Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Diagnosis and Management 6e

Authors: Anthony F T Brown and Michael D Cadogan

The sixth edition of this international bestselling emergency medicine handbook has been completely redesigned, revised and expanded to include the very latest evidence-based guidelines suitable for interns and junior doctors new to the emergency care setting, right up to specialist emergency medicine trainees

This book will provide you with succinct information to act appropriately in the emergency care setting, whether in the relative quiet of the night or during the hectic challenge of a weekend afternoon.

New for the sixth edition:

  • 2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the latest evidence-based guidelines
  • new sections on critical care and practical procedures
  • mobile version
  • a wealth of new diagrams and essential key data at a glance
  • redesigned for instant access to information with clear icons, boxes, tables, charts and practical hints and tips

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Highlighted textbook chapters with links to up to date additional resources including guidelines, references, illustrations, high quality clinical images, clinical cases, ECG traces, podcasts and more…

Section I      

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Upper Airway Obstruction The Shocked Patient
Hypovolaemic shock Septic shock Anaphylaxis
Drugs in critical care Severe Head Injury

Section II     

Chest Pain Acute coronary syndrome STEMI NSTEMI
Non-cardiac chest pain Pulmonary embolus Venous thromboembolism
Aortic dissection Pericarditis Pleurisy
Aortic dissection Pericarditis Musculoskeletal chestpain
Cardiac Rhythm Arrhythmias
Breathless Patient Acute asthma CAP COPD
Pneumothorax Pulmonary embolus Pulmonary oedema
Upper airway obstruction
Gastrointestinal GI Haemorrhage
Endocrine Diabetic ketoacidosis HHNS
Altered Consciousness Confused patient Alcohol
Neurological Confused patient Syncope Seizure
Status epilepticus Stroke TIA
Headache Meningitis Subarachnoid haemorrhage Space-occupying lesion
Temporal arteritis Glaucoma Hypertensive encephalopathy
Migraine Tension headache Post-traumatic headache
Acute Arthropathy Acute monoarthropathy Septic arthritis Gouty arthritis
Pseudogout Traumatic arthritis Acute polyarthropathy
Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Periarticular swellings
Allergy Urticaria (hives) Angioedema
Skin Disorders Vesicobullous conditions Pruritus (itching) Purpuric conditions
Exanthematous diseases Malignant melanoma
Elderly Patient Disordered behaviour Falls in the elderly

Section III    

Section IV    

Specific Management Needlestick Injury Febrile Neutropenia
Specific Infections Tuberculosis HIV Sexually Transmitted Disease
Hepatitis Gastrointestinal Infection
Diseases of Travellers Malaria Typhoid Dengue

Helminth infections Typhus / spotted fevers Rabies and Lyssavirus

Section V     

General Principles General Principles Chemical Burns ECG in toxicology
Specific Poisons Paracetamol Salicylates Tricyclic antidepressants
Benzodiazepines Opioids Iron
Digoxin Lithium Theophylline
Beta Blockers Ca channel blockers Carbon monoxide
Cyanide Chloroquine Cocaine
Organophosphates Paraquat

Section VI    

Snake Bites Elapid snake bites Viper (adder) snake
Spider Bites RedBack Spider Big Black Spider
Marine Envenomation Irukandji
Other stings Bees/wasps

Section VII   

Temperature Heat illness Hyperthermia-related illnes Hypothermia
Sports-Diving Accidents Decompression illness Barotrauma Drowning
Electrical Injury Electrical flash burns Electrocution Lightning strike

Section VIII  

Head and face Head Injury Facial Trauma Conscious head injury
Neck Injuries Cervical spine injury Vascular injury (neck) Nerve injury (neck)
Oesophageal injury Neck sprain Airway injury
Chest Injuries Pneumothorax Haemothorax Sternum fractures
Myocardial contusion Aortic rupture Diaphragm rupture
Oesophageal rupture Penetrating chest injury Blunt chest injury
Abdominal/Pelvic Trauma Blunt abdominal trauma Penetrating abdominal trauma Pelvic injury
Blunt renal injury Penetrating renal injury Bladder/urethral injuries
Spinal injury Lumbar spine injury Thoracic spine injury
Burns Major burns Minor burns of the hand Minor burns of the face
Bitumen burns
Acute Abdomen Acute abdominal pain Acute appendicitis Intestinal obstruction
Intussusception Acute appendicitis Perforation of a viscus
Diverticulitis Inflammatory bowel disease Biliary colic
Acute cholecystitis Abdominal aortic aneurysm Ischaemic colitis
Mesenteric infarction Ruptured spleen Acute pancreatitis
Renal/ureteric colic Pyelonephritis Urinary retention
Epididymo-orchitis Testicular torsion Primary peritonitis
Retroperitoneal haemorrhage Gynaecological causes Medical causes

