The book provides immediate access to clinical tools, guidelines, drug doses, infusion protocols and clinical information required for the management of the acutely ill patient. The eighth edition features 101 chapters and 70 clinical guidelines and incorporates the recent developments in acute care. Divided into 10 sections the book covers the breadth and depth of emergency care including critical care, acute trauma, analgesia and sedation, mental health emergencies, paediatric emergencies, geriatric emergencies, medical emergencies, surgical emergencies, obstetric emergencies, toxicology and environmental emergencies.
The book is designed as an aid to learning. Each chapter provides a succinct, easily readable overview that aims to provide all the critical information required to understand a topic and includes key learning points. The book is closely integrated with the cased based and clinical eLearning resources on the LearnEM website.
The book will be useful for a wide range of health professionals working in acute care including medical officers, nurses, paramedics and students.