Community emergency medicine


    • Wardrope, Jim


Community emergency medicine

edited by Jim Wardrope ... [et al.]

Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone, 2008

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Includes bibliographical references and index



"Community Emergency Medicine" has been written especially for health professions who are responsible for providing emergency medical care. It guides the decision-making process using a system of assessment that identifies those patients who need immediate life saving treatment and those who need hospital care. The book also concentrates on the assessment and management of the patients who will be managed in the community. It connects emergency care with the community and secondary care and places it firmly in the context of patient care pathways."Community Emergency Medicine": guides the decision making process through a system that enables swift assessment of patients; covers a wide range of presentations including chest pain, shortness of breath, paediatric emergencies, abdominal pain, ENT problems, itch and rash, care of the older patient, musculoskeletal problems, neurological problems, psychiatric problems; and, explores ethical issues. It is useful for paramedicine, primary care and emergency care.


Chapter 1 Introduction, summary, the system of care, Jim Wardrope, Colville Laird and Peter Driscoll Chapter 2 The system of assessment and care of the primary survey positive patient, Jim Wardrope and Roderick MacKenzie Chapter 3 Chest pain, Colville Laird, Peter Driscoll and Jim Wardrope Chapter 4 Shortness of Breath, Malcolm Woollard and Ian Greaves Chapter 5 The ill child- Assessment and identification of primary survey positive children, Malcolm Woollard and Fiona Jewkes Chapter 6 Childhood illness- Assessment and management of primary survey negative children, Fiona Jewkes and Malcolm Woollard Chapter 7 Nausea, vomiting and fever, John Hall and Peter Driscoll Chapter 8 Problems in older people, Peter Lawson and Chris Richmond Chapter 9 Abdominal Pain, Abdominal pain in women, complications of pregnancy and labour, James Gray, Jim Wardrope and Diana Jane Fothergill Chapter 10 Management of Neurological Emergencies, Carole Gavin and James Gray Chapter 11 ENT Problems, S. Carter and Colville Laird Chapter 12 Management Of Allergy, Rashes And Itching, Mike Langlands and Colville Laird Chapter 13 The Assessment And Care Of Musculo- Skeletal Problems, Chris Fitzsimmons and Jim Wardrope Chapter 14 Overdose and Self Harm, Jim Wardrope and Peter Driscoll Chapter 15 Mental illness Assessment, management of depression and self harm. The mental health act, Rosie Doy, Derek Burroughs and John Scott Chapter 16 Assessing and managing psychosis, drug misuse and violence and aggression, Rosie Doy, Elizabeth Janes Blowers and Emma Sutton

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