- Cover; An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine: Second edition; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Foreword to the 1st edition; Acknowledgments; Preface; Dedication; Section 1 Principles of Emergency Medicine; 1 Approach to the emergency patient; Scope of the problem; Clinical scope of the problem; Pain; Difficulty with . . .; Fever; Bleeding; Social concerns; Anatomic essentials; History; Physical examination; General appearance; Vital signs; Pearls specific to the physical examination; Be professional; Go slowly; Be gentle; Be sensitive; Be thorough; Be thoughtful., Be efficientDifferential diagnosis; Diagnostic testing; Laboratory studies; Electrocardiography; Radiologic studies; General treatment principles; Special patients; Elderly; Pediatric; Drug-seekers; Difficult patients; Frequent flyers; Police custody; Violent patients; Disposition; Consultation; Serial evaluation; Admission/discharge; Pearls, pitfalls and myths; References; 2 Airway management; Scope of the problem; Anatomic essentials; Initial airway assessment; Noninvasive airway management; Opening the airway; Supplemental oxygen; Ventilation; Indications for definitive airway management., Inability to maintain or protect the airwayFailure to ventilate or oxygenate; Potential for deterioration based on the patient's clinical presentation; Patient safety and protection; Definitive airway management; Rapid sequence intubation; Immediate "crash" intubation; Awake oral intubation; Blind nasotracheal intubation; The difficult airway; The failed airway; Devices and techniques for the difficult or failed intubation; Extraglottic devices; Video laryngoscopy; Fiberoptic intubation; Lighted stylet intubation; Retrograde intubation; Digital intubation; Surgical airway; Special patients., PediatricStatus asthmaticus; Increased intracranial pressure; Suspected cervical spine injury; Pearls, pitfalls and myths; References; 3 Cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation; Scope of the problem; Pathophysiology; Principles of resuscitation; Preparation; Assign team member roles; Team resuscitation approach; Initial evaluation and management; Primary survey; Circulation; Airway; Breathing; Defibrillation; Secondary survey; Airway; Breathing; Circulation; History; Physical examination; Diagnostic studies; General treatment principles; Post-resuscitation care; Ethical considerations., and Withholding and termination of effortsInvolvement of the family; Special patients; Pediatric; Acknowledgment; References; 4 Cardiac dysrhythmias; Scope of the problem; Anatomic essentials; The sinoatrial node; The atrioventricular node; The His-Purkinje system; Ventricular repolarization; Tachycardias and bradycardias; History; Physical examination; General appearance; Vital signs; Skin; Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat; Neck; Cardiovascular; Chest and lungs; Abdomen; Extremities; Neurologic; Diagnostic testing; Electrocardiogram with rhythm strip; Radiologic studies; Laboratory studies.
- Fully-updated edition of this award-winning textbook, arranged by presenting complaints with full-color images throughout. For students, residents, and emergency physicians.
- Management of bradydysrhythmias.
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