Emergency Medicine,
Edition 7 The Principles of Practice
By Sascha Fulde, MBBS, BSc (Med), FACEM and Gordian W. O. Fulde, MBBS, FRACS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS/RCP (A&E) (Edin), FACEM

Publication Date: 01 Aug 2020

Gordian Fulde AO, a mainstay of emergency medicine in Australia, continues to author this indispensable reference along with Sascha Fulde and a considered selection of influential emergency medicine clinicians. The strength of Emergency Medicine undoubtedly lies with its combination of expertise, experience and contemporary content.

This premier text offers accessible evidence-based clinical management and treatment advice that can be incorporated seamlessly into the daily demands of the emergency medicine environment. The comprehensive scope of content coverage ensures readers – both students and clinicians – are well equipped with the practical nous to succeed in the demanding world of emergency medicine.

Key Features

  • Coverage of important controversies with evidence-based recommendations.
  • Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice
  • Broad range of topical issues covered
  • Practical rapid reference appendix
  • Detailed glossary and index
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase

New Features

  • Comprehensively updated with contributions from more than 60 notable emergency medicine clinicians
  • 26 new chapters, with new topics including pain management, caring for Indigenous patients, emergency medicine in a rural setting, sexual assault and domestic violence, common misses in x-ray, and CT ordering and interpretation
  • Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and street drugs
  • A focus on a career in emergency medicine, lifestyle, wellness and success
About the author
By Sascha Fulde, MBBS, BSc (Med), FACEM, Emergency Specialist, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sutherland Hospital, Sydney, NSW Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales and Gordian W. O. Fulde, MBBS, FRACS, FRCS (Edin), FRCS/RCP (A&E) (Edin), FACEM, Director of Emergency The Sydney Hospital, Sydney, NSW Stream Director, Critical Care, South Eastern Sydney Local Health Care District Professor, Emergency Medicine, Notre Dame and New South Wales Universities Former Director, Emergency, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW
Table of Contents
1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
2. The airway, ventilation and procedural sedation
3. Resuscitation procedures
4. Trauma
5. Shock
6. Major haemorrhage
7. Burns
8. Patient transport, retrieval and pre-hospital care
9. The seriously ill patient: tips and traps
10. The approach to the patient with chest pain or dyspnoea
11. Acute coronary syndromes
12. Clinical electrocardiography and arrhythmia management
13. Respiratory emergencies: the acutely breathless patient
14. Haemoptysis
15. Acute pulmonary oedema
16. Venous thromboembolic disease: deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
17. Neurological emergencies
18. Poisoning and overdose
19. Drugs and alcohol
20. Endocrine emergencies
21. Acid–base and electrolyte disorders
22. Geriatric care
23. Infectious diseases
24. The immunosuppressed patient
25. Emergency department haematology
26. Gastrointestinal emergencies
27. Neurosurgical emergencies
28. Aortic and vascular emergencies
29. Orthopaedic emergencies
30. Urological emergencies
31. Wounds
32. Pain management in the emergency department
33. Paediatric emergencies
34. Gynaecological emergencies
35. Sexual assault and domestic violence
36. Surprise! The baby is coming
37. Hand injuries and care
38. Ophthalmic emergencies
39. Ear, nose and throat (ENT) emergencies
40. Management of dental emergencies
41. Psychiatric, mental health presentations
42. Dermatological emergencies
43. Drowning
44. Envenomation
45. Electrical injuries
46. Hypothermia and hyperthermia
47. Mass-casualty incidents, chemical, biological and
radiological hazard contingencies
48. Diagnostic imaging in emergency patients
49. Ultrasound in emergency medicine
50. X-ray and CT common misses
51. Test ordering: blood results, CSF analysis, pleural fluid analysis, ascitic fluid analysis and joint fluid analysis, choosing wisely
52. Nursing and allied health advanced practice and adjunct roles
53. Emergency medicine in a rural setting
54. Caring for Indigenous patients
55. Students’ guide to the emergency department
56. A guide for interns, residents, medical officers working in emergency medicine
57. So it’s your first night shift ‘in charge’—how to manage the department
58. So you had a bad shift . . .
59. Useful resources: FOAM resources, podcasts and online emergency medicine material
60. Career, lifestyle and success
61. Career in emergency medicine: workplace-based assessment
62. Administration and governance in the ED
63. Rules, confidentiality, legal matters
Book details
ISBN: 9780729543019
Page Count: 1348
Retail Price : £74.99
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