Acute medical emergencies
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.
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