CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Seventh by C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

By C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

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An easy-to-use advisor to the analysis, therapy, and managemenet of the total variety of scientific stipulations obvious in emergency medicine

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This up to date version within the relied on present sequence is efficacious to an individual working towards in an emergency division or acute-care atmosphere. It emphasizes instant administration of existence threatening difficulties, then covers the evaluate and remedy of particular disorders.

Authoritative, easy-access insurance for Emergency division clinicians who wishes solutions NOW

  • Priority-based and problem-oriented association encompasses all features of emergency medication, together with universal emergencies, trauma, neonatal and pediatric emergencies
  • Extensive at-a-glance algorithms facilitate speedy administration and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive tables of gear known within the ED
  • NEW chapters on beside ultrasound, procedural sedation, and pandemic flu
  • MORE radiologic pictures throughout
  • ALL chapters up-to-date with the newest developments

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B. Supportive Care Patients may require intensive medical support such as airway management and ventilator support. Parenteral or 4/16/11 2:01:18 PM 22 SECTION I SPECIAL ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE tube feedings may be required. Treat secondary bacterial infections with antibiotics. Avoid clindamycin and aminoglycoside antibiotics because they may worsen neurologic blockade. C. Prophylaxis Some evidence suggests that initiation of antitoxin prior to the onset of symptoms may prevent disease. Unfortunately, large amounts of the antitoxin are not available.

NUCLEAR, BIOLOGIC, & CHEMICAL AGENTS; WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Table 3–2. Levels of Protection Required During Patient Care Activities. Protection Level Required Equipment Standard precautions Universal precautions; hand washing; protective gloves; gown, mask, eye protection, if splash risk exists Droplet precautions Same as standard precautions, except add surgical or Hepa filter mask Airborne precautions Same as standard precautions, except add negative pressure room, strict isolation; Hepa filter mask required 2.

Many of these complications are treated with vaccinia immune globulin. Data indicate that vaccination within 4 days of smallpox exposure may lessen subsequent illness. Cidofovir has also displayed some efficacy in preventing smallpox infection if given within 48 hours. However, cidofovir is not more effective than the vaccine and is associated with significant renal toxicity. 4/16/11 2:01:18 PM NUCLEAR, BIOLOGIC, & CHEMICAL AGENTS; WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Infection Control Smallpox is highly infectious.

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