Acute Medicine

Acute Medicine

By: Declan O'Kane (author)Paperback

In Stock

£18.99 RRP £19.99  You save £1.00 (5%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £25


From reviews: "This new book by Dr O'Kane is a very useful and interesting book directed towards Medical registrars but also with many positive features for anyone from Medical Student to Consultants...[It] works through groups of emergencies according to speciality and organ grouping. This is helpful as it enables the reader to link the different differentials together well. It also tries to signpost all the different conditions in relation to the Acute Medicine and General Internal Medicine curriculums. There is also an excellent section on fluid prescription, outlining what each fluid option contains along with potential fluid prescriptions in relation to the daily needs of the human body. Each clinical problem is presented in a clear and logical format, beginning with the things to ask or think about when receiving a referral - much as junior doctors would do in a real clinical situation. The book also includes an excellent 'general management' section, which covers important aspects of the assessment of mental capacity and considerations to make when discharging a patient - things which are often poorly taught in other settings. All of the clinical procedures are described in some level of detail - not enough to learn to do the procedure but enough to signpost as well as getting the reader to think about why it is needed and any associated risks." - Journal for Acute Medicine, October 2015 "O'Kane's Acute Medicine 2015 is a fantastic text for any doctor regardless of their grade. However, it is of particular use to the junior hospital doctor. The book covers a huge array of pathology and knowledge in a succinct and accessible way with easy to use chapters with superb explanations throughout. I am currently working in A+E and have found this book invaluable. In particular the chapters covering procedures and the excellent formulary have helped me on several occasions. All of this is accentuated by the size of the book, which is genuinely pocket sized. This book is an essential text for all junior doctors." - A junior hospital doctor Acute Medicine is written for registrars, junior doctors and medical students working on the wards. It is a current and concise guide to hospital emergency medicine which provides: * detailed management of acute medical and surgical emergencies, including in pregnancy * general ward management issues * descriptions of key procedures * normal laboratory values * drug formulary covering the common drugs you will use every day. It is not just a list of instructions, but contains detailed pathophysiology and useful clinical pearls. It is designed to be carried round in a pocket for easy reference.

Create a review


1. Adult resuscitation 2. Early management of acutely ill patients 3. Ventilation of acutely ill patients 4. Shock 5. Acute breathlessness 6. Coma 7. Chest pain 8. Syncope 9. Weakness 10. Acute severe headache 11. Cardiological emergencies 12. Respiratory emergencies 13. Endocrinology and diabetes emergencies 14. Gastroenterology emergencies 15. Hepatology emergencies 16. Haematological emergencies 17. Acute infections 18. Renal emergencies 19. Neurology emergencies 20. Toxicology emergencies 21. Miscellaneous emergencies 22. Oncological emergencies 23. Skin emergencies 24. Ophthalmological emergencies 25. Medical problems in pregnancy 26. General management issues 27. Procedures 28. Normal laboratory values 29. Drug formulary (also see BNF)

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781907904257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2015
  • Number Of Pages: 420
  • ID: 9781907904257
  • ISBN10: 1907904255

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly