Practical Emergency Medicine (Problem Solving in the ED)
Practical Emergency Medicine (Problem Solving in the ED) is a guide intended for junior doctors who are working in the Emergency Department.
The style is informal and scenario based. The questions and dilemmas are exactly the sort of things that you will be expected to know as soon as you set foot in the Emergency Department.
This practical book presents the basic knowledge that someone who has worked in emergency medicine takes for granted.

The scenarios are practical and represent the sort of problems that you can expect to be confronted with when you work in the Emergency Department.
Emergency medicine is a highly stressful environment.

Many decisions need to be made, and they need to be made quickly. There is little margin for error.

This book will help prepare junior staff, will ensure that they present well, that they  feel more confident and it will help them to make fewer errors.

About the authors:
Julia Fisher MBBS FACEM 
Julia is a Consultant Emergency Physician currently working at The Epworth Hospital in Victoria, Australia.
A Fellow of The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine since 2006 and is an enthusiastic teacher in the Emergency Department.

Nick is currently a consultant at the Geelong Hospital Intensive Care Department. Nick previously trained at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. He has employed his ED skills as an medical officer on several expeditions to Antarctica and the sub-antarctic islands.

“Practical Emergency Medicine” by Julia Fisher & Nick Simpson

In this era of increasing subspecialisation, the practice of emergency medicine in the modern era remains wholeheartedly generalist. While intimidating for many, this ability to assess and treat patients from a broader perspective is essential for the safe and effective management of the “unfiltered” patient who presents to the emergency department.

By the same token, many junior doctors find their time in emergency medicine both exhilarating and intimidating. Some say it is the closest they get to being a “real doctor” in their prevocational years! The combination of immediacy, demand and drama leave lasting impressions on most doctors, irrespective of the medicine they practice at senior level.

A book has been recently published with the aim of making it easier for junior doctors as they commence their terms in an emergency department. Written by two Australian emergency physicians, “Practical Emergency Medicine” seeks to give its readers a head start along the path towards a successful and satisfying term in the “ED”.

The subtitle for this book is “Problem solving in the Emergency Department”, an apt description of its teaching style. While not attempting to be a comprehensive syllabus for emergency medicine, it identifies many of the common scenarios and pitfalls that are encountered by clinicians, in a concise and effective format.
To emphasise its practical nature, each section has clinical radiology and pathology to illustrate scenarios and assist in decision-making. The mini tutorial format is intended to emulate the bedside teaching style we are all familiar with.
This is a book worth recommending not just to medical students and junior doctors, but to any clinician who provides emergency care.
While “Practical Emergency Medicine” is not a substitute for real-time supervision and support by senior staff in emergency medicine, it goes a long way towards helping junior doctors achieve their goal – to rapidly become a respected, safe and valuable member of the team.

Dr Stephen Parnis is a Consultant Emergency Physician and Vice President of AMA Victoria.


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