Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine, 4th Editionby Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg
Practical and reliable, this bestselling Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine provides step by step, accessible guidelines on all conditions that commonly present to the emergency department. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to include the 2006 Resuscitation Council guidelines, as well as new guidelines from NICE, SIGN, BTS, ATLS and changes to the compulsory psychiatric hospitalisation law. Precise and prescriptive, the text provides up-to-date advice on presentation, investigation, diagnosis, emergency treatment and further referral for adult and paediatric patients. It is the indispensable guide for junior doctors, specialist nurses, paramedics, GPs and other allied health professionals.
"Review from previous edition: Having recently purchased the new Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine, I would like to say that it is an excellent update. As a Specialist Registrar . . . I am involved in training all new AandE doctors and will recommend this book highly." --Dr Reshad Khodabocus, St James's Hospital, Leeds, July 2005
"The 1st edition (published 1999) has become the "Bible" of Emergency care for many practitioners working in this field - Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics etc... I used it throughout my Specialist Registrar training as both an "on the spot" diagnostic tool but also as a reference aid for my FRCS and FFAEM. There's a lot more in it than you think! The second edition has built on and consolidated all that was good in the 1st edition but added some new sections and expanded others. It includes up to date information and references... I would not only recommend but also INSIST that all practitioners... in emergency care read and used this handbook. It would also be useful to Doctors in almost all specialties including General Practice, General Surgery and General Medicine." --Medical Defence Union
"...an essential book of reference...[and] an indispensable tool and survival guide to anyone working within emergency medicine...[it should be] accessible and in easy reach of all staff working within the emergency department." --Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal
"...this book is a must-have for anyone wanting to become the next doctor to ride in the shiny red HEMS helicopter on his/her way to an emergency...Stimulating reading for anyone interested in emergency medicine." --MAD (Barts and the London Med Student Journal)