Pocket Emergency Medicine (Pocket Notebook Series) Second Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1605477312
ISBN-10: 1605477311
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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Notebook Series
  • Ring-bound: 288 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Second edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605477311
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605477312
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By medstudent1986 on March 4, 2011
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This guide (Pocket Emergency Medicine 2nd edition) does not include as many references as the famous Pocket Medicine 4th edition, but as a fourth-year medical student interested in pursuing a career in academic emergency medicine, I'm impressed by its breadth and detail. It describes workups and differential diagnoses by presenting complaint, but each condition is indexed, so if you have a patient with a specific disease process (von Willebrand's Disease or nephrolithiasis, for example), you can find the disease in the index and then see the specific workup, management, and suggested disposition for that patient. Describes ED-specific management (eg., what to do in the initial hour of presentation) more than longitudinal management (Pocket Medicine is better for longitudinal management). Covers a huge number of complaints/conditions (it's slightly thicker than Pocket Medicine 4th edition) and contains a short section about various procedures (paracentesis, tube thoracostomy, central line placement, I&D, etc.) that are helpful refreshers. There are many citations, but more would be appreciated.

To clarify Pocket Medicine vs. Pocket Emergency Medicine, Pocket Medicine is not as easy to use in the ER because it's divided by diagnosis rather than by presenting symptoms. Many patients are undifferentiated in the ER, so it's more important to know how to work them up, and Pocket Emergency Medicine is much easier to use for undifferentiated patients because it's organized by symptoms rather than diagnoses.

Overall, not quite as polished as Pocket Medicine 4th edition (there are a few typos and abbreviations that aren't defined), but better than Pocket Medicine for the emergency department workup and management of patients.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jean on December 7, 2010
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I was so excited and looking forward to my Pocket Emergency Medicine 2011 2nd edition. I own the Pocket Medicine 4th Ed, the green one, and it is pure gold. I was excpecting a similar quality from this one, being from the same series and all. When i got it i saw so much blank space in the pages, so little information, and SO LITTLE REFERENCING... Not worth it. I am deeply disappointed. I am referring to the 2010-2011 version, 2ed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Staceyvb7 on July 12, 2011
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This book came in handy for my Emergency Medicine Rotation for physician assistant school. Although it has a lot of information it's better used as a reference to come up with a DDx and Treatment plan after seeing a patient. The book size fit perfectly in my lab coat pocket. I definately recommend for any PA/NP/Med student.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amanda McGrath on March 12, 2011
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I am an ER Physician Asst and LOVE this pocket reference. It is well organized by system, has s/sx, diagnostic options, and best treatment options (including dosages). It is the best for ER; and I prefer it over the Internal Med addition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr Jeff on May 30, 2011
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I use this as a CC and DD reference. Then after about 2 seconds of quickly looking at this book to confirm my knowledge I go to my computer resource to confim the more in depth testing and treatment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matilde Cilley on April 24, 2011
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Great book, as all the Pocket Medicine series (I have Internal and Pediatrics).
It gives you instant access to all the critical concepts.
I would say it has excessive abbreviations, and a glossary would be ok to add, as the internal medicine one has.
Good choice to carry on with you while doing clerkships.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jrf on October 28, 2011
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I am a big fan of Pocket Medicine and was disappointed by this book. There is a big lack of references and it is badly out of date. I prefer 5 Minute Clinical Consult on the iphone to this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria Tung on August 29, 2012
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Amazon just sent me my second brand-new copy of this book, and information on pulmonary embolism is missing in both, so it must be missing in the second edition of all of the copies of the second edition. The index listing in the back of this book says the information can be found on page 11-13, and chapter 11 ends on age 11-10. This is unacceptable, and LWW's customer service at 800-638-3030 states that no one has mentioned this problem and they don't know what to do about it. Anyway, if you have the second edition of this book, I dare you to find any information on pulmonary embolism. If you do, tell me what page it's on. Thank you in advance. So far, Emergency Medicine Secrets has been pretty good for my emergency medicine rotation, so I'm sticking with that for now.
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