Minor Emergencies

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-21
  • Publisher: W B Saunders Co

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Minor Emergencies gives you the practical how-tos you need to handle a wide range of non-life-threatening medical crises with speed and expertise. Completely updated with the latest equipment, devices, dosages, and techniques, this compact and portable medical reference book delivers fast, efficient guidance just when you need it. With Minor Emergencies on hand, you'll always be prepared! Find guidance at a glance with "What to Do" and "What NOT to Do" checklists. Effectively respond to medical crises at the point of care with Minor Emergencies! Consult this critical guide online wherever you go! At www.expertconsult.com you can navigate the complete text, follow links to PubMed, browse images, and view 60 procedural videos, including: Removing foreign body from skin Upper facial injury-fracture examination Upper facial injury-fracture examination, and much more! Stay on top of the latest procedures and treatment guidelines with updated coverage of 184 topics, including Swimmer's Ear, Dental Pain, Broken Rib, Locked Knee, Puncture Wounds, and Sunburn. Get procedural sedation recommendations from Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP. An essential quick reference with all the instructions you need to handle common, non-life-threatening emergencies with speed and expertise.

Table of Contents

Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergences
Dystonic Drug Reaction
Heat Illness (Heat Edema, Heat Syncope, Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion)
Hysterical Coma or Pseudoseizure
Idiopathic Facial Paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Migraine Headache
Seizures (Convulsions, Fits), Adult
Seizures (Convulstions, Fits), Febrile and Pediatric
Tension-Type (Muscle Contraction) Headache
Trivial, Minimal, and Minor Head Trauma (Concussion)
Vasovagal or Neurocardiogenic or Neurally Mediated Syncope (Faint, Swoon)
Vertigo (Dizziness, Lightheadedness)
Ophthalmologic Emergencies
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Contact Lens Complications
Corneal Abrasion
Foreign Body, Conjunctival
Foreign Body, Corneal
Hordeolum (Sty)
Iritis (Acute Anterior Uveitis)
Periorbital and Conjunctival Edema
Periorbital Ecchymosis (Black Eye)
Removal of Dislocated Contact Lens
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage
Ultraviolet Keratoconjunctivitis (Welder's or Tanning Bed Burn)
Ear, Nose, and Throat Emergencies
Cerumen Impaction (Earwax Blockage)
Epitaxis (Nosebleed)
Foreign Body, Ear
Foreign Body, Nose
Foreign Body, Throat
Laryngotracheobronchitis (Croup)
Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
Nasal Fracture (Broken Nose)
Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear), Acute
Otitis Media, Acute
Otitis Media with Effusion; Serous (Secretory) Otitis Media (Glue Ear)
Perforated Tympanic Membrane (Ruptured Eardrum)
Pharyngitis (Sore Throat)
Rhinitis, Acute (Runny Nose)
Rhinosinusitis (Sinusitis)
Oral and Dental Emergencies
Aphthous Ulcer, Acute
Avulsed Tooth, Dental Subluxation, and Dental Luxation
Bleeding after Dental Surgery
Burning Mouth Syndrome, Burning Tongue (Glossodynia)
Dental Pain, Periapical Abscess (Tooth Abscess)
Dental Pain, Pericoronitis
Dental Pain, Postextraction Alveolar Osteitis (Dry Socket)
Dental Pain, Pulpitis
Dental Trauma (Fracture, Subluxation, and Displacement)
Gingivitis and Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (Trench Mouth)
Lacerations of the Mouth
Mucocele (Mucous Cyst)
Oral Candidiasis (Thrush or Yeast Infection)
Oral Herpes Simplex (Cold Sore, Fever Blister)
Orthodontic Complications
Perlèche (Angular Cheilitis)
Sialolithiasis (Salivary Duct Stones)
Temporomandibular Disorder
Temporomandibular Joint Dislocation (Jaw Dislocation)
Uvular Edema, Acute
Pulmonary and Thoracic Emergencies
Bronchitis (Chest Cold), Acute
Costochondritis and Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
Inhalation Injury (Smoke Inhalation)
Irritant Incapcitant Exposure (Lacrimators, Riot Control Agents, Tear Gas)
Rib Fracture and Costochondral Separation (Broken Rib)
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
Anal Fissure
Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Colic (Stomach Cramps)
Diarrhea (Acute Gastoenteritis)
