Acute Medical Emergencies

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 144432022X
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies. This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain. There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond. The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations, ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

Acute Medical Emergencies

A Nursing Guide
Author: Richard Harrison (M.D.),Lynda Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0443100489
Category: Medical
Page: 425
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is an essential pocket guide for nurses coping with patients with acute medical conditions. It focuses on events within the first critical twenty-four hours of admission and provides an up-to-date, evidence-based guide to the management of these patients. The most common emergency medical conditions are described and explained in terms of the underlying disease mechanisms. The book also describes the assessment, observations and management in relation to disease processes and in line with the latest guidelines and protocols. Nursing care is related to the underlying disease.

Acute medical emergencies


Author: Ursula Guly,Drew Richardson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192625595
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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This book aims to guide medical staff through the challenging area of medical emergencies, using the Airway, Breathing, Circulation approach to patient assessment and resuscitation. It can be used for background reading, to prepare for dealing with critically ill patients, or as a guide to initial assessment and management for medical staff faced with an unfamiliar pattern. It covers the whole breadth of medical emergencies from cardiac arrest and the management of shock to specific sections on metabolic, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and other emergencies. It also contains sections discussing practical procedures, the indications for admissions to an ITU, safe inter-or intrahospital transfers, and dealing with recently bereaved relatives. Acute medical emergencies provides a practical approach to ill patients in whom the diagnosis is uncertain, a problem often not well covered in large medical texts.

Acute Medicine

A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies
Author: David C. Sprigings,John B. Chambers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118644263
Category: Medical
Page: 784
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Acute Medicine offers an accessible and concise guide to the practical management of all acute medical problems likely to be encountered in the emergency department, ambulatory care centre, acute medical unit or on the wards. Reflecting the maturation of acute medicine as a separate specialty, the book is divided into common presentations, specific problems and procedures. New to the fifth edition is a chapter on bed-side ultrasonography; throughout, emphasis is placed on patient safety, and the use of flow diagrams, tables and figures ensures that key information is quickly accessible. Thoroughly revised by experts in the subject, and updated to reflect current approaches to diagnosis and management, Acute Medicine is an excellent companion for the trainee as well as an aide-mémoire for the more experienced physician.

A Nurse's Survival Guide to Acute Medical Emergencies Updated Edition E-Book


Author: Richard N. Harrison,Lynda Daly
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702076678
Category: Medical
Page: 464
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Are you a nurse, a physician’s associate or a medical student in an acute or emergency unit? This is your indispensable primer of acute medical care – a pocket guide to caring for patients with acute medical conditions. This book will help you to care for patients in the first critical 24 hours of admission manage patients using the most up-to-date evidence based approach understand the most common emergency medical conditions and their underlying disease mechanisms handle the patient’s assessment , understand the observations and manage their disease easily obtain clear practical advice know what to tell the patient and relatives using jargon-free language access information on SARS, avian influenza and bio-terrorism This updated edition contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart has revised its case histories in line with current practice This updated edition: contains improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduces the NEWS 2 observation chart has revised its case histories in line with current practice improved sections on stroke care, diabetes and sepsis, introduction of the NEWS 2 observation chart revised case histories in line with current practice

Acute Medical Emergencies

The Practical Approach
Author: Advanced Life Support Group,
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 0727918540
Category: Medical
Page: 508
View: 1797

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Acute Medical Emergencies is based on the popular Advanced Life Support Group course MedicALS (Medical Advanced Life Support) and is an invaluable resource for all doctors dealing with medical emergencies. This comprehensive guide deals with the medical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of acute emergencies. Its structured approach teaches the novice how to assess and recognise a patient in an acute condition, and how to interpret vital symptoms such as breathlessness and chest or abdominal pain. There are separate sections on interpretation of investigations, and procedures for managing the emergency. It covers procedures for acute emergencies occurring anywhere - on hospital wards or beyond. The clarity of the text, including simple line illustrations, ensure its tried and tested procedures provide clear, concise advice on recognition and management of medical emergencies.

Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine


Author: Punit S. Ramrakha,Kevin Moore,Amir Sam
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199230927
Category: Medical
Page: 869
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This practical guide to the management of emergency situations in everyday clinical practice contains details on how to treat acute medical emergencies and how to provide treatment for the patient while awaiting specialist help.

Acute Medicine , A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies

Medicine, Emergency medicine
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 146720255X
Category: Education
Page: 178
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Acute Medicine , A Practical Guide to the Management of Medical Emergencies. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Survival Guide to Acute Medicine


Author: Lee Kang Hoe
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971693633
Category: Medical
Page: 186
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"Survival Guide to Acute Medicine is a quick reference for emergency medicine, written by the various specialists from National University Hospital and National University of Singapore. The handy format provides rapid and succinct information, making it indispensable for medical students and house staff, as well as paramedics working under difficult circumstances." "Survival Guide to Acute Medicine was first published in 1998 and reprinted several times. This second edition was comprehensively updated and reorganised in 2006."--BOOK JACKET.

Emergency Medicine

Diagnosis and Management, 7th Edition
Author: Anthony FT Brown,Mike Cadogan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315360632
Category: Medical
Page: 535
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Emergency Medicine: Diagnosis and Management incorporates the latest ideas and evidence base underpinning best practice emergency medicine care. This book covers a wide variety of emergencies, including general medical, critical care, infectious disease, foreign travel, acid-base and electrolytes to surgical, orthopaedic, paediatric, obstretrics and gynaecology, ophthalmic, ENT and psychiatric, as well as toxicology, practical procedures and administrative and legal issues. Presented in an easy-to-read format, the book includes succinct bullet point text, synoptic tables, charts and diagrams to find key information quickly, in a new edition aimed as much for use at the bedside as it is for studying. Every emergency topic is approached in the same standardized format covering first the Diagnosis and then Management. Diagnosis includes essential knowledge to elicit in the history including background and epidemiology, characteristic features on examination including vital signs and organ-specific findings, and investigations such as bedside testing, laboratory testing, and radiology. Management then covers general supportive measures, specific treatment, and the disposal decision including whether time-critical, to which specialty and conversely who may safely go home. The text is supported by a wealth of additional online material at www.lifeinthefastlane.com including high-resolution clinical images, videos, case-based questions, examination material and links to online references. This edition is completely revised and contains up-to-date evidence on every topic, including the latest 2015 CPR guidelines, sepsis guidelines, major trauma management, HIV care and many other newly released treatment protocols.

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office - E-Book


Author: Stanley F. Malamed
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323075940
Category: Medical
Page: 568
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This full-color text prepares dental professionals to promptly and proactively recognize and manage medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. It details how to anticipate potential emergencies and what resources must be on hand to deal effectively with these situations. The book is arranged in eight sections concentrating on topics such as prevention of emergencies through patient evaluation (medical history) and specific types of more common emergencies that practitioners may encounter. Algorithms located in the appendices provide step-by-step diagrams showing the decision-making process in each of several common emergency situations. PABCD boxes throughout text remind the reader of American Heart Association guidelines on Positioning, Airway, Breathing, Circulation, and Definitive management and explain the relevance of these guidelines to the topic being discussed. Chapters are organized into sections based upon types of common emergency situations. Chapter on Preparation includes an updated emergency drug and equipment kit to reflect materials that are safe and currently available on the market. Full-color drawings and updated photographs add realism to situations and equipment. Information on AEDs (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) explains why these should be mandatory in every dental practice and describes how to use these devices properly. A Pediatric Considerations chapter covers pediatric CPR and guidelines for basic life support. A Medicolegal Considerations chapter discusses topics such as theories of liability, definitions of emergencies and standards, and limitations and requirements of the doctor-patient relationship. An Evolve® website contains the Instructor's Resource Manual, an electronic image collection, and an ExamView® test bank.

Acute Nursing Care

Recognising and Responding to Medical Emergencies
Author: Ian Peate,Helen Dutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317902777
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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Delays in recognising deterioration or inappropriate management of people in acute care settings can result in late treatment, avoidable admissions to intensive care units and in some instances unnecessary deaths. As the role of the nurse in healthcare settings continues to change and evolve, today’s student nurses need to be equipped with the fundamental skills to recognise and manage deterioration in the patient in a competent and confident manner, as you learn to become practitioners of the future. Using a body systems approach and emphasising the central role and function of the nurse throughout, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential issues in this important subject. Topics covered include: recognition and identification of physiological deterioration in adults; identification of disordered physiology that may lead to a medical emergency linked to deterioration of normal function; relevant anatomy and physiology; pathophysiological changes and actions that need to be taken; immediate recognition and response; investigations, diagnosis and management issues; and teaching and preventative strategies.

Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies

A Clinician's Guide
Author: Glenn Matfin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119374758
Category: Medical
Page: 832
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The Essential Guide to Recognizing and Treating Acute Endocrine and Metabolic Illness Endocrinology covers some of the most common conditions and serious public health challenges facing medicine today, and endocrine and metabolic emergencies constitute a large proportion of the clinical workload. Endocrine and Metabolic Medical Emergencies: A Clinician’s Guide provides a singular reference to help endocrinologists, acute and general medicine clinicians, hospitalists and critical care physicians, and general practitioners recognize the symptoms of endocrine emergencies and provide the highest standards of care. Already the definitive and most comprehensive guide to endocrine emergency care, this new second edition: provides acute care guidance for a range of both common and unusual endocrine emergencies; details the effects of acute medical and critical illness on metabolic and endocrine systems, and their impacts on endocrine investigations; discusses special patient populations, including the impacts of aging, pregnancy, transplantation, late-effects, perioperative, inherited metabolic disorders and HIV/AIDS on presentation and management; and features detailed coverage of disorders by system, as well as, metabolic bone diseases, neuroendocrine tumors, and more. Packed with case studies, images, and chapters written by distinguished authors, this guide is designed for both quick reference and study. Coverage includes the presentation, diagnosis, management, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disorders in an acute care setting, as well as the most up-to-date guidance on issues including clinical lipidology, glucose, sodium, calcium and phosphate, and more. Blending the latest science with clinical and practical advice, this invaluable resource helps clinicians stay up to date with the field’s relevant body of knowledge while providing the practical, clinical insight they need in order to provide their patients with the utmost level of care.

Emergency and Acute Medicine on the Move


Author: Naomi Meardon,Shireen Siddiqui,Elena Del Vescovo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1444145703
Category: Medical
Page: 474
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The Medicine on the Move series provides fully-flexible access to subjects across the curriculum, in this case emergency and acute medicine, in a unique combination of print and mobile formats. The books are ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor, irrespective of individual learning style and whether they are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, providing the right information whenever and wherever it is needed. Readers can choose from the book and the eBook to suit different situations, enabling them to benefit from learning medicine on the move.

Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry - E-Book


Author: John A. Yagiela,Frank J. Dowd,Bart Johnson,Angelo Mariotti,Enid A. Neidle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323078249
Category: Medical
Page: 960
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Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care. An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice. Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks. The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study. Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage. Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations. Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions. New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs. A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations. An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications. Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.

Handbook of Cancer Emergencies


Author: Mark A. Marinella
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449671659
Category: Medical
Page: 413
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The Handbook of Cancer Emergencies is a portable, up-to-date, comprehensive guide to the most common oncologic emergencies, acute medical disorders, and treatment-related complications that can occur with malignancy. Topics covered include cardiac tamponade, spinal cord compression, hypercalcemia, and all other major emergent disorders seen in the cancer patient. This easy-to-use, affordable, quick reference is an essential resource not only for oncologists/hematologists, but also for physicians and healthcare professionals of varying specialties who provide day-to-day patient care.