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Making Sense of Acute Medicine

A Guide to Diagnosis

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Making Sense of Acute Medicine: A Guide to Diagnosis by Paul Jenkins
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The first 72 hours following assessment and admission to the emergency department are crucial to a patient's care. As the medical practitioner on duty, you need good diagnostic skills and the ability to formulate a quick, safe and appropriate management plan. Making Sense of Acute Medicine is here to help. This book is the perfect introduction to accurate diagnosis for medical students, newly qualified doctors and anyone intimately involved with the delivery of acute medical care. By focusing on the decision-making process in relation to common clinical presentations, Making Sense of Acute Medicine will assist you to: * take an accurate history and examine the patient with a focused approach * make appropriate investigations requests * formulate suitable management plans

Table of Contents

The shocked patient The comatose patient Chest pain Breathlessness Palpitation Syncope Seizures Dizziness Acute confusion Acute headache Weakness Abdominal pain Haematemesis and melaena Diarrhea and vomiting Jaundice The patient with a fever Joint problems Skin rashes Back pain Leg swelling

Author Biography

Paul Jenkins, Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia Paula Johnson, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Release date Australia
April 30th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Hodder Arnold
Pages
320
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9780340984253
Product ID
3821880

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