- Paperback: 124 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (4 Mar. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1405189010
- ISBN-13: 978-1405189019
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 0.6 x 27.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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- #132 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Medical & Healthcare Practitioners > Ancillary Services > First Aid & Paramedical Services
- #202 in Books > Science & Nature > Medicine > Medical Sciences A-Z > Accident & Emergency Medicine
- #255 in Books > Health, Family & Lifestyle > Medical & Healthcare Practitioners > Other Branches of Medicine > Accident & Emergency Medicine
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Adult Emergency Medicine at a (At a Glance) Paperback – 4 Mar 2011
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"With a slim, A4 size and at an affordable price, this book is an excellent choice for ED work stations or practitioners′ bookshelves." (Emergency Nurse, 1 October 2011)
"This book is a valuable addition to the "At a Glance" series." (G.J.Ebrahim, 1 May 2011)
From the Back Cover
Following the familiar, easy–to–use at a Glance format, and in full–colour, this brand new title provides an accessible introduction and revision aid for medical students and junior doctors. Reflecting the increased profile of Emergency Medicine in clinical practice and the medical school curriculum, Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance provides a user–friendly overview of the key subjects that will enable any student or junior doctor to ′hit the ground running′ when they enter one of the most exciting areas of clinical medicine.
Adult Emergency Medicine at a Glance is:
- A concise, visually orientated course in emergency medicine that is perfect for both study and revision
- Organised around symptoms: ′Short of Breath′, rather than diagnoses: ′Pneumonia′
- Focused on the most common or dangerous conditions you will see in the Emergency Department and includes the latest cardiac resuscitation guidelines
- Comprehensively illustrated throughout with over 47 full–page colour illustrations
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Top Customer Reviews
The size of the book is not conducive to keeping in a pocket, so it's more suitable as pre-reading prior to working in emergency care, or as a revision guide. I also found the order of contents a bit strange, with it being neither in alphabetical order or in a logical systems or severity order (it's a minor point).
Overall, a useful resource for anyone interested in the essentials of emergency care, whatever the professional background.
The at a Glance series of titles from Wiley publishers is perhaps one of the leading medical revision titles available in the medical market. This title on Adult Emergency Medicine starts with chapters that go through the essentials of emergency medicine in the A&E setting such as the team that are involved, common medications that are used and the ABCDE approach. Throughout the remainder of the title it then goes through a range of different presentations to the A&E department, discussing how you would triage each of these, possible diagnoses and the immediate management required in the acute setting.
The disadvantage that I feel this title has is that it has no true self-assessment questions, I would love in any new edition to see a companion website with this title that has self-assessment questions in the form of clinical scenarios that would test the reader on the appropriate triage, possible diagnoses and potential management of the patient.
In conclusion if you are looking for a title that gives you a good overview of the common presentations to the accident and emergency department and how to initially manage them then this title should be strongly considered.
Competing Interests: Junior Doctor Book Reviewer - I received this title for free from the publisher whilst a Medical Student in order to review
Highly recommend this book - I personally find it much easier to use than the Oxford Handbook which is smaller, but more dense.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Far too basic to be any real use. Perhaps have a look at one in the library first? The oxford handbook on prehospital care is very good.Published on 12 Jun. 2014 by Dr T E Mallinson
Used this exclusively as a medical student on the A&E rotation. Covered all of the essential stuff, including a good section on revision of basic things in A&E like cannula sizes... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2012 by OxfordMedic
This book is outstanding. How the authors have managed to condense down all you need to know in ED I do not know, but it is all there: clear, succinct and beautifully illustrated. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2011 by C. Bulstrode
This text covers all the essential topics needed by a medical student on their A&E rotation. Each chapter covers an important topic in a concise and easy to digest manner,... Read morePublished on 28 April 2011 by J. Richardson
Good, clear summary of the basic approach to common A&E presentations. Clear diagrams and relevant information quickly and easily accessible. Read morePublished on 17 April 2011 by J Brooks
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