Dec 122014
 


With growing numbers of chronically ill patients surviving longer and receiving novel medical and surgical treatments, emergency departments are increasingly the venue for associated acute presentations. How can emergency physicians respond to these challenging and emerging conditions?

This book focuses on the unusual and complex disease presentations not covered in detail in the standard textbooks, helping you manage patients with conditions such as congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, morbid obesity, intellectual disability and intestinal failure.

Not only does this book provide guidance on evaluation and diagnosis, but it also addresses the practical issues of acute management and continuing referral. The individual chapters are written by high profile emergency physicians, in conjunction with appropriate specialists, and include authoritative evidence to back up the clinical information.

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Dec 122014
 


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Nov 302014
 


With the introduction of new post-graduate Medical training in the UK, virtually all doctors will be exposed to some form of surgical training prior to specialization. Many of these doctors will have little exposure to surgical emergencies in medical school. Thus, they may unnecessarily refer to a senior doctor when not needed, or catastrophically neglect a patient needing urgent surgical opinion.

 

Surgical Emergencies in Clinical Practice is a compact resource which allows any clinician, without previous surgical knowledge, to be able to make an accurate diagnosis and have a treatment plan for the whole spectrum of surgical emergencies. The essential steps of initial management of all surgical emergencies is outlined in a manner that can be used on a day-to-day basis for clinical management.

 

Written by experts in the field, Surgical Emergencies in Clinical Practice is a valuable tool for all junior doctors and medical students in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America. It will also be of interest to nurse practitioners, general practitioners and allied health professionals managing these patients.

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Nov 272014
 

Acute Medical Emergencies: The Practical Approach (Paperback)

By (author): Advanced Life Support Group

Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies.

This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain.

There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond. The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations, ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

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Nov 152014
 


Critical care happens where it is needed, not just in the Icu. Patients with acute critical illness are often cared for initially in the Ed, and the beginning actions can help alter outcomes hours, day and months later. This handbook targets selected common or high risk critical condition or therapies needed to optimize Ed care, using the newest research and experiences from respected authors. Chapters are organized in a readable and user-friendly format, and each describes the topic, defines key terms, notes cutting edge and controversial aspects, and delivers pragmatic advice. Our goal is not to discuss every pathology and care option, but to focus on the key thoughts and actions that can drive care and improve the health of those in need.
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Oct 102014
 

Get Through Trauma Examinations (Paperback)

By (author): Saran Shantikumar, Andrew Paul Monk, James Wigley

Providing over 150 single best answer questions, this comprehensive question and answer guide provides candidates with the practice material necessary to successfully pass trauma examinations such as the ATLS or EMST.

• The only SBA practice question title specifically for trauma examination revision

• Detailed answer explanations ensure thorough understanding of trauma procedures
• Written by a team of knowledgeable authors in trauma and surgery who all have first-hand experience of trauma examinations

Get Through Trauma Examinations is essential reading and revision material for postgraduate candidates preparing for these specialist courses and exams, as well as nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers using these practices on a daily basis.

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Sep 292014
 

Emergency Cross-sectional Radiology (Cambridge Medicine) (Paperback)

By (author): Dr Daniel Y. F. Chung, Dipanjali Mondal, Erskine J. Holmes, Dr Rakesh Misra

Cross-sectional imaging plays an ever-increasing role in the management of the acutely ill patient. There is 24/7 demand for radiologists at all levels of training to interpret complex scans, and alongside this an increased expectation that the requesting physician should be able to recognise important cross-sectional anatomy and pathology in order to expedite patient management. Emergency Cross-Sectional Radiology addresses both these expectations. Part I demystifies cross-sectional imaging techniques. Part II describes a wide range of emergency conditions in an easy-to-read bullet point format. High quality images reinforce the findings, making this an invaluable rapid reference in everyday clinical practice. Emergency Cross-Sectional Radiology is a practical aide-memoire for emergency medicine physicians, surgeons, acute care physicians and radiologists in everyday reporting or emergency on-call environments.
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Sep 162014
 


Uncommon problems tend to be overlooked; they are usually difficult to diagnose and a challenge to manage. Acute Medicine: Uncommon Problems and Challenges gathers together all uncommon problems relevant to the treatment of seriously ill patients in a quick one-stop reference. Each topic contains both essential diagnostic and treatment information and discusses the implications for intensive care management, obviating the need to refer to specialized sources. The A-Z format with frequent cross-referencing aids rapid access to key information and cartoons throughout aid learning. Intensivists, anaesthetists, emergency specialists and a wide range of other healthcare professionals will find this an invaluable resource when faced with acute medical problems. From Abruptio placentae to Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Acute Medicine: Uncommon Problems and Challenges will help you diagnose and manage the tricky acute problems you encounter in daily clinical practice.
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Sep 152014
 

Emergency Cardiology Second Edition (Paperback)

By (author): Karim Ratib, Gurbir Bhatia, Neal Uren, James Nolan

This fully revised and updated second edition of Emergency Cardiology offers highly practical advice on the diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions. Throughout the book the authors employ an evidence-based approach to clinical practice, and provide detailed guidance for day-to-day practice in a wider variety of settings - from the emergency department to intensive care and the cardiac ward.

  • Provides essential advice for the rapid diagnosis and management of cardiac emergencies - both common and more rare. 
  • Includes evidence-based guidelines and the results of the most groundbreaking clinical trials
  • Practical format pocket-sized format
  • Authored by four cardiologists with extensive experience in the emergency setting

Emergency Cardiology, Second Edition is an essential purchase for junior doctors, emergency department staff, trainees in cardiology and specialist nurses.

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Sep 152014
 

Emergency Care of Minor Trauma in Children (Paperback)

By (author): Ffion CW Davies, Colin E Bruce, Kate Taylor-Robinson

Succinct and highly illustrated, this handy pocket guide enables doctors, nurses and emergency care practitioners to successfully manage common minor injuries in children at the point of care.

Key features of this book:
  • Concise, evidence-based text including the latest recommended guidelines and
    procedures for instant access to key information
  • Includes generous use of colour, warning boxes, icons, clinical tips and practical
    advice to help the reader find information at a glance
  • Detailed guidance on when to treat, how to treat, when to refer or when minor
    trauma is indicative of a more serious diagnosis
  • Numerous illustrations help explain more difficult concepts

This book is an essential purchase for junior doctors, nurse practitioners and emergency care practitioners in the emergency department, minor injury centre or primary care facility. It is a touchstone for all those seeing children following minor injury or trauma.

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