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An easy-to-use guide to the diagnosis, treatment, and managemenet of the full range of clinical conditions seen in emergency medicine This updated edition in the trusted CURRENT series is valuable to anyone practicing in an emergency department or acute-care setting. It emphasizes immediate management of life threatening problems, then covers the evaluation and treatment of specific disorders. Authoritative, easy-access coverage for Emergency Department clinicians who needs answers NOW Priority-based and problem-oriented organization encompasses all aspects of emergency medicine, including common emergencies, trauma, neonatal and pediatric emergencies Extensive at-a-glance algorithms facilitate quick management and diagnosis Comprehensive tables of drugs commonly used in the ED NEWchapters on beside ultrasound, procedural sedation, and pandemic flu MOREradiologic images throughout ALLchapters updated with the latest developments
Table of Contents
Authors Preface I. SPECIAL ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1. Approach to the Emergency Department Patient, T. Russell Jones 2. Prehospital Emergency Services, Margaret Strecker-McGraw and Kimrey J. Daniel 3. Nuclear, Biologic, and Chemical Agents; Weapons of Mass Destruction, David L. Morgan and Christopher Ortiz 4. Disaster Medicine, Gregory A. Starr, Thomas W. Allen, and Charles E. Stewart 5. Legal Aspects of Emergency Care, Charles A. Eckerline, Jr. and Jonathan C. Brantley 6. Emergency Bedside Ultrasound, David A. Fritz 7. Emergency Procedures, William Randall Partin and Colby Dorrah 8. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia, Christopher Colvin II: MANAGEMENT OF COMMON EMERGENCY PROBLEMS 9. Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Eric C. Goshorn, Justin A. Kan, and Salvator J. Vicario 10. Compromised Airway, Justin Knowles and Allison Rains 11. Shock, William F. Young, Jr. 12. The Multiply Injured Patient, Julia Martin 13. Respiratory Distress, C. Keith Stone 14. Chest Pain, Martin R. Huecker and Daniel J. O'Brien 15. Abdominal Pain, Justin Coomes and Melissa Platt 16. Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Timothy G. Price and Zachary E. Armstrong 17. Coma, Dylan B. Medley and James E. Morris 18. Syncope, C. Keith Stone, Margaret Strecker-McGraw, and Andrew Juergens 19. Seizures, C. Keith Stone 20. Headache, C. Keith Stone 21. Arthritis & Back Pain, Ryan P. Woods and Jason Seamon III: TRAUMA EMERGENCIES 22. Head Injuries, Roger L. Humphries 23. Maxillofacial & Neck Trauma, Alicia A. Shirakbari and Marshall Hall 24. Chest Trauma, Jonathan Jones and Seth Searley 25. Abdominal Trauma, Sonya C. Melville and Daniel E. Melville 26. Genitourinary Trauma, Brian Adkins 27. Vertebral Column & Spinal Cord Trauma, S. Derrick Fowler and Jason Seamon 28. Orthopedic Emergencies, Royce Coleman and Alison Reiland 29. Hand Trauma, Bill Ewen and Raymond G. Hart 30. Wound Care, Thomas R. Jones IV: NONTRAUMA EMERGENCIES 31. Eye Emergencies, Robert D. Greenberg and Kimrey J. Daniel 32. Emergency Disorders of the Ear, Nose, Sinuses, Oropharynx, and Mouth, Timothy C. Stallard 33. Pulmonary Emergencies, David A. Smith 34. Cardiac Emergencies, Sameer Desai 35. Cardiac Arrhythmias, Joseph Heidenreich 36. Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Elizabeth Davis and Kimberly J. Powers 37. Neurologic Emergencies, C. Keith Stone 38. Obstetric and Gynecological Emergencies and Rape, Ryan Tucker and Melissa Platt 39. Genitourinary Emergencies, Joseph Heidenreich 40. Vascular Emergencies, David A. Fritz 41. Hematologic Emergencies, M.K. Strecker-McGraw and Mark Andrew Wilson 42. Infectious Disease Emergencies, Jon Jaffe and Taylor Ratcliff 43. Metabolic & Endocrine Emergencies, Martin R. Huecker and Daniel F. Danzl 44. Fluid, Electrolyte, & Acid-Base Emergencies, James E. Morris 45. Burns & Smoke Inhalation, Dorian Drigalla and Jennifer Gemmill 46. Disorders Due to Physical & Environmental Agents, Rebecca C. Bowers and M. Virginia Mustain 47. Poisoning, David L. Morgan and Douglas J. Borys 48. Dermatologic Emergencies, Kavon Azadi and Boyd Burns 49. Psychiatric Emergencies, Eric J. Brown and Lori Whelan 50. Pediatric Emergencies, Maria Stephan, Craig Carter, and Shah Ashfaq Index