Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine Guide for Practitioners in the Emergency Department

ISBN-10: 0521542596

ISBN-13: 9780521542593

Edition: 2005

Authors: Swaminatha V. Mahadevan, Gus M. Garmel

List price: $107.00
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Winner of the 2006 AMWA Book Awards Physicians Category, An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine is a much-needed resource for individuals practicing in this challenging field. It takes a novel approach, describing in detail the best and most current methods including initial patient evaluation, generation of differential diagnoses, problem-solving and management of challenging conditions based on presenting symptoms. Unlike other textbooks, in which the diagnosis is known, this textbook approaches clinical problems as clinicians approach patients - without full knowledge of the final diagnosis. It provides an understanding of how to approach patients with undifferentiated conditions, ask the right questions, gather historical data, utilize physical examination skills and order and interpret laboratory and radiographic tests. It provides current management and disposition strategies with controversies presented, including pearls and summary points for each topic covered. The book is multi-author, each contributor chosen because of a track record in teaching as well as being internationally recognised experts in the specialty.
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List price: $107.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 818
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.884
Language: English

Weldon Bradshaw has worked at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, since 1972, as a teacher, administrator, and coach, primarily of cross country and track. Since 1970, he has been a freelance reporter covering mainly sports for the 'Richmond News Leader,' then the 'Times-Dispatch.' Since 2001, he has written a weekly column entitled 'Reflections' for the Collegiate website ( He and his wife Emily, who is also a teacher at Collegiate, live in western Henrico County and have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Gus M. Garmel is Co-Program Director, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine. He is Senior Staff Emergency Physician, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Santa Clara, CA, USA and Medical Student Clerkship Director, Surgery 313D (Emergency Medicine), Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also Senior Editor of The Permanente Journal.

Approach to the ED patient
Emergency airway management
Principles of resuscitation
Cardiac dysrhythmias
Approach to trauma
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Principles of pain management
Abdominal pain
Abnormal behavior
Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis
Alteration of consciousness
Chest pain
Crying and irritability
Diabetic emergencies
Dizziness and vertigo
ENT complaints: nosebleeds, earache and sore throat
Extremity trauma
Eye pain: red eye and visual loss
Fever in adults
Fever in young children
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Hypertensive emergencies and urgencies
Joint pain
Low back pain
Pelvic pain
Scrotal pain
Shortness of breath in adults
Shortness of breath in children
Toxic ingestion or exposure
Urinary complaints
Vaginal bleeding
Child abuse, elder abuse, intimate partner violence
Environmental emergencies
Ethics and end of life issues
Legal aspects of emergency care
Occupational exposures in the emergency department
Common emergency procedures
Wound preparation
Laceration repair
Procedural sedation
Focused assessment with sonography in trauma
Interpretation of emergency laboratories
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