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A collection of 200 high quality ECGs (Electrocardiogram's) that cover the entire spectrum of emergency electrocardiography. The first half of the book represents an intermediate level of difficulty and is ideal for residents in training and for the emergency medicine board review. The second half contains more advanced ECGs and will challenge even the most seasoned emergency medicine practitioner. When taken in its entirety, the book contains one of the best collections of ECGs ever assembled, targeted at advancing the ECG interpretation skills of emergency physicians and other acute health care providers.
If you see patients in an urgent care center, minor injury unit or other acute care setting, this new clinically-focused guide will help you avoid high-risk pitfalls and achieve optimal outcomes. This must-have resource covers a wide range of emergencies that may be encountered in an urgent care setting, focusing on those that can occur with the most commonly-encountered complaints and conditions, including: Genitourinary complaints Common infections Orthopedic injuries Wounds Back pain Dermatologic complaints The book also includes chapters on common pitfalls during the HEENT examination, effective patient communications, urgent care pharmacology pitfalls, special issues in the care of pediatric and geriatric patients, and more. Each chapter is authored by an experienced acute care clinician and includes clinical pearls that you can apply directly to the care of your own patients. The urgent care center can be a challenging and fast-paced environment, and pitfalls, especially those encountered during emergencies, can have serious consequences for patients immediate well-being, their recovery time, and possibly their long-term prognosis. More than ever, you need a resource you can trust that has been tailored specifically to the needs of providers in the low-acuity setting.
This extension to the popular "ECGs for the Emergency Physician
Volume 1 "continues to provide the emergency health care provider
with outstanding practical and emergency medicine-relevant teaching
of a life-saving skill: emergency electrocardiography
This volume can be used individually or paired with Volume 1 to present one of the most comprehensive and educational ECG collections ever assembled for emergency physicians and other acute health care providers.
Drawing On The Collective Expertise Of Prehospital Providers And Clinicians, ECG Cases For EMS Provides Paramedics, Critical Care Providers, And Nurses With Practical Case Studies In Emergency Cardiology. Twelve-Lead Ecgs And Prehospital Activation Of The Cardiac Catheterization Lab Are Becoming More And More Common, With The Burden Of Cardiac Injury Recognition Rapidly Shifting To The Prehospital Provider. This Textbook Functions As An Active Learning Tool Structured Around Actual Patient Scenarios With Corresponding ECG Strips And Offers Interpretations Of ECG Findings And Clinical Tips. Cases Focus On STEMI, STEMI Mimics, And Commonly Misinterpreted Dysrhythmias. ECG Cases For EMS Provides Evidence-Based Teaching Points And Real-World Applications Of ECG Knowledge.
Emergency medicine attendings who wish to hone their teaching skills can find a number of books on educational strategies written by physicians from other disciplines. However, until the publication of the first edition of this book, they did not have access to a text written by emergency medicine physicians on methods of teaching that are directly applicable to teaching EM. This book was compiled to meet that need. Following the introductory section, which provides important background information, the book's contents are organized into 4 sections that correspond to the core needs and interests of EM educators: Section 2 focuses on practical and ethical considerations of teaching in the ED; Section 3 provides strategies for teaching specific groups of learners; Section 4 looks at the skills that are characteristic of the best EM educators; and Section 5 looks indepthly at specific teaching techniques and strategies. Now more than ever this book addresses the needs of physician educators from all over the world. New chapters discuss lecturing to an international audience; using simulation as a teaching tool; how to make journal club work for you, and other topics that are of broad interest to medical educators in this field. In general, each chapter has been updated and reviewed to make sure the content was something that emergency physician educators could use in any country . The chapter contributors are widely regarded as leaders in the field of emergency medicine education and faculty development. Authors were given free rein to develop their chapters and write in their own style. They were asked to present their personal views on how to successfully teach the art of emergency medicine, rather than review evidence-based guidelines regarding medical education. As a result, most of the chapters have few references. This first-person approach to a multi-authored textbook yields a compilation that varies in style from chapter to chapter and exposes the reader to a variety of communication techniques.
