Occupational Emergency Medicine

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Feb 222019

With a large proportion of emergency admissions due to occupational health problems, the effect this can have on your practice cannot be ignored. Owing to the shortage of occupational physicians and limited worker access to health care, the diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases rely increasingly on the emergency physician.
Apart from extra paperwork, owing to the extra legal and administrative regulations, a lack of knowledge of occupational medicine can risk a missed diagnosis.

This burden of work means occupational disorders impact the whole of the emergency department. Michael Greenberg addresses your questions and concerns about the management of these patients:

• from triage to discharge, and beyond
• for all work-place injuries or disorders, whether office-based, agricultural or industrial
• and their employment regulations
Occupational Emergency Medicine is an essential reference for emergency physicians and trainees, featuring comprehensive information on legal issues involving the physician, and advice on managing occupational health admissions.





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Emergency Surgery

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Feb 082019

Emergency Surgery provides both a practical guide and an understanding of the issues that need to be considered in the management of emergency surgery patients. It presents a clear account of the key issues involved in the assessment, investigation, resuscitation and surgical management of patients who present to the on-call emergency team. It considers the full breadth of issues encountered in these patients including anaesthesia, pre-op resuscitation/optimization, and initial post-operative care including preliminary high dependency/critical care, as well as the complications and acute issues found in acute surgical patients on the ward. It is ideal for surgical trainees as well as trainees from other specialties involved in the care of these complex and challenging patients.Content: Chapter 1 The Initial Approach to the Emergency Surgery Patient (pages 1–5): Adam Brooks and J. Alastair D. SimpsonChapter 2 Preoperative Considerations (pages 6–13): Paul WoodChapter 3 Emergency Anaesthesia (pages 14–19): Giles R. NordmannChapter 4 Analgesia (pages 20–26): Jeff L. TongChapter 5 Acute Appendicitis (pages 27–33): Tom Palser, David J. Humes and Adam BrooksChapter 6 Colonic Diverticulosis (pages 34–39): David Luke and Douglas M. BowleyChapter 7 Biliary Colic and Acute Cholecystitis (pages 40–42): Tom Palser and Mark TaylorChapter 8 Perforated Peptic Ulcer (pages 43–45): A. Morris and Mark J. MidwinterChapter 9 Fulminant Colitis (pages 46–49): Deborah Nicol and Richard L. WolversonChapter 10 Mesenteric Ischaemia (pages 50–55): Justin Manley and Tracy R. BilskiChapter 11 Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage (pages 56–60): John S. HammondChapter 12 Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding (pages 61–66): J. Alastair D. SimpsonChapter 13 Acute Pancreatitis (pages 67–73): Euan J. Dickson, Colin J. McKay and C. Ross CarterChapter 14 Small Bowel Obstruction (pages 74–79): J. Edward F. FitzgeraldChapter 15 Surgical Jaundice and Cholangitis (pages 80–85): John S. Hammond and Ian BeckinghamChapter 16 Large Bowel Obstruction (pages 86–91): Igor V. Voskresensky and Bryan A. CottonChapter 17 Emergency Surgical Management of Herniae (pages 92–97): John Simpson and David J. HumesChapter 18 Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (pages 99–105): Ross Davenport and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 19 Acute Limb Ischaemia (pages 106–111): Matthew Button and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 20 Superficial Sepsis, Cutaneous Abscess and Necrotising Fasciitis (pages 113–123): Conor D. MarronChapter 21 Emergency Urology (pages 125–135): Thomas J. Walton and Gurminder S. MannChapter 22 Abdominal Trauma: Evaluation and Decision Making (pages 137–144): Lesly A. Dossett and Bryan A. CottonChapter 23 Thoracic Trauma: Evaluation and Decision Making (pages 145–152): Stella R. Smith, Thomas Konig and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 24 Vascular Trauma (pages 153–160): Lt Col Nigel Tai and Nora BrennanChapter 25 Damage Control Surgery (pages 161–168): Timothy C. Nunez, Igor V. Voskresensky and Bryan A. CottonChapter 26 Trauma Laparotomy (pages 169–179): Victor Zaydfudim and Bryan A. CottonChapter 27 Operative Management of Thoracic Trauma (pages 180–184): Thomas Konig and Lt Col Nigel TaiChapter 28 Abdominal Trauma: Operative and Non?Operative Management (pages 185–191): Roland A. Hernandez, Aviram M. Giladi and Bryan A. CottonChapter 29 Critical Care (pages 193–202): Andrew McDonald JohnstonChapter 30 Postoperative Complications (pages 203–211): Abeed Chowdhury and Adam Brooks
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Local Emergency Planning Committee Guidebook: Understanding the EPA Risk Management Program Rule

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Feb 072019

Members of the community who serve on LEPC’s are on the frontlines when it comes to responding effectively to incidents that may occur in local facilities handling hazardous materials. This book provides practical, solid information to assist them in formulating effective plans to respond to emergencies and reduce potential risks to the public.Content: Chapter 1 Introduction (pages 1–6): Chapter 2 Developing Understanding: A Summary of the Risk Management Program Rule (pages 7–19): Chapter 3 LEPC Use of Hazard Assessment Information (pages 21–27): Chapter 4 LEPC Use of RMP Emergency Response Plan Information (pages 29–33): Chapter 5 LEPC Use of Prevention Program Information (pages 35–40): Chapter 6 Proactive Aspects of LEPC Involvement in Risk Management (pages 41–52): Chapter 7 Summary and Status of Revision to Regulations (pages 53–54):
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Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies, 2nd edition

 Dentistry, Emergency  Comments Off on Head, Neck and Dental Emergencies, 2nd edition
Feb 072019

Head, Neck, and Dental Emergencies, Second Edition provides the reader with a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of all urgent or emergent problems that occur above the collar bones.

Emergency care must be simple and quick so this guide comprises short notes, diagrams, and photographs, with an emphasis on establishing the diagnosis while maintaining a high index of suspicion.

New features for this edition are aimed at assisting a rapid diagnosis. Chapters are symptom-based and structured around how the patients present. Quick-reference boxes at the start of each chapter list common presentations and their causes, followed by tips and tricks on what to look for and what questions to ask the patient. Fully comprehensive, this new edition also has two new chapters on ‘The Nose’ and ‘The Throat’.





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Principal Emergency Response and Preparedness: Requirements and Guidance

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Feb 022019

Anticipating and planning your organization’s response to an emergency situation isn’t just a good idea: it’s a federal requirement. Since 1989, OSHA has issued numerous standards that explicitly require employers to have emergency action plans for their workplaces and dozens more regulating specific materials and processes that affect the health and safety of employees.

This book makes the task of identifying and understanding OSHA’s emergency response requirements virtually effortless by compiling and summarizing the most relevant requirements—53 general and 95 industry-specific—found in Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 29 Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, and 1928.





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Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, 2nd Edition

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Feb 012019

“For those of us who want to ensure that we are up to date to guarantee clinical confidence, this book fills that need.” —Stephen C. Morris, Annals of Emergency Medicine


With an in-depth and up-to-date description of the unique presentation, differential diagnosis, and management of specific critical illness, this second edition emphasizes on ECMO, sepsis, neuro, critical care, pulmonary hypertension, crashing obese patient, and neonatal. Readers will also see the addition of many new flow diagrams and diagnostic and treatment algorithms.

The ability to manage critically ill patients is perhaps the defining skill of emergency physicians. Whether performing rapid sequence intubation, initiating and adjusting mechanical ventilation, titrating vasoactive medications, administering intravenous fluids, or initiating extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, emergency clinicians must be at their best in these high-octane scenarios, during which lives can be saved—or lost.

Emergency Department Resuscitation of the critically Ill focuses on caring for the sickest of the sick: the unstable patient with undifferentiated shock; the crashing ventilated patient; the decompensating patient with pulmonary hypertension or septic shock; the crashing obese patient; or the hypotensive patient with a left ventricular assist device. You’ll also find imperative information about managing pediatric and neonatal resuscitation, intracerebral hemorrhage, and the difficult emergency delivery.

What physiological possibilities must you consider immediately? What steps should you take now to save the patient’s life? The country’s foremost emergency medicine experts tell you everything you need to know to deliver rapid, efficient, and appropriate critical care. Quite simply, this book will help you SAVE lives.

What’s in it?

Undifferentiated Shock
The Difficult Airway
The Crashing Ventilated Patient
Fluid Management
Cardiac Arrest Updates
Postcardiac Arrest Management
Deadly Arrhythmias
Cardiogenic Shock
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Cardiac Tamponade
Aortic Catastrophes
Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
The Crashing Morbidly Obese Patient
Pulmonary Hypertension
Left Ventricular Assist Devices
The Critically Ill Poisoned Patient
The Crashing Trauma Patient
Emergency Transfusions
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
The Crashing Anaphylaxis Patient
Bedside Ultrasonography
The Difficult Emergency Delivery
Neonatal Resuscitation
Pediatric Resuscitation





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Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Illustrated Clinical Cases – 2nd Edition (November 2018 Release)

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Feb 012019

This book includes 200 clinical cases which present as emergencies. Congenital and acquired conditions affecting all body systems in infants and children are covered, including allergy, abuse, burns, fractures and other trauma, feeding problems, foreign bodies, genetic disorders, infections, poisoning, haematology, oncology, and much more. Cases appear in random order, reflecting actual practice in emergency medicine, and reinforcing skills in investigation, diagnosis, and treatment. It is superbly illustrated with high-quality radiographic images and photographs and is indispensable for all health professionals dealing with emergencies involving children.




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Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 5 edition

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Jan 282019

Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 5th edition, is a concise, portable handbook summarizing the wide range of conditions encountered in pediatric emergency departments. As children with acute problems often receive care in private offices and clinics, it is equally relevant for pediatricians, emergency medicine physicians, family practitioners and internists.

The 5th edition of this hugely successful resource is the leading book of its kind for several reasons: • Clear, concise guidance is given for patient evaluation and follow-up and explicit indications for admission • Every chapter is organized in a standard format, making it very easy for a reader to locate critical information rapidly • A dedicated ‘Special Considerations’ chapter addresses difficult problems such as the crying infant and the cross-cultural encounter Numerous new topics are included, making Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, 5th edition an invaluable resource for any physician working in acute care settings where children are seen.





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Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine – A.P.I.C.E.: Proceedings of the 12th Postgraduate Course in Critical

 Anesthesiology, Emergency  Comments Off on Anaesthesia, Pain, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine – A.P.I.C.E.: Proceedings of the 12th Postgraduate Course in Critical
Jan 222019


The management of critically ill patients has,in the past few years, been a discipline at the forefront of development which continues to make progress with the support of basic and clinical research in the broadest sense. The application of biotechnology in this particular area has revealed itself to be essential in an attempt to provide the best interpretation of the bio-humoral and functional alterations present in a long series of often complex clinical conditions. The care of the critically ill is also at the forefront in the application of increasingly sophisticated clinical monitoring systems that also contribute to standardizing certain procedures, establish guidelines, and evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and their costs.
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GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction

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Jan 172019

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have developed rapidly in recent years and now provide powerful tools for the capture, manipulation, integration, interrogation, modelling, analysis and visualisation of data – tools that are already used for policy support in a wide range of areas at almost all geographic and administrative levels. This holds especially for emergency preparedness and health risk reduction, which are all essentially spatial problems. To date, however, many initiatives have remained disconnected and uncoordinated, leading to less powerful, less compatible and less widely implemented systems than might otherwise have been the case. The important matters discussed here include the probabilistic nature of most environmental hazards and the semi-random factors that influence interactions between these and human exposures; the effects of temporal and spatial scales on hazard assessment and imputed risk; the effects of measurement error in risk estimation and the stratification of risks and their impacts according to socioeconomic characteristics; and the quantification of socioeconomic differences in vulnerability and susceptibility to environmental hazards.
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