The ultimate emergency medicine textbook from the renowned Professor Gordian Fulde now in a new edition.
Emergency Medicine 6e presents evidence-based clinical management and treatment advice for emergency medicine students and practitioners in Australasia. The vast range of topics include paediatric, geriatric, gynaecology, psychiatric, dental, rural and Indigenous presentations, ensuring readers are well prepared for any eventuality in the Emergency Department.
This outstanding text combines expertise and experience with fully up-to-date content. It is authored by Professor Gordian Fulde, Emergency Department director at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital, with contributions from Dr Sascha Fulde and over 60 other notable emergency medicine clinicians.
Readers will gain a solid understanding of effective procedural and management skills in the ED. Practical tips relate to: patient transport and retrieval; seriously ill patients; advanced nursing roles; general practitioners; working with IT; administration, legal matters, governance and quality care; and interns and students in the emergency department.
The ideal complement to hands-on emergency medicine training, this new edition of Emergency Medicine also prepares readers to apply key emergency medicine skills to unique incidents such as mass casualty and chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies.
Topics included in this edition of Emergency Medicineinclude: · securing the airway · resuscitation · arrhythmia management · pain management · imaging · dermatology · trauma · poisoning · envenomation · overdose
Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations.
Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice.
Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs.
Practical rapid reference appendix.
Detailed glossary and index.
New to this Edition
The Quick Reference Guide is updated and included in this book. It is also made available as an app
Updating all chapters - particularly toxicology, IT, Paediatrics
New resuscitation guidelines - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; External Automated Defibrillation in BLS; Compressions; Breathing; Airway; Unconsciousness; Priorities in an Emergency; Principles and Format for Developing Guidelines (all revised 12/2010 following ILCOR)
More comprehensive content for Indigenous and Rural Emergencies chapter
Moderate repetition arising from so many contributors
The CT Brain and C spine Rules have been added to the Quick Reference Guide.
2. Securing the airway and ventilation: Resuscitation procedures
3. Resuscitation and emergency procedures
4. Ultrasound in emergency medicine
5. The patient with chest pain, dyspnoea or haemoptysis
6. Acute Myocardial infarction
7. Respiratory emergencies, acute breathlessness
8. Acute pulmonary oedema
9. Pulmonary embolis and venous thrombosis
11. Clinical Electrocardiology and arrhythmia management
13. Neurosurgical emergencies
14. Aortic and vascular emergencies
15. Orthopaedic principles, fractures and dislocations
16. Hand injuries and care
17. Urological emergencies
19. Pain control and analgesia
20. Patient transport and retrieval
21. Mass casualty, chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencies
23. Sick patients and tips
24. Gastrointestinal emergencies
25. Poisoning, overdosage and alcohol
28. Electrical injuries
29. Hypothermia, hyperthermia
30. Childhood emergencies
31. Geriatric care
32. Emergency gynaecology
33. Endocrine emergencies
34. Metabolic disorders
35. Ophthalmic emergencies
36. Ear, nose and throat emergencies
37. Dental emergencies
38. Mental health presentations
39. Dermatological presentations to emergency
40. Infectious diseases
41. The immunocompromised patient
43. Diagnostic imaging
44. Rural emergencies, indigenous or remote emergency attendances
45. Advanced nursing roles
46. Working with IT and the General Practitioner
47. Quality emergency care and administration
48. Students guide to an emergency term
By Gordian W. O. Fulde, MBBS, FRACS, FRCS(Ed), FRACS/RCP (A&E) Ed, FACEM
Director, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW; Director,Emergency Department, Sydney Hospital; Director Emergency Services, South East Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service; Member, Senior Court of Examiners, Australasian College for Emergency Medicine; Professor, Emergency Medicine, The University of Notre Dame, Sydney; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Sascha Fulde MBBS, BSc
Registrar in Emergency Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney
190 x 125mm
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"The recent release of the sixth edition of Emergency Medicine: The Principles of Practice, is testimony to the enduring popularity of this compact reference text, which was first published 25 years ago under the editorship of Professor Gordian Fulde.
This multi-authored, comprehensive book presents the essential information of emergency medicine in an accessible and succinct format. All chapters are written by senior Australian physicians, which makes the content attractive and pertinent to the local context. The quick reference section at the front of the book is especially helpful for rapid diagnosis and treatment strategies.
I find that the printed text can be difficult to read comfortably in places due to poor colour contrast, and some of the CT images are indistinct and grainy. The dermatology chapter would be enhanced by colour illustrations of the skin diseases described.
These minor criticisms aside, the latest edition of this practical book will be used on a daily basis by emergency department staff. It is to be recommended to medical students and junior clinicians undertaking
training in emergency medicine, and also to more experienced clinicians who require access to the latest practice guidelines and management protocols."
Associate Professor John Dearin Head of Rural Clinical School