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Emergency medicine : diagnosis and management
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6th ed.
Publication Information:
London : Hodder Arnold ; 2011
Physical Description:
xxiii, 532 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Accident and emergency. 4th ed. 2002
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Added Uniform Title:
Accident and emergency


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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 for interns, SHOs and junior doctors who are new to the emergency care setting.

The text follows a logical, standard, clear and well set out approach designed to maximise the practical delivery of care at the bedside. Included for the sixth edition:

2010 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the latest evidence-based guidelines new sections on: critical care, practical procedures, infectious disease and the traveller, tropical diseases, disaster medicine and multicasualty situations and starting out in the emergency department a wealth of new appendices and essential key information at a glance redesigned for instant access to information with clear icons, boxes, tables, charts and practical hints and tips

On the spot decision making requires a special kind of doctor - one who is up to the challenge and prepared to act, not just think. This book will provide you with all the appropriate succinct information to act to the same high standards of care in the emergency care setting, whether in the relative quiet of the night or during the hectic challenge of a weekend afternoon or indeed in a disaster.

Author Notes

Anthony F. T. Brown MB ChB, FRCP, FRCS(Ed), FACEM, FCEM, Professor, Discipline of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane Senior Staff Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane
Mike Cadogan MA(Oxon), MB ChB (Ed), FACEM, Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth