Be ready for any acute event.
“…my No. 1 choice for a student or intern rotating through the ED, who may be unfamiliar with the vast array of problems and presentations seen on a daily basis in a busy ED… Emergency medicine residents requiring a comprehensive and detailed text for academic pursuits will also find this handbook a handy reference for use in the ED.”
-Annals of Emergency Medicine on 5/e
Packing a remarkable amount of information in a compact format, this handy reference provides an effective distillation of the clinical content from Tintinalli’s EMERGENCY MEDICINE, the #1 text in the field! Charts, tables, and outlines summarize key information for diagnosis and treatment of all conditions encountered in the ED.
*Portable, powerful, pocket-friendly, and affordable
*Endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians
*Step by step treatment guidelines
*Recommended therapies are bolded (boldface type) with specific doses listed
*National treatment guidelines utilized wherever possible
*NEW color photos of dermatologic conditions
*EXPANDED coverage of bioterrorism and weapons of mass destruction, infectious diseases, and much more
*NEW Pharmacologic Considerations added throughout
*Cross-referenced to Tintinalli text for further research or study
O. John Ma, MD, Associate Professor, Research Director, Vice Chair for Academic Advancement, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Trauman Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
David M. Cline, MD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Gabor D. Kelen, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopskins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
J. Stephan Stapczynski, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewer:Jon C. Olsen, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description:This pocket sized manual is the companion handbook to Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 6th edition, by Tintinalli et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2004). The previous edition was released in 2000.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a portable, pocket-sized reference on the clinical features, differential diagnosis, care and disposition of patients presenting to the emergency department. These important objectives are met and exceeded in this excellent book.
Audience:The intended audience is healthcare workers who are engaged in the practice of clinical emergency medicine. The primary audience are resident and attending physicians, but RNs, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are also targeted. The authors are a very credible group of practicing, mostly academic emergency medicine attending physicians.
Features:The book includes a comprehensive, succinct review of the medical and traumatic conditions that patients present with at the emergency department. The book contains a remarkable amount of information is a relatively small size and focuses on the key facts and not on the pathophysiology or esoteric information. The book is primarily text with a limited number of colored plates and diagrams. Although meant as a pocket-sized reference, you would need a large pocket and strong shoulder to carry the book on a regular basis.
Assessment:This book is outstanding. It is packed with information and amazingly comprehensive for its size. It uses a "just the facts" approach. If one is looking for a condensed version of an emergency medicine textbook, this is the book. It is the best in its class. This latest edition includes helpful color plates of dermatologic conditions and contemporary information on bioterrorism, SARS, West Nile virus and toxicology.