Pocket Emergency Medicine 4th Edition provides accurate, actionable, and easily accessible information for clinicians on the front lines of emergency care
The practice of emergency medicine, like all disciplines, is changing and evolving. More than ever, the care of our patients depends upon having accurate, actionable, and accessible information in real time. Now in its fourth edition, Pocket Emergency Medicine remains the essential, go-to reference for busy clinicians on the front lines of emergency care. Unlike traditional texts, Pocket Emergency Medicine is designed to be used at the bedside, organized around presenting conditions and mirroring the thought process of clinicians: from history and physical exam to differential diagnosis testing; from testing and therapeutics to disposition. Clinical pearls and updates in medical practice are highlighted throughout the text.
Pocket Emergency Medicine was written by four dedicated emergency medicine residents from the University of Colorado and Harvard University and edited by senior faculty; the text has been updated and referenced in exacting detail, while retaining the fundamental ease of use so cherished by busy providers. We hope our readers find this edition of Pocket Emergency Medicine to be a valuable tool in their daily practice.
Practicing medicine is like having a front row seat at the play of life. If that is true, and I believe it is, emergency medicine is like being back stage. This book is for the dedicated men and women who are often back stage making life and death decisions without a net knowing that the expectation is that they get it right the first time, every time, without blinking.
Siobhan, Jake, Gaby, Finn, for whom I exist, thank you for tolerating my passion of academic medicine.