Section IX    

Shoulder and Upper Arm Clavicle fractures Acromioclavicular dislocation Sternoclavicular dislocation
Scapula fractures Shoulder dislocation Upper humerus fracture
Humerus shaft fracture
Elbow and Forearm Supracondylar fracture Condylar/epicondylar fracture Elbow dislocation
Pulled elbow Olecranon fracture Radial head fracture
Radial and ulnar shaft fracture
Wrist and Hand Distal Radius fracture Distal Radius fracture (kids) Carpal bone Injuries
Thumb Injuries Metacarpal Injuries Finger Injuries
Flexor tendon injuries Digital nerve injuries Extensor tendon injuries
Pelvis Pelvic Injuries
Hip and Upper Femur Hip dislocation Neck of femur fracture Shaft of femur fracture
Knee and Upper Tibia Distal femur fracture Patella injuries Knee soft-tissue injury
Knee dislocation Tibial condyle fractures Knee soft-tissue injury
Ankle and Foot Tibia shaft fracture Fibula fractures Inversion ankle injuries
Ankle dislocation Talus injuries Calcaneus injuries
Achilles rupture Mid-tarsal dislocation Metatarsal injuries
Phalanges injuries

Section X     

Soft-Tissue Injuries Tetanus prophylaxis Compartment syndrome Puncture injuries
Hand infections Pretibial laceration
Non-articular Rheumatism Torticollis (wry neck) Frozen shoulder Rotator cuff injury
Supraspinatus tendinitis Subacromial bursitis Olecranon bursitis
Tennis/golfer’s elbow De Quervain’s tenosynovitis Carpal tunnel syndrome
Knee bursae injury
Back Pain Direct back trauma Indirect back trauma Non-traumatic back pain

Section XI    

General Assessment Acute Poisoning Limping Child
Child Abuse (NAI) SIDS Limping Child
The Febrile Child Febrile convulsions Seizures
Resuscitation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Anaphylaxis
Breathless Child Asthma Bronchiolitis Pneumonia
Stridor Croup Epiglottitis Inhaled foreign body
Abdominal Acute abdominal pain Diarrhoea and vomiting Dehydration

Section XII   

General Prescribing in pregnancy Gynaecological assessment Obstetric assessment
Abdominal Pain Ruptured ectopic pregnancy Acute salpingitis (PID) Ruptured ovarian cyst
Ovarian torsion Endometriosis
Early Pregnancy Spontaneous miscarriage Septic abortion
Late Pregnancy Terminology Antepartum haemorrhage Pre-eclampsia
Eclampsia Emergency delivery Trauma in pregnancy
CPR in pregnancy Shoulder dystocia
Other Post-coital contraception Missed OCP Domestic violence / Rape

Section XIII  

Ear Trauma Subperichondrial haematoma Wounds of the auricle Foreign body
Perforated eardrum Basal skull fracture
Atraumatic ear conditions Otitis externa Furunculosis Acute otitis media
Mastoiditis Vertigo Facial nerve palsy
Nasal trauma Fractured nose Foreign body Epistaxis
Throat Tonsillitis Quinsy Foreign body (pharynx)
Foreign body (swallowed) Stridor

Section XIV  

General Visual Acuity Eye examination
Eye trauma Periorbital haematoma Eye examination Subconjunctival haematoma
Eyelid laceration Eyelid burn Chemical burns
Foreign body (cornea) Foreign body (conjuntiva) Corneal abrasion
Flash burn (arc eye) Blunt eye trauma Penetrating eye trauma
Eyelids Blepharitis Stye (external hordeolum) Meibomian abscess
Meibomian cyst Dacryocystitis Orbital/periorbital cellulitis
Basal cell carcinoma Ophthalmic shingles
Painful Red Eye Acute conjunctivitis/td> Acute keratitis Acute iritis
Acute episcleritis Acute scleritis Acute glaucoma
Loss of vision Central retinal artery occlusion Central retinal vein occlusion Vitreous haemorrhage
Retinal detachment Optic neuritis

Section XV   

Face and Mouth trauma Tooth injuries Fractured mandible Dislocated mandible
Fracture of the zygoma ‘Blow-out’ fracture Le Fort fracture
Other Toothache Dental abscess Ludwig’s angina
Submandibular swellings

Section XVI  

General Violent Patient Deliberate Self-harm Involuntary Detention
Alcohol and drug Drug withdrawal Alcohol withdrawal Solvent addiction

Section XVII

Good emergency care Medical records Communication Breaking bad news
Risk management Triage Consent and competence
Discharge against medical advice Communication Breaking bad news

Section XVII

Local anaesthetic infiltration

General General preparation Infection control Administer injections
Airway Endotracheal Intubation Rapid Sequence Induction Cricothyrotomy
Respiratory Needle Thoracentesis ICC insertion (chest drain)
Cardiac DC Cardioversion Pericardial Aspiration
Vascular Central Line Insertion Intraosseous Insertion Venepuncture
Blood cultures Peripheral venous cannulation Arterial puncture
Anaesthesia Bier’s block Femoral Nerve Block Digital Nerve Ring Block
Local anaesthetic infiltration
Other Lumbar Puncture Urethral Catheter Insertion NG Tube Insertion
Joint Aspiration Shoulder relocation Paracentesis

Peer Reviews

‘…logical, methodical and provides a framework for the management of a wide spectrum of illnesses and injury. The conciseness, portability and affordability of this text make it an excellent ‘registrar in book form’. Medical Journal of Australia

‘This is one of the most popular, widely read small texts available…an excellent text that gives acceptable, quick answers to patient diagnosis and management.’ Emergency Medicine Australasia

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