by Jon L. Jenkins (Editor), G. Richard Braen (Editor)
Thoroughly updated for its Fifth Edition, this best-selling Spiral® Manual is the most user-friendly quick reference available in emergency medicine. In an easy-to-scan outline format with key terms boldfaced, the book offers practical guidance for diagnosis and management of all types of emergencies. Lists of possible causes of symptoms lead readers rapidly to appropriate information. Chapters are organized by body system and extensively cross-referenced to make material easy to locate. This edition includes new guidelines for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and new information on disaster medicine and terrorism preparedness, thrombolytic therapy for stroke and heart attack, and alternative therapies.