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Lecture Notes: Emergency Medicine, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-3666-5
456 pages
December 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Emergency Medicine Lecture Notes provides all the necessary information, within one short volume, for a sound introduction to this core specialty area.

Presented in a user-friendly format, combining readability with flowcharts and high-quality illustrations, this fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent advances in the field of emergency medicine. For this new edition, Emergency Medicine Lecture Notes features:

• Illustrations and flow charts in a two colour presentation throughout
• More detail on imaging, diagnosis and management of a wide range of acute conditions
• A brand new companion website at www.lecturenoteseries.com/emergencymed featuring a selection of MCQs to test readers on common pitfalls in emergency medicine

Not only is this book a great starting point to support initial teaching on the topic, but it is easy to dip in and out of for reference or revision at the end of a module, rotation or final exams. Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of emergency medicine, Emergency Medicine Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those involved in treating those in an emergency setting.

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Preface to the fourth edition, vii

Preface to the second edition, viii

Preface to the first edition, ix

1 What every emergency physician must know, 1

2 Major trauma and multiple injuries, 19

3 Head injuries, 33

4 The neck and the back, 50

5 Facial injuries, 64

6 Injuries to the trunk, 72

7 The lower limb, 86

8 The upper limb, 111

9 The hand, 128

10 Burns, contamination and irradiation, 136

11 Cardiac arrest and cardiac dysrhythmias, 150

12 Chest pain, 176

13 Respiratory distress, 196

14 Collapse and sudden illness, 219

15 Poisoning, 268

16 Abdominal pain, 302

17 Obstetric, gynaecological, genitourinary and perineal problems, 316

18 Children’s problems in the emergency department, 328

19 The disturbed patient, 357

20 Medicolegal aspects of emergency medicine, 370

21 Small wounds and localised infections, 391

22 Ophthalmic, ENT and facial conditions, 411

Index, 426

Companion website

A companion website is available at: www.lecturenoteseries.com/emergencymed featuring a selection of MCQs on common pitfalls in emergency medicine.

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Chris Moulton is Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Royal Bolton Hospital, UK

David Yates is Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, UK

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Companion website features a selection of MCQs to test readers on common pitfalls in emergency medicine.
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