Emergency Medicine is a brand new book focusing on the common pitfalls and mistakes that can occur when dealing with high-risk conditions during standard medical practice. Concise chapters focus on clinical relevance, addressing the mistakes, the consequences and the knowledge necessary to avoid high-risk mistakes. An essential book for all staff dealing with emergencies. Focusing on the common pitfalls and mistakes that occur when dealing with high-risk conditions, this book contains succinct chapters which focus on clincial relevance.
In a conversational, easy-to-read style, Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Edition , discusses 365 errors commonly made in the practice of emergency medicine and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. Chapters are brief, approachable, and evidence-based, suitable for reading immediately before the start of a rotation, used for quick reference on call, or read daily over the course of one year for personal assessment and review. ?Key Features: Coverage includes psychiatry, pediatrics, poisonings, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, renal, anesthesia and airway management, urology, ENT, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Completely revised and rewritten by many new authors, as well as returning authors who bring a fresh perspective to new subjects. New key points at the end of each chapter present must-know information in an easy-access, bulleted format. Ideal for emergency medicine physicians, residents, and attendings; emergency nurse practitioners, PAs who practice in the ED, and primary care physicians in urgent care centers. Your book purchase includes a complimentary download of the enhanced eBook for iOS, Android, PC & Mac. Take advantage of these practical features that will improve your eBook experience: The ability to download the eBook on multiple devices at one time - providing a seamless reading experience online or offline Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links allow you to search within this book, or across your entire library of VitalSource eBooks Multiple viewing options offer the ability to scale images and text to any size without losing page clarity as well as responsive design The ability to highlight text and add notes with one click
The elderly represent the fastest growing segment of the population in developed countries, reflected in the patient population presenting to EDs and hospitals. These patients more often than not have greater co-morbidities, more complicated workups and utilize more laboratory and radiologic services. This text is designed to teach emergency physicians how best to care for this specific demographic of patients. It addresses physiologic changes, high-risk conditions, and atypical presentations associated with elderly patients in the ED that result in frequent misdiagnosis or delays in diagnosis. It instructs the readers how best to care for elderly patients in order to minimize morbidity and mortality, addressing some of the difficult psychosocial issues that confront health care providers that care for elderly patients, such as psychiatric disease and end-of-life care. The utility of this text is not limited to emergency physicians, but it should be useful to all health care providers involved in the treatment of elderly patients with acute medical or surgical conditions.
This issue of Cardiology Clinics, edited by Dr. Amal Mattu and Dr. John Field, focuses Emergency Cardiology. Topics include, but are not limited to: Evaluation of Chest Pain and Acute Coronary Syndromes; Evolving Electrocardiographic Indications for Emergent Reperfusion; Cardiac biomarkers in emergency care; Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction; Cardiogenic Shock, Acute Dyspnea and Decompensated Heart Failure; Evolving Strategies for Management of Cardiac Arrest; Multidisciplinary management post-cardiac arrest; Acute Myopericardial Syndromes; Acute Valvular Heart Disease; Ventricular Arrhythmias; Atrial Fibrillation, A New Face of Cardiac Emergencies: HIV-Related Cardiac Disease; Cardiovascular Emergencies in Pregnancy, and Blunt Cardiac Trauma.
"Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors," will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions.
Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the "Avoiding Common Errors Series" combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care.
"Look inside and discover..."
- Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the "hows" and "whys" underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future.
- "Pearls" highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience.
- Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.
It is essential that Emergency and Acute Care physicians are experts at the use and interpretation of the ECG, which is commonly used as a diagnostic tool in critical care. There are significant benefits of early and accurate diagnosis of patients presenting in ED with cardiovascular complaints/irregularities. The ED physician must make rapid and accurate diagnosis and follow up with appropriate therapy rapidly. Using real ECGs, this book will help the trainee emergency physician to practice and hone their ECG interpretation skills providing invaluable guidance for their board exams and qualifying into their profession.
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