Emergency Medicine ON CALL

Paperback | September 9, 2003

bySamuel Keim

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This user-friendly reference assists in the initial evaluation and treatment of the most frequently encountered problems in emergency medicine, both common and potentially life-threatening. The largest section of the book consists of 97 of the most common or important emergency medicine problems experienced by adult, pediatric, and geriatric populations. Each chapter in this section includes the presenting problem, immediate questions, differential diagnosis, laboratory and diagnostic data, and treatment plan. Additional chapters such as toxicologic emergencies, laboratory diagnosis, procedures, blood component therapy, and commonly used medications are also included and enhance the book's value as a single-source reference.

Key Features:
*Logically organized, quick-access reference to the evaluation and management of problems encountered in the emergency department setting - essential information is located immediately and provides a complete picture of the initial evaluation and treatment of specific problems
*Problem-oriented approach to the information is uniquely suited to the way in which emergency medicine is taught and practiced
*Differential diagnosis, key laboratoy and diagnostic tests, and treatment plans for 97 of the most commmon problems that present in the emergency department
*Chapters on laboratory and diagnostic tests, procedures, and commonly used medications - highlight important information in the management of the medical patient

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This user-friendly reference assists in the initial evaluation and treatment of the most frequently encountered problems in emergency medicine, both common and potentially life-threatening. The largest section of the book consists of 97 of the most common or important emergency medicine problems experienced by adult, pediatric, and ge...

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Use the ON CALL series when you want on the spot treatment advice for the most frequently encountered problems in emergency medicine*Comprehensive overview of the initial evaluation and treatment of over 120 of the most common problems seen in the emergency department*Unique ON CALL format is organized for quick access to essential inf...

Associate Professor of Surgery. Emergency Medicine. University of Arizona College of Medicine. Tucson, AZ
Format:PaperbackPublished:September 9, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071388796

ISBN - 13:9780071388795

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Table of Contents

I. Adult Emergency On-Call Problems

1. Abdominal Pain

2. Acid-Base Disorders

3. Altered Mental Status

4. Altitude Sickness

5. Anaphylaxis

6. Aneurysms

7. Anxiety

8. Back Pain

9. Bites and Stings

10. Bleeding Problems

11. Bradycardia

12. Cancer Problems

13. Cardiac Arrest

14. Cardiac Transplant Problems

15. Chest Pain

16. Congestive Heart Failure/Pulmonary Edema

17. Consent to Treatment

18. Constipation

19. Cough in Adults

20. Decubitus Ulcer

21. Dental Pain and Infections

22. Dermatologi Problems

23. Diabetic Problems

24. Dialysis Patient Problems

25. Diarrhea

26. Dizziness and Vertigo

27. Drowning/Near Drowning

28. Earache

29. Epistaxis

30. Ethical Dilemma

31. Eye Pain/Red Eye

32. Fever in Adults

33. Foreign Body in Rectum

34. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

35. Gastrointestinal Catheter Problems

36. Genitourinary Catheter Problems

37. Headache

38. Heart Murmur

39. Hemophysis

40. Hemorrhagic Shock

41. Hernia

42. Hiccups

43. Hypertension

44. Hostile Patient

45. Hypertension

46. Hyperthermia

47. Hypotension

48. Hypothermia

49. Indwelling Catheter Problems

50. Jaundice

51. Joint Swelling

52. Pacemaker Problems

53. Palpitations

54. Paresthesias

55. Penile Problems

56. Pregnancy Problems

57. Psychiatric Problems

58. Respiratory Distress

59. Scrotal Problems

60. Seizure

61. Sepsis

62. Sexual Assault

63. Skin Infections

64. Sore Throat

65. Stroke/TIA

66. Swollen, Warm, or Cold Extremity

67. Syncope

68. Tachycardia

69. Transfusion Reactions

70. Urinary Tract Problems

71. Vaginal Bleeding/Discharge

72. Weakness

73. Wheezing in Adults

II. Pediatric On-Call Problems

1. General Pediatric Assessment

2. Abdominal Pain in Children

3. Acute Life-Threatening Event (ALTE)

4. Cough in Children

5. Ear Pain in Children

6. Febrile Infant

7. Irritable Child

8. Musculoskeletal Problems in Children

9. Nonaccidental Trauma in Children

10. Swallowed Foreign Body

11. Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children

12. Wheezing in Children

III. Trauma Emergency On-Call Problems

1. Trauma Assessment and Resuscitation

2. Blunt Abdominal Trauma

3. Blunt Head Trauma

4. Burns

5. Chest Trauma

6. Electrical Injury

7. Extremity Fractures and Dislocations

8. Eye Trauma

9. Facial Trauma

10. Genitourinary Trauma

11. Neck and Spinal Cord Trauma

12. Needlestick

13. Pelvic and Hip Trauma

14. Trauma in Pregnancy

IV. Geriatric Emergency On-Call Problems

1. General Geriatric Assessment

2. Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Older Patient

3. Altered Mental Status in the Older Patient

4. Elder Abuse

5. Falls in the Older Patient

6. Functional Decline

V. Common Toxicologic Emergency On-Call Problems

1. Acetaminophen

2. Alcohols

3. Amphetamine Overdose

4. Anticholinergic Poisoning

5. Benzodiazepine Overdose

6. Beta Blocker Overdose

7. Calcium Channel Blocker Overdose

8. Cardiac Glycoside Overdose

9. Caustic and Corrosive Ingestion

10. Cocaine Overdose

11. Cyclic Antidepressant Overdose

12. Designer Drug Overdose

13. Iron Overdose

14. Organophosphate Poisoning

15. Salicylate Overdose

16. SSRI Overdose

VI. Terrorist Attacks

1. General Terrorism Assessment and Response

2. Biological Terrorism

3. Chemical Terrorism

4. Nuclear Terrorism

VII. Laboratory Diagnosis

VIII. Procedures

1. Abscess Drainage

2. Arterial Line Placement

3. Arthrocentesis

4. Bedside Ultrasound

5. Central Venous Line Placement

6. Cricothyrotomy

7. Eye and Nose Procedures

8. Intraosseous Line Placement

9. Laceration and Wound Care

10. Lumbar Puncture

11. Paracentesis

12. Peritoneal Lavage

13. Procedural Sedation in Adults

14. Procedural Sedation in Children

15. Rapid Sequence Endotracheal Intubation

16. Thoracentesis

17. Thoracostomy Tube Placement

18. Venous Cutdown

IX. Fluids and Electrolytes

1. Introduction

2. Prehospital

3. Emergency Department and Fluid Management

4. Selected Electrolyte Emergencies

X. Blood Component Therapy

XI. Ventilator Management

1. Indications and Set up

2. Routine Modification of Settings

3. Troubleshooting

4. Weaning

XII. Commonly Used Medications