing Fluids PART IV: PROCEDURES IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE * Pain Management/Analgesic and Sedation Section 17: ABCs * Airway Management * Peripheral Intravenous Access * Central Catheter Insertion Section 18: Wound Care * Anesthesia: Local Anesthetic Agents and Regional Blocks * Wound Care * Soft Tissue Infections Section 19: Musculoskeletal * Lumbar Puncture * Arthrocentesis * Dislocations * Extremity Splinting
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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