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Emergency medicine 

Emergency medicine
Emergency medicine
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties (10 edn)

Andrew Baldwin

, Nina Hjelde

, Charlotte Goumalatsou

, and Gil Myers


This chapter explores emergency medicine, including appropriate and inappropriate use of emergency departments (EDs), as well as burns, drowning, electric shock injuries, high altitude medicine, wound management, bites, stings, and foreign bodies, major trauma, the Glasgow Coma Score, trauma networks, choking, advanced trauma life support, shock in the trauma patient, road traffic accidents, chest injury, blast injuries, head injury, abdominal injury, radiology in trauma, pelvic injury, and trauma in pregnancy.

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