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The newly updated Pocket Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition is full of the essential information every emergency department clinician should have at their side at all times. In a reader-friendly and portable format the chapters are organized around presenting conditions to better serve actual ED treatment situations. Each chapter begins with approach to a condition, followed by concise discussion of important diagnostic categories, then highlights the essential elements of history, physical examination, testing and treatment.
Quick-reference outline format, lists, and tables aid quick treatment decision-making
Topics include chief complaints listed in alphabetical order, including trauma, pediatric emergencies, environmental exposures, airway management, distraction injuries
Chapters address multiple diseases, disorders and procedures, providing definition, history, evaluation, differential diagnosis, classic findings, critical studies, ED interventions, indications and contraindications, treatment and references
Acronym table and differential diagnosis table boxed for quick access
Clinical pearls throughout text offer important data and warnings on common clinical errors
Appendices include abbreviations, PALS protocols, information on ICU meds, important antibiotics, formulas, and common ED procedures