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Manual of Emergency Medicine by Dr. G. Richard Braen MD

By Dr. G. Richard Braen MD

Part of the best-selling Lippincott® guide sequence, Manual of Emergency drugs, 6th Edition is the main undemanding quick-reference to be had in emergency drugs today. 

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Designed for swift reference within the emergency division, this guide prepares readers for the main as a rule encountered illnesses, problems, and worrying accidents with the fundamental and useful details wanted for fast prognosis and potent management.

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Airway procedures. Basic airway control also reassures the clinical team and brings order to the chaos of early resuscitation. Failure to do so invites worsening hypoxemia, hypercarbia, aspiration, raised intracranial pressure, and cervical spine injury, and negates the benefits gained by early intubation. • Breathe for the patient using a bag-valve–mask device. Mask designs using balloon or “jellyfish” design allow adequate sealing around the face and mouth with minimal operator effort, despite facial hair or an edentulous patient.

Blood should be administered through macropore (160-mm) filters and, if possible, should be warmed before or during transfusion; warming is often impractical, however, because of the urgency of transfusion. Pressors have no role in the routine management of hemorrhagic shock; aggressive reexpansion of intravascular volume with crystalloid and/or blood remains the mainstay of initial treatment. Similarly, colloid solutions, including albumin, dextran, hetastarch, fresh frozen plasma, and plasma protein fraction (Plasmanate, Plasmatein), offer no particular advantage over normal saline or Ringer lactate in the initial management of the shock/trauma patient.

Indd 16 2/23/2011 10:45:13 AM Chapter 1 • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 17 Figure 1-6. Pediatric tachycardia. (From Kleinman ME, et al. Part 14: Pediatric Advanced Life Support. 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. indd 17 2/23/2011 10:45:14 AM 2 Rapid Sequence Intubation Optimal airway management may require rapid sequence intubation (RSI) using paralytic agents. The goal of this procedure is orotracheal intubation achieved by optimizing conditions for intubation and minimization of complications.

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