Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Swaminatha V. Mahadevan, Gus M. Garmel
Publication Date: July 5, 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Size: 18.4 MB
Book DescriptionNow with updated ACLS algorithms 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.
This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own. I wish it had been available many years ago when I was a trainee working in the Accident and Emergency Department.
--Anaesthesia, R.M. Grounds
An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine has something for everyone, at all levels, from student to senior...valuable to those learning the specialty or preparing tutorials for staff in training or students.
--Clinical Medicine, Ed Glucksman, King's College Hospital
An Introduction To Clinical Emergency Medicine has something for everyone, at all levels, from student to senior... Drawings and photographs are used to good effect, and there are charts, diagrams and algorithms galore, again reflecting the emphasis on decision-making as information becomes available. The specialty is covered comprehensively ... the refreshing approach which sees information conveyed in the way that patient care unfolds.
--Clinical Medicine (2005)
As a clinical practitioner, I find this one of the most useful general texts I have seen in some time. Every time I look at it to review it, I end up bouncing from chapter to chapter, just exploring different clinical questions.... easy to use, whether as a standard text in emergency care practitioner preparation, or simply to support decision-making on a day-to-day basis...This extremely practical textbook will be valuable in any emergency care setting, and to all staff who are involved in patient management.
--Emergency Nursing (2005)
The book is clearly written for doctors working in Accident and Emergency Medicine. With that aim I feel it has succeeded. It was direct, gave good advice and led the reader to pass on a well examined, well diagnosed and well treated patient to the next layer of the complex medical tree that is today's modern general hospital. This is a book that all Accident and Emergency trainees will be very pleased to own. I wish it had been available many years ago when I was a trainee working in the Accident and Emergency Department.
--British Journal of Anaesthesia (2005)
This book catches the eye with several high-quality photographs, well-executed line drawings, fine-resolution radiographs, and 4-color tables and figures. Other emergency medicine textbooks do not adequately cover the unique starting point for emergency physicians: patients presenting with symptoms and signs...The book delivers on its promise of a complaint oriented focus. Strict adherence to standard headings in each chapter increases this book's communication power.
--Annals of Internal Medicine (2006)
The kind of book that can be used as a quick reference to be sure that all the relevant questions are asked and that they have a complete differential diagnosis before presenting a patient...Will provide the student with a framework of how to approach patients that will be valuable throughout their careers.
--Annals of Emergency Medicine (2006)
Attractively presented with clear illustrations...Most relevant for senior house officers, emergency nurse practitioners and medical students.
--Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (2006)
The medical student and resident will find An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine a valuable tool in preparing for the ED experience. A review of the differential-diagnosis tables also would serve as an excellent preparation tool for the written boards or for the in-service training team...illustrations and radiographs are of excellent quality, much better than expected for a book of this price.
--Academic Emergency Medicine
The complaint-oriented approach of An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine is its greatest strength. Faculty will appreciate that it stresses the pertinent and guided history and the physical findings for each complaint, which often is a difficult and frustrating concept to teach. Overall, the text highlights the uniqueness of the specialty and illustratrates how EM pracitioners think. It has achieved its goal of presenting an EM text in a complaint-oriented fashion.
--Academic Emergency Medicine