"This featherweight volume packs a heavyweight punch.
It's a how-to guide to emergency general medical practice, which omits no important subject - the most practical book ever for general practitioners...the ideal book to keep by your side when on call." Update, 1997 Here is the fully revised fourth edition of this unique book that provides general practitioners with an easy-to-read, easy-to-use guide to the management of the vast majority of emergencies.
The first contact a GP has with an emergency case is almost always a telephone call, and the advice given here by the doctor is of paramount importance in the subsequent management of the case.
A unique feature of the book is that each topic begins with advice on how to handle the initial telephone call.
Each presenting problem is then approached logically with concise notes on assessment, advice and management necessary when the patient is seen.
The emphasis is on practical primary care, with discussion of differential diagnosis taken as far as is needed to decide the best immediate course of action.
Tables are used liberally to summarise useful information.For each emergency, the ultimate advice and strategy is emphasised within heavy horizontal lines.
Emergencies in General Practice is an indispensable book for the practising GP, whether in the practice, on call, or working for the co-op or deputising service.
It is also a valuable teaching text for GP registrars.