Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Oxford University Press

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Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

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The Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide to all the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether you work in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book - now fully revised and updated - will be your essential guide.

  • Covers all the conditions that commonly present to the emergency department, making it the perfect practical guide
  • Incorporates the latest treatment guidelines, including information on resuscitation, DNR orders, infection control and learning disability

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Includes new, revised 2010 Resuscitation Council guidelines
  • New sections outline patient advice and information
  • Incorporates the latest developments in emergency medicine
  • Expansion of information on paediatrics and psychiatry

Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure you are up to date and have the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices, and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry. For all junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, clinical students, GPs and other allied health professionals, this rapid-reference handbook will become a vital companion for both study and practice.

Readership: Junior doctors and specialist registrars in emergency medicine; nurses and paramedics working in emergency medicine; clinical medical students, and general practitioners. Recommended reading for postgraduate examinations in emergency medicine.

Authors: J P Wyatt, R N Illingworth, C A Graham, and K Hogg

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