Mastering Emergency Medicine
A Practical Guide
CRC Press – 2009 – 504 pages
Mastering Emergency Medicine is a concise, revision-focused textbook that covers everything that candidates need to know in order to pass the College of Emergency Medicine's (CEM) membership examination (MCEM) to enter training, and to the pass fellowship examination (FCEM) to complete the Certificate of Specialist Training.
With over 100 OSCE scenarios designed to stimulate everyday emergency department clinical encounters, Mastering Emergency Medicine covers all the key areas of the CEM syllabus, including: clinical examinations and practical skills, communication skills, teaching and management.
This book takes a practical approach to the subject - core facts are presented and common scenarios are explored using an OSCE style, as used in the Part C MCEM and the FCEM examinations - which makes it an invaluable blueprint for management of cases.
Closely linked to the current CEM syllabus, each chapter comprises three parts:
Mastering Emergency Medicine is a highly detailed revision guide for the OSCE examinations and an essential study guide for all those who are preparing for the MCEM or FCEM examinations. It will also be useful to those who are wishing to pursue a career in Acute Medicine.
5 Stars: The Definitive MCEM Book!
Finally a book that has it all. A really nice summary of Emergency Medicine which is focused on the UK College of Emergency Medicine curriculum. It covers all the areas essential to both the MCEM and is of value to those sitting the final FCEM exams. You can see that a great deal of work has gone into this book in an effort to tailor it to the curriculum standards.
In my opinion this is the essential text for the MCEM. Very impressive all round.
An excellent book
This is a welcome first edition for trainees in Emergency Medicine. Never before has there been a concise, revision-focused text that aids preparation for the Emergency Medicine clinical exams, at both Membership and Fellowship standards.
The layout of this book includes shaded boxes highlighting important learning points such as relevant scoring systems, complications and risk factors. The authors use useful mnemonics as a learning aid for those of us who prefer this style of learning. Where relevant, there are external references quoted such as NICE, Toxbase and the Resuscitation Council for further reading.
In summary, no book is a substitute for clinical experience and the coverage of topics in this text is not exhaustive but reading this well-presented and up-to-date text, which has been written specifically for the MCEM and FCEM clinical examination is undoubtedly an excellent adjunct to seeing patients in the emergency department in preparation for the College exams.
Surviving the CEM Examination
Anaesthetics and Pain Relief
Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Major Incident Management
Medicolegal Aspects of Emergency Medicine
Practical Skills for the Emergency Department
Instructions for actors in relevant OSCEs
Chetan R Trivedy BDS FDS RCS(Eng) MBBS PhD FRSH MCEM
Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, South East Thames, London Deanery, London, UK
Mathew Hall BMBCh PhD MCEM
Senior Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine, Princess Royal University Hospital, Kent, UK
Andrew Parfitt MAEd FRCS FCEM
Associate Medical Director and Clinical Director of Acute Medicine and Gastrointestinal Surgery,
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, London, UK