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Making Sense of Acute Medicine

A Guide to Diagnosis

By Paul Jenkins, Paula Johnson

CRC Press – 2010 – 320 pages

Series: Making Sense of

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    978-0-340-98425-3
    April 30th 2010

Description

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

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 Bio

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

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Description: By Paul Jenkins, Paula Johnson. 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...
Categories: Emergency Medicine, General Medicine