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Medical Student Survival Skills. The Acutely Ill Patient. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5225063
  • Book
  • April 2019
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Medical Student Survival Skills

Medical students encounter many challenges on their path to success, from managing their time, applying theory to practice, and passing exams. The Medical Student Survival Skills series helps medical students navigate core subjects of the curriculum, providing accessible, short reference guides for OSCE preparation and hospital placements. These guides are the perfect tool for achieving clinical success.

Medical Student Survival Skills: The Acutely Ill Patient is a concise and portable reference on the management of patients in acute care settings. Managing acutely ill patients can be challenging for many medical students, where quick and decisive decision-making is crucial. This important resource covers the management of numerous acute care conditions, such as tachypnoea, acute stroke, ketoacidosis, anaphylaxis and acute liver failure. With OCSE key learning points, figures and illustrations, The Acutely Ill Patient is the key to success in emergency and surgical rotations and OCSE exams.
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About the companion website vii

1 ABCDE: Assessment and treatment of the acutely Ill patient 1

2 Management of tachypnoea 13

3 Management of bradycardia 17

4 Management of sinus tachycardia 25

5 Management of other tachycardias 27

6 Management of oliguria 37

7 Management of pyrexia 41

8 Management of anaphylaxis 47

9 Management of acute asthma 55

10 Management of hypovolaemia 61

11 Management of sepsis 67

12 Management of acute stroke 73

13 Management of chest pain 79

14 Management of abdominal pain 85

15 Management of acute ischaemic leg 91

16 Management of acute kidney injury 99

17 Management of the unconscious patient 105

18 Management of upper gastrointestinal bleed 113

19 Management of diabetic ketoacidosis 121

20 Management of hypoglycaemia 127

21 Management of severe headache 131

22 Management of acute liver failure 141

23 Management of self‐harm and poisoning 147

24 Management of trauma 159

25 In‐hospital resuscitation 167

References 179

Index 181

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Philip Jevon Manor Hospital, Walsall.

Konnur Ramkumar
Emma Jenkinson
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