editore: McGraw-Hill Medical
This volume, sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, is a comprehensive, practical, ready-reference for the ED physician. Its content focuses on how to effectively and accurately diagnose and treat this unique population. Each chapter is structured as follows: High Yield Facts: a bulleted list of 5 high yield facts; Introduction: definition of problem and relevancy to older population; Epidemiology (if applicable): scope, incidence/prevalence, mortality; Pathophysiology: causative factors, predispositions, risk factors, mechanisms of disease process or injury, organ systems affected and disease course; Clinical Features: chief complaint, presenting symptoms key historical information, physical examination including general appearance, vital signs, specific findings, and associated findings.It also includes: Diagnosis and Differential: laboratory findings and ancillary testing (including indications for same and also predictive value of such tests, differential diagnosis; Emergency Department Care and Disposition: immediate management priorities (overview), initial ED management (to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological care of the patient), subsequent care (if applicable).
It also includes prognosis. Additional Aspects of this book are: complications, controversies, pitfalls, medical/legal issues, ethical issues, and costs.