The first edition of the Guide to the Essentials in Emergency Medicine, co-edited by two prominent emergency physicians, Associate Professors Shirley Ooi and Peter Manning, with a combined total of 64 years of Emergency Medicine practice between them, was first published in Singapore in 2004.
This book focuses on the practical management of the most life-threatening and common conditions encountered by emergency physicians. It is designed to offer a balanced viewpoint advocating the tenets of evidence-based medicine.
This second edition preserves several of its predecessor’s hallmark features.
- Easy-to-read format: clinical descriptions are presented succinctly and problems are introduced with the same symptom-based approach in Section One.
- Popular sections such as Caveats, covering the pitfalls likely to be encountered in medical practice, and Special Tips for GPs are retained.
New features of this second edition include:
- Twenty new chapters
- Thorough revision of the text for more content coverage, easier reading, and reflection of the latest evidence
- Reorganisation of Section Two into specific systems for ease of reading and revision for exams
- Inclusion of coloured photographs
- Addition of further illustrations, ECGs, plain radiographs, CT scans and ultrasound images