From the Oxford University Press comes another essential text for emergency care providers.
Written by Professors LA Wallis (SA) and TA Reynolds (USA), renowned leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine, the AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care is highly accessible, easy to use, and jam-packed full of content relevant to all medical specialties.
It includes concise summaries of many medical conditions – ranging from acute medical, surgical and paediatric emergencies to neonatal, environmental, obstetric and toxicological emergencies – as well as Rapid Assessment Protocols – novel management algorithms that are tailored to the patient’s presenting medical complaint and the provider’s level of resources available.
An indispensable addition to any health care provider’s library.
Created by the African Federation for Emergency Medicine, the AFEM Handbook of Acute and Emergency Care offers medical students, emergency care providers, doctors and nurses rapid and integrated management strategies based on available resources. It is aimed at providers working in environments where resources and reliable access to Emergency Care training are lacking, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa. It offers reasonable and effective diagnostic and management strategies for most common emergency care problems; facilitates recognition and efficient stabilization of life-threatening conditions; provides clearly organized management strategies of many medical conditions; and contains a wealth of information on diagnostic ultrasound, disaster medicine, patient-centered care, and ethics. Rapid Assessment Protocols are an innovative approach to emergency management algorithms, and assist providers in delivering effective treatment for undifferentiated critically ill patients in a time- and resource-sensitive manner.
Paul Xafis says: “This book was essential in helping me organize my studies for my Fellowship of the College of Emergency Medicine Part II exams. So easy to read and concise. The sections on ultrasound, patient communication, and HIV medicine were exceptionally helpful. I would recommend this book to everyone with an interest in Emergency Medicine.”