Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine, 2nd Edition

Signs and Symptoms in Emergency Medicine

2nd Edition

By Mark A. Davis, MD, MS, Director, Institute for International Emergency Medicine and Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; and Scott R. Votey, MD, Assiatant Dean for Medical Education; Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


1. Abdominal Pain

2. Agitation and Psychosis

3. AIDS

4. The Alcoholic Patient

5. Back Pain, Lower

6. Back Pain, Upper

7. Biological Terrorism

8. Bleeding

9. Chemical Terrorism

10. Chest Pain

11. Dizziness (Vertigo)

12. Ear Pain

13. Envenomations

14. Extremity Pain and Numbness

15. Eye Pain and Redness

16. Fever (Elevated Temperature)

17. Fever in Children Under 2 Years of Age

18. Fractures Not to Miss

19. Headache

20. Heat Illness, Hypothermia, and Submersion Injury

21. Hypotension

22. The Irritable Child and Vomiting

23. Jaundice

24. Joint Pain

25. Limping Child/Child Won?t Walk

26. Mental Status Change and Coma

27. Neck Pain and Stiffness

28. Organ Transplantation

29. Palpitations and Tachycardia

30. Radiation Terrorism

31. Rash

32. Scrotal Pain

33. Seizure, Adult

34. Seizure, Pediatric

35. Shortness of Breath

36. Sore Throat

37. Syncope and Near-Syncope

38. Toxic Ingestion, Approach to

39. Trauma and Burns, Approach to

40. Vaginal Bleeding

41. Vision, Change in

42. Weakness and Fatigue

Appendixes

A. World Wide Web Resources and Decision Support

B. Emergency Drug Treatments

C. Pediatric Emergency References and Defibrillation and Cardioversion

Code Blue ?Unstable?/?Stable? Reference Card