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 ResuscitationUpper Airway ObstructionThe Shocked Patient
Hypovolaemic shockSeptic shockAnaphylaxis
Drugs in critical careSevere Head Injury

Section II     

Chest PainAcute coronary syndromeSTEMINSTEMI
Non-cardiac chest painPulmonary embolusVenous thromboembolism
Aortic dissectionPericarditisPleurisy
Aortic dissectionPericarditisMusculoskeletal chestpain
Cardiac RhythmArrhythmias
Breathless PatientAcute asthmaCAPCOPD
PneumothoraxPulmonary embolusPulmonary oedema
Upper airway obstruction
GastrointestinalGI Haemorrhage
EndocrineDiabetic ketoacidosisHHNS
Altered ConsciousnessConfused patientAlcohol
NeurologicalConfused patientSyncopeSeizure
Status epilepticusStrokeTIA
HeadacheMeningitisSubarachnoid haemorrhageSpace-occupying lesion
Temporal arteritisGlaucomaHypertensive encephalopathy
MigraineTension headachePost-traumatic headache
Acute ArthropathyAcute monoarthropathySeptic arthritisGouty arthritis
PseudogoutTraumatic arthritisAcute polyarthropathy
Rheumatoid arthritisOsteoarthritisPeriarticular swellings
AllergyUrticaria (hives)Angioedema
Skin DisordersVesicobullous conditionsPruritus (itching)Purpuric conditions
Exanthematous diseasesMalignant melanoma
Elderly PatientDisordered behaviourFalls in the elderly

Section III    

Section IV    

Specific ManagementNeedlestick InjuryFebrile Neutropenia
Specific InfectionsTuberculosisHIVSexually Transmitted Disease
HepatitisGastrointestinal Infection
Diseases of TravellersMalariaTyphoidDengue

Helminth infectionsTyphus / spotted feversRabies and Lyssavirus

Section V     

General PrinciplesGeneral PrinciplesChemical BurnsECG in toxicology
Specific PoisonsParacetamolSalicylatesTricyclic antidepressants
BenzodiazepinesOpioidsIron
DigoxinLithiumTheophylline
Beta BlockersCa channel blockersCarbon monoxide
CyanideChloroquineCocaine
OrganophosphatesParaquat

Section VI    

Snake BitesElapid snake bitesViper (adder) snake
Spider BitesRedBack SpiderBig Black Spider
Marine EnvenomationIrukandji
Other stingsBees/wasps

Section VII   

TemperatureHeat illnessHyperthermia-related illnesHypothermia
Sports-Diving AccidentsDecompression illnessBarotraumaDrowning
Electrical InjuryElectrical flash burnsElectrocutionLightning strike

Section VIII  

Head and faceHead InjuryFacial TraumaConscious head injury
Neck InjuriesCervical spine injuryVascular injury (neck)Nerve injury (neck)
Oesophageal injuryNeck sprainAirway injury
Chest InjuriesPneumothoraxHaemothoraxSternum fractures
Myocardial contusionAortic ruptureDiaphragm rupture
Oesophageal rupturePenetrating chest injuryBlunt chest injury
Abdominal/Pelvic TraumaBlunt abdominal traumaPenetrating abdominal traumaPelvic injury
Blunt renal injuryPenetrating renal injuryBladder/urethral injuries
Spinal injuryLumbar spine injuryThoracic spine injury
BurnsMajor burnsMinor burns of the handMinor burns of the face
Bitumen burns
Acute AbdomenAcute abdominal painAcute appendicitisIntestinal obstruction
IntussusceptionAcute appendicitisPerforation of a viscus
DiverticulitisInflammatory bowel diseaseBiliary colic
Acute cholecystitisAbdominal aortic aneurysmIschaemic colitis
Mesenteric infarctionRuptured spleenAcute pancreatitis
Renal/ureteric colicPyelonephritisUrinary retention
Epididymo-orchitisTesticular torsionPrimary peritonitis
Retroperitoneal haemorrhageGynaecological causesMedical causes

Section IX    

Shoulder and Upper ArmClavicle fracturesAcromioclavicular dislocationSternoclavicular dislocation
Scapula fracturesShoulder dislocationUpper humerus fracture
Humerus shaft fracture
Elbow and ForearmSupracondylar fractureCondylar/epicondylar fractureElbow dislocation
Pulled elbowOlecranon fractureRadial head fracture
Radial and ulnar shaft fracture
Wrist and HandDistal Radius fractureDistal Radius fracture (kids)Carpal bone Injuries
Thumb InjuriesMetacarpal InjuriesFinger Injuries
Flexor tendon injuriesDigital nerve injuriesExtensor tendon injuries
PelvisPelvic Injuries
Hip and Upper FemurHip dislocationNeck of femur fractureShaft of femur fracture
Knee and Upper TibiaDistal femur fracturePatella injuriesKnee soft-tissue injury
Knee dislocationTibial condyle fracturesKnee soft-tissue injury
Ankle and FootTibia shaft fractureFibula fracturesInversion ankle injuries
Ankle dislocationTalus injuriesCalcaneus injuries
Achilles ruptureMid-tarsal dislocationMetatarsal injuries
Phalanges injuries

