Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition
New to this edition
- Includes new chapters on emergency situations involving biological, chemical, and radiation terrorism · chapters devoted to the challenges presented by patients with AIDS and those with organ transplants · two chapters on environmental emergencies · one chapter examining heat illness, hypothermia, and submersion injury · and a chapter on envenomations.
- Features expanded "Treatment Considerations" sections.
- Uses a symptom-based approach for quick diagnosis.
- Features an outline format for real-time reference.
- Focuses on the 200 conditions most frequently encountered in the emergency room.
- Presents a useful tool for evaluating the likelihood that a specific symptom - or symptoms - denotes a particular disease, and allows the reader to initiate an appropriate treatment.