First Exposure to Emergency Medicine

Paperback | July 14, 2004

byLance Hoffman, Richard Walker, Michael Wadman

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Designed for the medical student’s 4-week clerkship in the Emergency Department. This unique text helps the student learn the most clinically relevant material in a streamlined, easily-accessible format. Focuses on the “Don’t Miss Diagnoses” and “Commonly Encountered Problems” that the student must master to succeed in their clerkship.

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Designed for the medical student’s 4-week clerkship in the Emergency Department. This unique text helps the student learn the most clinically relevant material in a streamlined, easily-accessible format. Focuses on the “Don’t Miss Diagnoses” and “Commonly Encountered Problems” that the student must master to succeed in their clerkship.

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The Books Physicians Wish They Had in Their ClerkshipsFirst Exposure books give you —*Just the right amount of information to read and absorb during your clerkship*An orientation to each specialty and the ways it differs from other specialties*What you can expect to get from your clerkship*Clinically helpful information on the procedur...

Lance H. Hoffman, MD, Assistant Professor and Student Clerkship Director, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska Dr. Hoffman contributes to Cline & Ma’s Companion Handbook and Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine. He is an active member of the Society of Academic...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:467 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.75 inPublished:July 14, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071417168

ISBN - 13:9780071417167

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Table of Contents

I.Introductory Information

A.Purpose of Book

B.Characteristics of EM

C.Patient Presentations

D.Emergency Medical System

II.Procedures

A.Likely to Perform

1.Suturing

2.Splinting

3.Arthrocentesis

4.Lumbar Puncture

B.Likely to Observe

1.Tube Thoracostomy

2.Central Venous Access

3.Rapid Sequence Induction

III.Chief Complaints

A.Chest Pain

B.Dyspnea

C.Abdominal Pain

D.Altered Mental Status

E.Headache

F.Syncope/Weakness

G.Vaginal Bleeding

H.Back Pain

I.Sore Throat

J.Pediatric Fever

K.Geriatric Fever

L.Multiple Trauma

M.Advanced Life Support

1.Adult

2.Pediatric

M. Toxic Ingestion

IV.Specific Disease Entities

A.Cardiovascular Disorders

1.Unstable Angina/Acute Myocardial Infarction

2.Aortic Dissection

3.Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

4.Congestive Heart Failure

B.Pulmonary Disorders

1.Asthma

2.COPD

3.Pneumonia

4.DVT/PE

C.Genitourinary Disorders

1.Urinary Tract Infection

2.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.urethritis, epidydimitis, PID/TOA

3.Testicular Torsion

4.Ectopic Pregnancy

D.Neurologic Disorders

1.Elevated Intracranial Pressure

2.Meningitis

3.Stroke

4.Status Epilepticus

5.Spinal Cord Compression

6.Intracranial Hemorrhage

E.Metabolic Disorders

1.DKA/HONKS

2.Hypoglycemia

3.Acute Adrenal Insufficiency

4.Hyperkalemia

5.Rhabdomyolysis

F.Gastrointestinal Disorders

1.Appendicitis

2.Cholecystitis

3.Pancreatitis

4.Diverticulitis

5.Perforated Viscus

6.Bowel Obstruction.adhesion, hernia, carcinoma, intussusception, malrotation, pyloric stenosis

7.GI Bleeding.PUD, esophageal varices, diverticulosis, carcinoma, AVM

G.Musculockeletal Disorders

1.Open Fracture

2.Compartment Syndrome

3.Septic Arthritis

H.Ophthalmologic Disorders

1.Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma

2.Globe Rupture

3.Iritis

4.Acid/Alkali Burns

5.Pre-/Post-Septal Cellulitis

6.Corneal Foreign Body

7.Corneal Ulcer

I.Toxicologic Disorders

1.Ethanol Intoxication

2.TCA

3.APAP

4.ASA

5.CO

6.Organophosphate

J.Environmental Injuries

1.Hyperthermia

2.Hypothermia

3.Anaphylaxis