This innovative new resource provides a highly visual introduction to the basic principles and practice of emergency medicine. Each topic is covered in a single two-page unit to make reference and study uncommonly easy and effective. Abundant full-colour line diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiological images demonstrate essential concepts at a glance.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Introduction to emergency medicine Section 2 Resuscitation and initial management Section 3 Trauma Section 4 Emergency presentations Section 5 Emergency paediatric presentations Section 6 Social issues
Dr Paul Atkinson is an Emergency Physician with a wide experience in the practice of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care. His primary degrees are first class honours in physiology, and honours in medicine from The Queen's University of Belfast. His postgraduate training and higher specialist training in emergency medicine was completed in Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cambridge, England and Sydney, Australia. He is currently Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, Canada, and Associate Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is involved in the development of the specialty of emergency medicine at local, regional and national levels. His areas of special interest include physiological scoring in trauma and critical illness, emergency paediatrics, clinical decision rules, the use of acute assessment tools including chest pain management pathways, and emergency ultrasound in trauma and shock. Dr Richard Kendall is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge. He trained at St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, graduating in 1992 (BSc in Basic Medical Sciences with Anthropology, MBBS). His postgraduate training initially led him to Sheffield where he obtained his FRCS in 1996. He subsequently trained in Cambridge obtaining his FCEM in 2002 and then Adelaide in South Australia where he worked as a Senior Registrar at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr Kendall returned to Cambridge in 2004 to take up a Consultant post and is currently the Attachment Director for Emergency Medicine for the University of Cambridge Clinical School. Other than undergraduate medical education, his interests include application of clinical governance to emergency medicine and use of ultrasound in emergency medicine. Lee Van Rensburg did his primary medical training at the University of the Wiwatersrand, South Africa, where his interest in trauma began. He trained and worked in the trauma unit at the Johannesburg General Hospital and Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto. He moved to the United Kingdom to continue his postgraduate education and completed his orthopaedic training on the East Anglian rotation in Cambridgeshire. In 2005 he moved to Australia and completed a one year trauma fellowship at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria. He now works full time as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK.