AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care

Paperback | November 15, 2013

EditorLee A. Wallis, Teri A. Reynolds

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The main burden of disease in most African countries presents as emergencies, yet emergency care is massively neglected. The AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care equips healthcare workers in the sub-Saharan Region to investigate and manage patients who present with a range of acuteconditions.The Handbook takes the reader through the approach to the patient in a moderately resourced setting (e.g. where an X-ray machine and oxygen is available), or in a setting with full resources (e.g. CT scanner, cardiac catheterisation lab). This unique stratified approach is tailored to thespecificities of the African context. In addition, the book includes a set of syndrome-based Rapid Assessment Protocols to facilitate rapid intervention for undifferentially critically ill patients

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The main burden of disease in most African countries presents as emergencies, yet emergency care is massively neglected. The AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care equips healthcare workers in the sub-Saharan Region to investigate and manage patients who present with a range of acuteconditions.The Handbook takes the reader through t...

Professor Lee A. Wallis is Head of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cape Town and University of Stellenbosch, and President of the African Federation for Emergency Medicine. Dr Teri A. Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Emergency Medicine Residency Programme Director a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1008 pages, 7.09 × 4.33 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199056072

ISBN - 13:9780199056071

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Part 1 IntroductionPart 2 Approach to the unstable patientPart 3 Rapid assessment protocolsPart 4 Disorders by systemA. CardiovascularB. Dental and oral surgeryC. DermatologyD. Ear, nose and throatE. Environmental emergenciesF. GastrointestinalG. HaematologyH. Infectious diseasesI. Metabolic and nutritionalJ. NeurologyK. Obstetrics and gynaecologyL. OphthalmologyM. OrthopaedicsN. PsychiatryO. Renal and urologyP. Respiratory systemQ. RheumatologyR. ToxicologyS. TraumaPart 5 Emergency ultrasoundPart 6 ProceduresPart 7 Special considerationsA. ProcessB. Out of hospital careC. Disaster medicinePart 8 Appendix