Section X     

Soft-Tissue InjuriesTetanus prophylaxisCompartment syndromePuncture injuries
Hand infectionsPretibial laceration
Non-articular RheumatismTorticollis (wry neck)Frozen shoulderRotator cuff injury
Supraspinatus tendinitisSubacromial bursitisOlecranon bursitis
Tennis/golfer’s elbowDe Quervain’s tenosynovitisCarpal tunnel syndrome
Knee bursae injury
Back PainDirect back traumaIndirect back traumaNon-traumatic back pain

Section XI    

GeneralAssessmentAcute PoisoningLimping Child
Child Abuse (NAI)SIDSLimping Child
The Febrile ChildFebrile convulsionsSeizures
ResuscitationCardiopulmonary ResuscitationAnaphylaxis
Breathless ChildAsthmaBronchiolitisPneumonia
StridorCroupEpiglottitisInhaled foreign body
AbdominalAcute abdominal painDiarrhoea and vomitingDehydration

Section XII   

GeneralPrescribing in pregnancyGynaecological assessmentObstetric assessment
Abdominal PainRuptured ectopic pregnancyAcute salpingitis (PID)Ruptured ovarian cyst
Ovarian torsionEndometriosis
Early PregnancySpontaneous miscarriageSeptic abortion
Late PregnancyTerminologyAntepartum haemorrhagePre-eclampsia
EclampsiaEmergency deliveryTrauma in pregnancy
CPR in pregnancyShoulder dystocia
OtherPost-coital contraceptionMissed OCPDomestic violence / Rape

Section XIII  

Ear TraumaSubperichondrial haematomaWounds of the auricleForeign body
Perforated eardrumBasal skull fracture
Atraumatic ear conditionsOtitis externaFurunculosisAcute otitis media
MastoiditisVertigoFacial nerve palsy
Nasal traumaFractured noseForeign bodyEpistaxis
ThroatTonsillitisQuinsyForeign body (pharynx)
Foreign body (swallowed)Stridor

Section XIV  

GeneralVisual AcuityEye examination
Eye traumaPeriorbital haematomaEye examinationSubconjunctival haematoma
Eyelid lacerationEyelid burnChemical burns
Foreign body (cornea)Foreign body (conjuntiva)Corneal abrasion
Flash burn (arc eye)Blunt eye traumaPenetrating eye trauma
EyelidsBlepharitisStye (external hordeolum)Meibomian abscess
Meibomian cystDacryocystitisOrbital/periorbital cellulitis
Basal cell carcinomaOphthalmic shingles
Painful Red EyeAcute conjunctivitis/td>Acute keratitisAcute iritis
Acute episcleritisAcute scleritisAcute glaucoma
Loss of visionCentral retinal artery occlusionCentral retinal vein occlusionVitreous haemorrhage
Retinal detachmentOptic neuritis

Section XV   

Face and Mouth traumaTooth injuriesFractured mandibleDislocated mandible
Fracture of the zygoma‘Blow-out’ fractureLe Fort fracture
OtherToothacheDental abscessLudwig’s angina
Submandibular swellings

Section XVI  

GeneralViolent PatientDeliberate Self-harmInvoluntary Detention
Alcohol and drugDrug withdrawalAlcohol withdrawalSolvent addiction

Section XVII

Good emergency careMedical recordsCommunicationBreaking bad news
Risk managementTriageConsent and competence
Discharge against medical adviceCommunicationBreaking bad news

Section XVII

Local anaesthetic infiltration

GeneralGeneral preparationInfection controlAdminister injections
AirwayEndotracheal IntubationRapid Sequence InductionCricothyrotomy
RespiratoryNeedle ThoracentesisICC insertion (chest drain)
CardiacDC CardioversionPericardial Aspiration
VascularCentral Line InsertionIntraosseous InsertionVenepuncture
Blood culturesPeripheral venous cannulationArterial puncture
AnaesthesiaBier’s blockFemoral Nerve BlockDigital Nerve Ring Block
Local anaesthetic infiltration
OtherLumbar PunctureUrethral Catheter InsertionNG Tube Insertion
Joint AspirationShoulder relocationParacentesis

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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