An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine

Guide for Practitioners in the Emergency Department

by Swaminatha V. Mahadevan, Gus M. Garmel

Now with updated ACLS algorithms An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine is a much-needed resource for individuals practicing in this challenging field. It takes a novel approach, describing in detail the best and most current methods including initial patient evaluation, generation of differential diagnoses, problem-solving and management of challenging conditions based on presenting symptoms. Unlike other textbooks, in which the diagnosis is known, this textbook approaches clinical problems as clinicians approach patients - without full knowledge of the final diagnosis. It provides an understanding of how to approach patients with undifferentiated conditions, ask the right questions, gather historical data, utilize physical examination skills and order and interpret laboratory and radiographic tests. It provides current management and disposition strategies with controversies presented, including pearls and summary points for each topic covered. The book is multi-author, each contributor chosen because of a track record in teaching as well as being internationally recognised experts in the specialty.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2005
  • ISBN: 9780511133794
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine
  • Author: Swaminatha V. Mahadevan; Gus M. Garmel
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine has something for everyone, at all levels, from student to senior. … The principal 'added value' of the book is the symptoms-based, rather than diagnosis-based, approach. Patients are managed according to the severity of their presentation, often when the clinical 'picture' is incomplete, so the focus is on clinical decision-making.' Clinical Medicine