Emergencies in Neurology: Volume I , 2 Edition

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Jul 202019
 

This is the second edition (in two volumes) of a well-received book that reflects current practices in the management of neurological emergencies. It was written bearing in mind the needs of first-contact physicians, who may be neurology trainees, neurology consultants, or interns. Special attention has been paid to various aspects of managing patients at the emergency department, from taking a good clinical history, to completing a quick and focused clinical examination, to investigating and commencing treatment.
Neurological emergencies are unique in that they appear abruptly, generally follow a volatile course, and require a prompt yet balanced response. The management of neurological emergencies has been a major challenge in the past, and today, early and aggressive approaches are generally recommended. Exploring these and other aspects, the book offers a valuable asset for all practitioners seeking answers to the questions that inevitably arise while attempting to manage such critical situations.

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Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, Second Edition

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Jun 302019
 

Provides a comprehensive examination of emergency management and offers concepts and strategies for creating effective programs

This book looks at the larger context within which emergency management response occurs, and stresses the development of a program to address a wide range of issues. Not limited to traditional emergency response to natural disasters, it addresses a conceptual model capable of integrating multiple disciplines and dealing with unexpected emergencies.

Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs, Second Edition starts by focusing on the three pillars on which successful emergency management is based: an understanding of history, knowledge of social science research, and technical expertise in emergency management operations. It provides insight as to how emergency management has evolved and suggests reasons why the current method of response planning doesn’t work as well as it should. The book then goes on to discuss establishing and administering the emergency management program. It looks at the analysis of risk as the basis for strategy development, and considers both the traditional macro view of hazard identification and analysis as well as the micro view required for continuity planning. Strategy development is examined next, followed by coverage of planning process, techniques and methods. The book finishes with chapters on coordinating response, leading in crisis, and crisis management.

Features two new chapters on the development of national response strategy and leadership in a crisis
Incorporates the Principles of Emergency Management adopted by many emergency management professional associations and agencies
Encourages the development of an enterprise wide program to address a wide range of potential threats
Covers the various phases of comprehensive emergency management
Integrates academic research with practical experience and case studies

Emergency Management: Concepts and Strategies for Effective Programs is an important book that will benefit students, law enforcement, and state and local emergency managers and planners involved in emergency management.

About the Author
LUCIEN G. CANTON, CEM, CPP CBCP, has over 40 years’ experience in hazard and risk analysis, loss reduction, and emergency planning. As the Director of Emergency Services for the City of San Francisco from 1996 to 2004, he was responsible for coordinating the City’s emergency management program and served as a policy advisor on emergency management and Homeland Security issues. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Canton was an Emergency Management Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 1990 to 1996

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Emergency Triage, 3rd Edition

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Jun 232019
 

The Manchester Triage System (MTS) is the most widely used triage system in the UK, Europe and Australia, with tens of millions of patients being processed through hospital emergency departments. It is also used in hospitals throughout Brazil.

Emergency Triage is the core text for the MTS, which utilises a risk averse system of prioritisation for patients in all unscheduled care settings. As such, it is an essential text for all emergency department staff using the MTS, in particular triage nurses. The book is both a training tool and a reference for daily use in the Emergency Department and prehospital settings.

This edition features revised protocols that reflect new approaches to prioritisation, with accompanying revised flowcharts – the core part of the book.

Table of Contents

Presentation flow charts index
1: Introduction
2: The decision-making process and triage
3: The triage method
4: Pain assessment as part of the triage process
5: Patient management, triage and the triage nurse
6: Auditing the triage process
7: Telephone triage
8: Beyond prioritisation to other applications

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Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, 5 edition

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Jun 212019
 

Maximize Your Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom: Fifth Edition is a outline format and quick-hit question-and-answer formatcases review of the most important information you need to know when preparing for the oral board portion of certification in emergency medicine. This review is great for last minute board preparation and reinforces essential information for top exam-day performance.

Drs. Gossman and Plantz takes you through a range of topics they are likely to see on their boards, and prepares the reader by setting up the material in alphabetical table of contents for quick accessibility to pertinent information. Each topic within the chapter is broken out by disease or disorder, and concise information is given about the patient’s evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. This outline section is followed by rapid fire review of the material where only the correct answer is given. The final part of the book is comprised of test cases for study alone or with a partner.

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Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

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Jun 172019
 

Ultrasound has revolutionized a physician’s ability to make urgent and emergent diagnoses at the bedside, and has changed the management of many acute injuries and conditions. This is a practical, concise introduction to what is rapidly becoming an essential tool for all critical care physicians: bedside emergency ultrasound. The Manual covers the full spectrum of conditions diagnosed using ultrasound and gives practical guidance in how to use ultrasound for common invasive procedures. Major applications are introduced using focused diagnostic questions and reviewing the image-acquisition skills needed to answer them. Images of positive and negative findings are presented, and scanning tips for improving image quality. The second edition has been substantially revised and expanded, with new images, updated literature reviews, new applications and clinical algorithms. New chapters cover additional procedures, musculoskeletal and pediatric applications, and the use of ultrasound in resuscitation. This text is invaluable for emergency physicians at all levels.
 
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Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition

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May 222019
 


by Robb Rehberg PhD ATC CSCS NREMT CF (Author), Jeff G. Konin PhD ATC PT FACSM (Author)

For more than a decade, Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach has filled a void in athletic training education on the subject of emergency care. Now, this updated Third Edition continues to pave the way to prepare athletic training students beyond traditional first aid training as well as providing specific information on emergency situations in sports for emergency medical services (EMS) professionals.

In this updated Third Edition, Dr. Robb S. Rehberg and Dr. Jeff G. Konin, along with their 13 contributors, have created a resource that can be used in athletic training education programs as a core text in a sports emergency care course; a supplemental text in several courses that address immediate care within an athletic training education curriculum; and it can be used by EMS educators in developing continuing education programs for prehospital providers.

Some of the topics included in the Third Edition:
Assessment of Sports Emergencies
Cardiovascular Emergencies
Management of Traumatic Brain Injury
Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries
Managing Mental Health Emergencies
Care of Athletes with Disabilities
Emergencies in Sports for the Aging Athlete

Regardless of discipline, it is important for all health care providers caring for ill or injured athletes to be knowledgeable and proficient in managing sports emergencies. This ability can only be achieved through preparation and practice, and Sports Emergency Care: A Team Approach, Third Edition continues to be a groundbreaking text that gives access to the essential resources health care providers need to address sports emergencies. This includes but is not limited to athletic trainers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and physicians.

From the Foreword:
“Emergencies can occur anytime and anywhere in sports, including at a practice or on the bus traveling to an event. After nearly 40 years as a professional sports athletic trainer, these emergency moments give me pause. Preparation is the key to successful outcomes in all emergencies.”
—Ronnie P. Barnes, MS, ATC
Senior Vice President, Medical Services
Head Athletic Trainer
New York Football Giants

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Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance

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May 222019
 

by Denise Campbell (Author), Susan M. Carr (Author)

Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance is a succinct, illustrated guide covering the practical skills needed to manage obstetric and midwifery emergencies, as well as high-risk midwifery care. It provides clear guidance on the factors which predispose to complications so that preventative management can be employed whenever possible. Broad-ranging yet easy-to-read, Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance details the underlying physiology and pathophysiology related to the emergency and explores both the physical and psychological care of the woman, partner and newborn during and following the emergency.

Key features:

Evidence-based, with guidance from the NMC, RCOG, NICE, and The Resuscitation Council
Presented in an innovative, visual style that makes the key concepts easy to understand
Provides helpful websites that expand on various topics as well as providing information on support groups for the woman and her family
Midwifery Emergencies at a Glance is an ideal guide for practising midwives, pre‐registration student midwives, general practitioners and junior doctors to support both revision and clinical practice

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Emerging Epidemics: Management and Control

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May 122019
 

A global perspective on the management and prevention of emerging and re-emerging diseases
Emerging infectious diseases are newly identified or otherwise previously unknown infections that cause public health challenges.

Re-emerging infectious diseases are due to both the reappearance of and an increase in the number of infections from a disease that is known, but which had formerly caused so few infections that it was no longer considered a public health problem. The factors that cause the emergence or re-emergence of a disease are diverse.

This book takes a look at the world’s emerging and re-emerging diseases. It covers the diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and control of a variety of individual diseases, and examines the social and behavioral issues that could contribute to epidemics. Each chapter focuses on an individual disease and provides scientific background and social history as well as the current basics of infection, epidemiology, and control.

Emerging Epidemics: Management and Control offers five topics of coverage:

FUNDAMENTALS
• Epidemics fundamentals
• Disasters and epidemics
• Biosafety
RE-EMERGING EPIDEMICS
• Tuberculosis
• Plague
NEWLY EMERGING EPIDEMICS
• Leptospirosis
• Dengue
• Japanese Encephalitis
• Chikungunya Fever
• West Nile Virus
• Chandipura Virus Encephalitis
• Kyasanur Forest Disease
• Hantavirus
• Human, Avian, and Swine Influenza
• Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
• Nipah Virus
• Paragonimiasis
• Melioidosis
POTENTIAL EPIDEMICS
• Biowarfare and bioterrorism
• Food contamination and food terrorism
• Antimicrobial resistance
VECTOR CONTROL METHODS
• Mosquito control
• Other disease vectors and their control
Offering an integrated, worldwide overview of the complexity of the epidemiology of infections, Emerging Epidemics will be a valuable resource for students, physicians, and scientists working in veterinary, medical, and the pharmaceutical sciences.

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Acute Medicine: A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies 5th Edition

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May 042019
 

Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards.

Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible.

Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.

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Dental Emergencies

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Apr 262019
 

Dental emergencies are common and require rapid response. Order today and keep readily accessible in your dental practice!Filled with clinical examples and step-by-step procedures, Dental Emergencies covers the full range of both common and complex traumatic injuries, pain, and oral lesions.From clinical examination and assessment of potential complications to key considerations in pain management, acute oral medical and surgical conditions, restorative emergencies, treating special needs patients, and beyond, you get a comprehensive reference that:distills essential information on dental emergenciesoffers succinct, practical instruction for immediate treatmenthighlights conditions for referraland much more!

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