A medical emergency can happen anytime and anywhere and knowing how to react to It in a sensible approach is what can save lives.
Medical professionals require quick reflexes when a medical emergency arrives and for that, it is very important for them to have the right knowledge about it.
Right knowledge helps the professionals to avoid causalities in the medical room and give their patients the best treatment. The right knowledge avoids medical carelessness and confusion.
Medical is a vast field and it changes regularly so it’s important for the health professionals to be up to date with the changing medical conditions.
The quick actions you take as a professional can save lives.
Here are some top-rated emergency medicine books that can be taken into consideration.
Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine
- Authors: Judith E. Tintinalli (Editor-in-Chief), J. Stephan Stapczynski, O. John Ma, Donald M. Yealy, Garth D. Meckler, David M. Cline
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education/ Medical
Described as BIBLE by the experts, this book is the most widely accepted emergency books of all time. The best part about this book is it covers everything we need to know about emergency medicine, unlike other books that leave something or the other.
From emergency situations in adult medicine to those in pediatrics, ob-gyn, and other specialties, this book gives you a detailed outlook.
Not just the regular emergencies we see every day this book also covers uncommon emergencies like sexual assault too.
Oxford Handbook of Emergency medicine
- Author: Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham
- Publisher: Oxford university press
This book is not just for the medical professionals who want to be ready but anyone who wants to have the basic knowledge about emergency medicines.
This book is reviewed by the experts who help you guide through all your emergencies without confusion or panic. Up to date with the latest technology, this book keeps you in line for emergencies like infection control, disabilities, etc. it is also updated with advice and information of patients and as well as new and revised vital information on pediatrics and psychiatry.
Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice
- Authors: Ron Walls MD, Robert Hockberger MD, Marianne Gausche-Hill MD FACEP FAAP
- Publisher: Elsevier
the current edition is divided into 2 volumes this book is not a beginner’s guide i.e. not for someone who just wants to have an overview but for people who want to get in-depth of medical emergencies with great clarity.
For a better understanding, this book also offers over 1000 colored illustrations of patients in different emergency situations and moreover this book provides cardinal presentations for different diagnoses.
Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide
- Author: Nigel Raby FR, Laurence Berman MB BS FRCP FRCR, Simon Morley FRCR, Gerald de Lacey MA FRCR
- Publisher: Saunders
This book is like a pocket reference for medical emergencies. This book is a guide for medical professionals to avoid medical confusion during diagnosis. The anatomical concepts are explained in a clear way using line drawings.
The book has specified chapters for different emergencies to avoid time wasting for searching.
There is a conclusion for each chapter in the end so there are no doubts and scope of confusion left.
Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department
- Authors: Amal Mattu MD, Arjun S. Chanmugam MD MBA, Stuart P. Swadron MD FRCP(C) FACEP, Dale Woolridge MD Ph.D., Michael Winters
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education/ Medical
This book is a bit different from others as this book gives us insight about 350 mistakes that are commonly made in emergency rooms so the professionals can avoid them.
Authors give us easy tips and tricks to avoid these commonly made mistakes to avoid casualties.
The chapters in these books are evidence-based and in easy to read style.
Emergency Medicine: Diagnosis and Management
- Author: Anthony FT Brown, Mike Cadogan, Michael D Cadogan
- Publisher: CRS publishing
This book explains in an easy to understand text with bullet points, charts, tables for people to find important information easily.
This book covers a variety of emergencies including critical care, infectious disease, foreign travel. There are a variety of steps and procedures which are provided in the book so the professionals remember the key steps
It also covers specific treatment for emergencies unlike the general treatments
CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine
Author: Keith Stone, Roger L. Humphries
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
This book comes in a midway between too detailed books and short handbooks. This book does not give you too much detailed information and not just overviews either.
Like a few of the other books this book also gives a number of illustrations for a better understanding.
It includes every aspect of emergency medicine, not leaving out pediatric and neonatal emergencies and trauma.
Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated
This book provides a case-based interactive learning of emergency medicines. Practicing alone or with a partner, the reader can review critical actions and key clinical pearls for each case.
This book features around 126 cases of medical emergencies and the writing style helps the reader to feel engrossed in these cases and it helps in better understanding.
The cases contain deep knowledge about the emergencies which is discussed.
Pocket Emergency Medicine
- Authors: Richard Zane MD, Joshua M. Kosowsky MD FACEP
- Publisher: LWW
As the name suggests this is a pocket guide to the emergencies faced in daily life.
These types of books do not give a vast detail about a particular emergency but give an explanation about what it is.
This book also covers the history till different diagnostics.
A concise handbook that consists of all the important information in bullet points, charts and flowcharts for precise understanding.
The chief complaint
- Author: Dr. Chris Ciprian Feier
- Publisher: 5150 Publishing
Another hand book explaining the diagnoses and emergencies of various cases. Since it is a handbook this book follows a set format for explaining the concepts to the readers.
The book explains the common issues and complaints which are experienced in emergency rooms.
The handbook is designed with color codes by organ system to aid navigation and quick referencing
Given below is an example of an emergency case in order to give readers a better explanation. The case is as it is and no change has been made to it so facts are not being hampered. The reference link is given below for this case
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