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.
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.