CURRENT Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, Seventh by C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

By C. Keith Stone, Roger Humphries

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An easy-to-use consultant to the analysis, therapy, and managemenet of the complete diversity of medical stipulations noticeable in emergency medicine

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This up to date variation within the depended on present sequence is effective to someone working towards in an emergency division or acute-care surroundings. It emphasizes speedy administration of existence threatening difficulties, then covers the evaluate and remedy of particular disorders.

Authoritative, easy-access insurance for Emergency division clinicians who wishes solutions NOW

  • Priority-based and problem-oriented association encompasses all elements of emergency medication, together with universal emergencies, trauma, neonatal and pediatric emergencies
  • Extensive at-a-glance algorithms facilitate speedy administration and diagnosis
  • Comprehensive tables of gear commonplace within the ED
  • NEW chapters on beside ultrasound, procedural sedation, and pandemic flu
  • MORE radiologic pictures throughout
  • ALL chapters up to date with the most recent developments

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Infection Control Pneumonic plague can be spread from person to person by aerosol droplets. Use droplet precautions, and either the patient or the caregivers should wear masks (see Table 3–2). Once the patient has received 48 hours of antibiotics and has improved clinically, standard precautions may be used. 3. Tularemia Francisella tularensis is a nonmotile, aerobic, gram-negative coccobacillus. Two strains of tularemia are known to exist. F. tularensis biovar tularensis is considered highly virulent, whereas F.

B. Laboratory and X-Ray Findings A number of nonspecific laboratory abnormalities may be seen, including leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, proteinuria, hematuria, and elevated liver enzymes. Definitive diagnosis is possible with various rapid enzyme immunoassays and with viral culture. Treatment and Prophylaxis A. Specific Therapy Ribavirin is a nucleoside analog that has been shown to improve mortality in some forms of hemorrhagic fever. Dosing is as follows: 30 mg/kg IV as an initial dose, followed by 16 mg/kg IV every 6 hours for 4 days, and then 8 mg/kg IV every 8 hours for 6 days.

Levels of Protection Required During Patient Care Activities. Protection Level Required Equipment Standard precautions Universal precautions; hand washing; protective gloves; gown, mask, eye protection, if splash risk exists Droplet precautions Same as standard precautions, except add surgical or Hepa filter mask Airborne precautions Same as standard precautions, except add negative pressure room, strict isolation; Hepa filter mask required 2. Plague Yersinia pestis is a nonmotile, gram-negative bacillus.

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