Emergency Medicine has many titles covering how conditions and patients should be approached, triaged and managed in the emergency setting and it is onto this field that the new edition of Lecture Notes Emergency Medicine enters.
The title is well written and easily approachable for medical students, it covers the A to E approach to the management of all emergency medicine cases along with the secondary assessment before covering the commonest and most urgent presentations. The title also covers in brief investigations that should be carried out in the emergency department and most usefully it includes boxes that provide evidence based summaries of recommendations for treatment of conditions. The website that is available with this title provides a useful means for self-assessment with the questions available covering all of the chapters. The only way I feel that this title could have been improved is through the provision of some more diagrams within the text and maybe to have had diagrams/images available for download on the website.
In conclusion this is a well-balanced addition to the array of titles available within the Emergency Medicine topic, I feel that it is useful for a medical student as it is written primarily for our level whereas other possibly more popular titles are not primarily aimed at this audiance. In conclusion my advice would be to have a look at the range of emergency medicine titles available within your hospital/university library and choose the one that best suites your style of learning.
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A great resource for the most pertinent issues when faced with real life AnE situations. Not the handbook sized book we may be accustomed to, but certainly serves the purpose of being both easy to read and helpfully organized; whilst retaining a lot of evidence based emergency medicine.