Enterobiasis (Pinworm, Seatworm, Threadworm)
Esophageal Food Bolus Obstruction (Steakhouse Syndrome)
Foreign Body, Rectal
Foreign Body, Swallowed
Hemorrhoids (Piles)
Innocuous Ingestions
Singultus (Hiccups)
Vomiting (Food Poisoning, Gastroenteritis)
Urologic Emergencies
Blunt Scrotal Trauma
Colorful Urine
Genital Herpes Simplex
Phimosis and Paraphimosis
Prostatitis, Acute Bacterial
Urethritis (Drip, Clap)
Urinary Retention, Acute
Urinary Tract Infection, Lower (Cystitis), Uncomplicated
Urinary Tract Infection, Upper (Pyelonephritis)
Gynecologic Emergencies
Bartholin Abscess
Condylomata acuminate (Genital Warts)
Contact Vulvovaginitis
Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Cramps)
Foreign Body, Vaginal
"Morning Afterö Emergency Contraception
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Vaginal Bleeding
Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Acromioclavicular (Shoulder) Separation
Ankle Sprain (Twisted Ankle)
Annular Ligament Displacement, Radial Head Subluxation (Nursemaid's Elbow)
Boutonnière Finger
Boxer's Fifth Metacarpal Fracture
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Strain (Whiplash)
Cheiralgia Paresthetica (Handcuff Neuropathy)
Clavicle (Collarbone) Fracture
Coccyx Fracture (Tailbone Fracture)
DeQuervain's Paratenonitis (Thumb Tenosynovitis)
Extensor Tendon Avulsion-Distal Phalanx (Baseball or Mallet Finger)
Finger Dislocation (PIP Joint)
Finger Sprain (PIP Joint)
Fingertip (Tuft) Fractures
Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Avulsion-Distal Phalanx (Splay Finger)
Ganglion Cysts
Gouty Arthritis, Acute
Knee Sprain
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) and Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Ligament Sprains (Including Joint Capsule Injuries)
Locked Knee
Lumbar Strain ("Mechanicalö Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Dysfunction), Acute
Monarticular Arthritis, Acute
Muscle Cramps (Charley Horse)
Muscle Strains and Tears
Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia (Trigger-Points)
Patellar Dislocation
Plantar Fasciitis ("Heel Spurö)
"Plantaris Tendonö Rupture, Gasrocnemius Muscle Tear (Calf Muscle Tear)
Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Radial Head Fracture
Radial Neuropathy (Saturday Night Palsy)
Scaphoid Fracture
Shoulder Dislocation
Tendinopathy: Tendinosis, Paratenonitis (Tendonitis)
Toe Fracture (Broken Toe)
Torticollis (Wryneck)
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear of the Thumb (Ski Pole or Gamekeeper's Thumb)
Soft Tissue Emergencies
Bicycle Spoke Injury
Contusion (Bruise)
Fingernail or Toenail Avulsion
Fingertip Avulsion, Superficial
Fishhook Removal
Foreign Body beneath Nail
Impalement Injuries, Minor
Laceration, Simple
Mammalian Bites
Marine Envenomations
Nailbed Laceration
Nail Root Dislocation
Needle (Foreign Body) in Foot
Pencil Point Puncture
Puncture Wounds
Ring Removal
Sliver, Superficial
Subcutaneous Foreign Bodies (Metal, Dental Fragments, Glass, Gravel, and Hard Plastic)
Subungual Ecchymosis; Tennis Toe
Subungual Hematoma
Torn/Split Earlobe
Traumatic Tattoos and Abrasions
Zipper Entrapment (Penis or Chin)
Dermatologic Emergencies
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Arachnid Envenomation (Spider Bite)
Arthropod Bites (Bug Bites, Insect Bites)
Cutaneous Abscess or Pustule
Cutaneous Larva Migrans (Creeping Eruption)
Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash)
Erysipelas, Cellulitis, Lymphangitis
Fire Ant Stings
Friction Blister
Frostnip, Frostbite, and Mild Hypothermia
Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Hymenoptera (Bee, Wasp, Hornet) Envenomation
Partial-Thickness (Second-Degree) Burns and Tar Burns
Pediculosis (Lice, Crabs)
Pityriasis Rosea
Pyogenic Granuloma or Lobular Capillary Hemangioma (Proud Flesh)
Scabies (Human Itch Mite)
Sea Bather's Eruption (Sea Lice)
Tick Removal
Tinea Pedis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Corporis (Athlete's Foot, Jock Itch, Ringworm)
Toxicodendron (Rhus) Allergic Contact Dermatitis (Poison Ivy, Oak, or Sumac)
Uticaria (Hives), Acute
Warts (Common and Plantar)
Complete Eye Examination
Digital Block
Fingertip Dressing, Simple
Oral Nerve Blocks
Procedural Sedation and Analgesia
Rabies Prophylaxis
Regional Poison Control Center Phone Numbers
Tetanus Prophylaxis
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