Table of Contents

I. DECISION MAKING IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1. Decision Making in Emergency Medicine 2. Management of Cardiac Arrest and Principles of Resuscitation 3. Airway Management.
Rescue Airway Devices 4. Shock 5. Emergency Ultrasound 6. Geriatric Emergency Medicine 7. Safety in Emergency Medicine 8. How to Critically Review Emergency Medicine Literature 9. Evidence-Based Rational Use of Diagnostic Imaging II. PRIMARY COMPLAINTS 10. Altered Mental Status and Coma 11. Fever 12. Chest Pain 13. Abdominal Pain 14. Nausea and Vomiting 15. Headache 16. Syncope, Vertigo and Dizziness 17. Seizures 18. Anaphylaxis 19. Low Back Pain III. NONTRAUMATIC ILLNESS 20. Nontraumatic Ocular Emergencies 21. Nontraumatic ENT Emergencies 22. Dental and Oral Surgical Emergencies IV. CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 23. Transient Ischemic Attack and Cerebrovascular Accident 24. Meningitis V. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 25. Breathing and Ventilation 26. Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Pneumonia 27. Venous Thromboembolism VI. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 28. Congestive Heart Failure and Acute Pulmonary Edema 29. Ischemic Heart Disease 30. Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators 31. Hypertension, Hypertensive Crisis, Aortic Dissection and Aortic Aneurysms 32. Pericarditis and Myocarditis VII. GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT 33. Esophagus and Stomach Disorders 34. Bowel Disorders 35. Liver and Biliary Tract Disease VIII. GENITOURINARY TRACT 36. Renal Colic and Scrotal Pain 37. Acute Urinary Retention 38. Urinary Tract Infection: Cystitis, Pyelonephritis and Prostatitis 39. Chronic Renal Failure and Dialysis IX. HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY 40. Hemostasis and Coagulopathies 41. Sickle Cell Disease 42. Oncologic Emergencies X. METABOLISM AND ENDOCRINOLOGY 43. Fluids and Electrolytes 44. Acid-Base Disorders 45. Diabetes Mellitus 46. Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders XI. INFECTIOUS DISEASE 47. Sepsis Syndromes 48. Soft-Tissue Infections 49. Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV Infection 50. Toxic Shock Syndrome 51. Tetanus, Botulism, and Food Poisoning 52. Mosquito and Tick-Borne Diseases of North America 53. Arthritis 54. Skin Diseases XII. ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCIES 55. Lightning and Electrical Injuries 56. Submersion Incidents 57. Hypothermia and Frostbite 58. Heat Illness 59. Altitude Illness and Dysbarisms XIII. NEONATAL AND CHILDHOOD DISORDERS 60. Evaluation of Fever in Children Younger Than Age Three 61. Seizures in Infancy and Childhood 62. Acute Respiratory Disorders in Children 63. Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders and Dehydration 64. Pediatric Infectious Diseases 65. Emergency Department Evaluation of Child Abuse 66. Procedural Sedation and Analgesia of the Pediatric Patient 67. Pediatric and Neonatal Resuscitation XIV. TOXICOLOGIC EMERGENCIES 68. General Approach to Poisonings 69. The Alcohols: Ethanol, Ethylene Glycol, Methanol and Isopropyl Alcohol 70. Antipyretic Poisoning 71. Bites and Stings 72. Smoke Inhalation 73. Common Drugs of Abuse 74. Cardiovascular Toxicology 75. One Pill Can Kill.
Pediatric Ingestions XV. GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS 76. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 77. Sexual Assault 78. Spontaneous Abortion, Ectopic Pregnancy, and Vaginal Bleeding 79. Third-Trimester Complications and Delivery XVI. TRAUMA 80. Multiple Trauma 81. Maxillofacial Trauma 82. Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma 83. Head Trauma 84. Traumatic Ophthalmologic Emergencies 85. Neck Trauma 86. Chest Trauma 87. Abdominal Trauma 88. Pelvic Fractures and Genitourinary Trauma 89. Trauma in Pregnancy 90. Pediatric Trauma 91. Musculoskeletal Trauma and Conditions of the Extremity 92. Hand Injuries and Infections 93. Burns 94. Wound Management XVII. BEHAVIORAL EMERGENCIES 95. Acute Psychosis 96. Depression and Suicide 97. Management of the Violent Patient 98. Intimate Partner Violence XVIII. EMERGENCY MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION AND RISK MANAGEMENT 99. Cost Containment and Risk Management in Emergency Medicine 100. EMTALA, JC, and HIPAA XIX. EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES SYSTEMS AND MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS 101. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Emergency Medicine Secrets, 5th Edition, by Drs. Vincent J. Markovchick, Peter T. Pons, and Katherine M. Bakes, gives you the emergency medicine answers you need to succeed on your rotations and boards. Featuring new chapters and revised content to bring you completely up to date, this dependable review and reference retains its engaging question-and-answer format, ideally suited for board preparation, recertification exams, or quick clinical reference. Get the most return for your study time with the proven Secretsʼ format - concise, easy to read, and highly effective. Skim the "Top 100 Secrets" and "Key Points" boxes for a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success on the boards and in practice. Enjoy faster, easier review and master the top issues in emergency medicine with mnemonics, lists, quick-reference tables, and an informal tone that sets this review book apart from the rest. Carry it with you in your lab coat pocket for quick reference or review anytime, anywhere.