Emergency Medicine is a nascent specialty, yet to take the podium in Medical Sciences, especially in low-income countries. The burden of care rests heavily on general practitioners as well as Emergency departments. Inexperienced medical and nursing personnel gallantly deliver their best with all that they have.The purpose of this book is to portray simple, yet effective management protocols of commonly occurring emergencies, delivered with minimal equipment, in practice at the emergency departments of hospitals and colleges all across the country. The highlight of this “ready reckoner” is the step-by-step practical guidance in which resuscitation, therapeutic regimen, and infusion protocols have been advocated to ensure realistic application is rustic conditions.
Key Features New to the edition * Triage guidelines updated * AHA guidelines updated * New chapters on: * Hicckcoughs * Febrile neutrophenia * Ventilator settings * Electrocution * Procedures – tube thoracostomy * Fundoscopy * Foreign Body * Sepsis – Goal directed therapy * Eye, Ear and Nose
New To Edition The highlight of this ‘ready-reckoner’ is the step-by-step practical guidance, in which resuscitation, therapeutic regimen and infusion protocols have been advocated, to ensure realistic application in rustic conditions. It is hoped that this tool would empower the first responder, with confidence and clarity, in delivering standardised emergency management to all.
Table of Contents Section Topic I. General Instructions 1. The Ten Commandments of Emergency Medicine 2. Patient Care 3. Infection Control
VI. Paediatric Emergencies 58. Airway Management and Neonatal Resuscitation 59. Respiratory Distress 60. Bronchiolitis 61. Convulsions 62. Croup 63. Cyanotic Spells 64. Dehydration in Children 65. Epiglottitis 66. Hypoglycaemia 67. The Incessantly Crying Child
VII. Surgical Emergencies 68. Burns 69. Early Management of Trauma 70. Epistaxis 71. Foreign body – Eye, ear, nose 72. Fractures - Emergency Management 73. Head Injury 74. Gas Gangrene 75. Nail bed emergencies – Perionychia 76. Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome 77. Shoulder Dislocation 78. Testicular Emergencies 79. Wound Management
VIII. Procedures 80. Assisted Ventilatory Support 81. Circulation Monitoring 82. Central line placement 83. Endotracheal Intubation 84. Gastric Lavage 85. Intravenous Access 86. Mid-dorsal Digital Nerve Block 87. Naso-gastric lavage 88. Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) 89. Peripheral Nerve Block 90. Plaster of Paris (POP) Splint 91. Pulse Oximetry 92. Suprapublic Cystostomy 93. Tube Thoracostomy