For 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. The 6th Edition of Emergency Medicine Secrets, by Drs. Vincent J. Markovchick, Peter T. Pons, Katherine M. Bakes, and Jennie A. Buchanan, features the Secrets' popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, mnemonics, tables, and an informal tone - making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.
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I. DECISION MAKING IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1. Decision Making in Emergency Medicine 2. Management of Cardiac Arrest and Principles of Resuscitation 3. Airway Management 4. Shock 5. Emergency Ultrasound 6. Geriatric Emergency Medicine 7. Palliative Care and Advance Directives 8. How to Critically Review Emergency Medicine Literature 9. Evidence-Based Rational Use of Diagnostic Imaging 10. Emtala, The Joint Commission, and HIPPA 11. Emergency Medicine Observation Medicine 12. Performance Evaluation and Improvement in Emergency Medicine II. PRIMARY COMPLAINTS 13. Altered Mental Status and Coma 14. Fever 15. Chest Pain 16. Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Vomiting 17. Headache 18.. Syncope, Vertigo and Dizziness 19. Seizures 20. Anaphylaxis 21. Low Back Pain III. NONTRAUMATIC ILLNESS 22. Nontraumatic Ocular Emergencies 23. Nontraumatic ENT Emergencies 24. Dental and Oral Surgical Emergencies IV. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 25. Transient Ischemic Attack and Cerebrovascular Accident 26. Meningitis V. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 27. Breathing and Ventilation 28. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Pneumonia 29. Venous Thromboembolism VI. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 30. Congestive Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema 31. Ischemic Heart Disease 32. Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators 33. Hypertension, Hypertensive Crisis, Aortic Dissection and Aortic Aneurysms 34. Pericarditis and Myocarditis VII. GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT 35. Esophagus and Stomach Disorders 36. Bowel Disorders 37. Liver and Biliary Tract Disease VIII. GENITOURINARY TRACT 38. Renal Colic and Scrotal Pain 39. Acute Urinary Retention 40. Urinary Tract Infection: Cystitis, Pyelonephritis and Prostatitis 41. Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis IX. HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY 42. Hemostasis and Coagulopathies 43. Sickle Cell Disease 44. Oncologic Emergencies X. METABOLISM AND ENDOCRINOLOGY 43. Fluids and Electrolytes 44. Acid-Base Disorders 45. Diabetes Mellitus 46. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders XI. INFECTIOUS DISEASE 49. Sepsis Syndromes and Toxic Shock 50. Soft-Tissue Infections 51. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Infection 52. Tetanus, Botulism, and Food Poisoning 53. Travel Medicine and Vector-Borne Diseases 54. Arthritis 55. Skin Diseases XII. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES 56. Lightning and Electrical Injuries 57. Drowning 58. Hypothermia and Frostbite 59. Heat Illness 60. Altitude Illness and Dysbarisms XIII. NEONATAL AND CHILDHOOD DISORDERS 61. Evaluation of Fever in Children Younger Than Age Three 62. Seizures in Infancy and Childhood 63. Acute Respiratory Disorders in Children 64. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders and Dehydration 65. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 66. Emergency Department Evaluation of Child Abuse 67. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia of the Pediatric Patient 68. Pediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation XIV. TOXICOLOGIC EMERGENCIES 69. General Approach to Poisonings 70. The Alcohols: Ethanol, Ethylene Glycol, Methanol and Isopropyl Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Complications 71. Antipyretic Poisoning 72. Bites and Stings 73. Smoke Inhalation 74. Common Drugs of Abuse 75. Cardiovascular Toxicology 76. Pediatric Ingestions XV. GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS 77. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 78. Sexual Assault 79. Spontaneous Abortion, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Vaginal Bleeding 80. Third-Trimester Complications and Delivery XVI. TRAUMA 81. Multiple Trauma 82. Maxillofacial Trauma 83. Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma 84. Head Trauma 85. Traumatic Ophthalmologic Emergencies 86. Neck Trauma 87. Chest Trauma 88. Abdominal Trauma 89. Pelvic Fractures and Genitourinary Trauma 90. Trauma in Pregnancy 91. Pediatric Trauma 92. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Hand Injuries 93. Burns 94. Wound Management XVII. BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES 95. Acute Psychosis 96. Depression, Suicide and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 97. Management of the Violent Patient 98. Intimate Partner Violence XVIII. EMERGENCY MEDICINE SERVICES AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT 99. EMS Medical Oversight 100. Disaster Management 101. Weapons of Mass Destruction 102. Tactical Medicine