Emergency Medicine, The Principles of Practice - Fulde

Emergency Medicine, 4th edition
The Principles of Practice

By Gordian W.O. Fulde, MBBS, FRACS, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (A&E) Ed, FACEM, Director, Emergency Medicine, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

ISBN 0729537471 · Paperback
Churchill Livingstone · Published August 2004

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Emergency Medicine: The Principles
of Practice, 4th edition
As an emergency registrar in my final year of training
it was with some trepidation I sat down to write this
review, particularly after having read the list of contributors
and realized that most, if not all my examiners
next year will be drawn from this list!
The first thing to note is that this edition is a marked
improvement on previous productions. I think that by
reducing the contributions by non-emergency physicians
it has evolved into a much more emergency orientated
and user friendly text.
Information is easy to locate and the chapters concise
and easy to read. The text is structured systematically
and provides a problem-based learning solution to
everyday emergency clinical scenarios.
I particularly appreciated the frequent inclusion of
information concerning the ‘pitfalls in clinical practice’
within the majority of the chapters. Unfortunately these
pearls of wisdom are often unobtrusive, not always
appearing under a specific sub-heading and so may be
lost to the skim reader.
As the title suggests, this is by no means an exhaustive
reference text nor do I think it was ever intended
to be. However the amount of information presented in
each chapter is certainly sufficient to guide safe and
thorough practice.
Overall I found this text to be a well designed, logical
and systematic quick reference guide which would be
most useful for junior and middle grade staff.
Ilan Josephs, MBBS, BSc
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Nedlands, WA, Australia

Fra Elsevier.com:Emergency Medicine 4th edition includes the latest advances and approaches in Emergency Medicine as well as incorporating extensive refinements of existing clinical management. Over sixty senior practising emergency clinicians and physicians have contributed on key areas such as resuscitation, CPR, heart attacks, trauma, paediatrics, airway management, pain relief, HIV, geriatric patients and overdose which have all been completely updated and rewritten. Providing concise information on diagnosis, investigations and treatment, Emergency Medicine 4th edition covers over 20 new topics and introduces 2 new chapters.


Internal Medicine Journal, 2004 “A welcome addition to the bookshelves. Great reference for emergency trainees, resident medical staff, general practitioners and other health professionals. This book is well laid out with lots of headings, lists and tables for ease of access. This is a handy compact text.”


Coverage of important controversies with evidence based recommendations.
Editor comments contained in relevant chapters to provide clinical tips and advice for practice.
2 new chapters on Bedside Ultrasound and Hand Injuries.
Increased coverage of topical issues such as deep vein thrombosis (economy class syndrome) and new street drugs.
New topics include: new sedation agents; modern ventilator use; anaphylaxis; back pain, caring for intravenous drug users; Ottawa ankle and knee rules; the critical ill patient and the medical emergency team (MET); dementia; psychiatric triage; the sick traveller; IT communicating with GP’s; risk management, safety and occupational health.
Improved practical rapid reference appendix.
Detailed glossary and index.


  1. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  2. Securing the airway and ventilation
  3. Resuscitation procedures
  4. Emergency department ultrasound
  5. Physiological monitoring in the Emergency Department
  6. The patient with chest pain, dyspnoea or haemoptysis
  7. Coronary syndromes and myocardial infarction.
  8. Acute pulmonary oedema
  9. Pulmonary emboli and venous thromboses
  10. Shock
  11. Emergency treatment of hypertension
  12. Clinical electrocardiography and arrhythmia management,
  13. Respiratory emergencies: The acutely breathless patient
  14. Assessment and management of major trauma
  15. Neurosurgical emergencies
  16. Aortic aneurysms, dissections and acute limb ischaemia
  17. Musculoskeletal injuries and orthopaedic principles
  18. Head injuries
  19. Urological trauma and emergencies
  20. Burns
  21. Lacerations and minor ED surgery
  22. Analgesia and sedation in the emergency department
  23. Patient transport and retrieval
  24. Mass casualty, chemical, biological and radiological hazard contingencie
  25. The seriously ill patient: Tips and traps
  26. Neurological emergencies
  27. Gastrointestinal emergencies
  28. Overdose and poisoning
  29. Drowning
  30. Envenomation
  31. Electrical injuries
  32. Hypothermia and hyperthermia
  33. Childhood emergencies
  34. Geriatric care
  35. Emergency gynaecology
  36. Endocrine emergencies
  37. Metabolic disorders
  38. Ophthalmic emergencies
  39. Ear, nose and throat emergencies
  40. Dental emergencies
  41. Psychiatric presentations
  42. Dermatological emergencies
  43. Infectious diseases
  44. Patiens with HIV infection
  45. The cancer neutropenic patient:
  46. Emergency presentations of drugs and alcohol:
  47. Emergency department haematology:
  48. Diagnostic imaging in emergency patients
  49. The General Practitioner
  50. Medico-legal issues and assuring quality in emergency care

Emergency rapid reference