What to do in a General Practice Emergency
August 1997, BMJ Books
All working in primary care can be faced with a serious or unfamiliar emergency. This invaluable handbook is designed to be carried in the doctor's bag, and to be used in the heat of the moment. It contains guidance on a broad range of emergency situations with authoritative guidelines and drug dosages, and will prove a practical tool when you really need to know what to do
Adult medicine: resuscitation - adult basic life support, adult advanced life support; medical emergencies - choking, anphylaxis; acute asthma; acute myocardial infarction, acute LVF, PE, seizures, coma. Paediatric medicine: assessment of the sick child; resuscitation - paediatric basic life support, paediatric advanced life support; medical emergencies - choking, shock, including sepsis and anaphylaxis, asthma, stridor and croup, seizures, coma. What do you do if you come across trauma: special situations - burns, electrocution, near drowning, hanging, hypothermia; gynaecological emergencies; obstetric emergencies; neonatal resuscitation; other emergencies - surgical emergencies, general fracture management, epistaxis, psychiatric emergencies; hints section (or "how to use a coke bottle as a nebuliser"); a personal note...Appendices: practical procedures; what to carry with you, and where to get it; further education and training.
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