“Minor Emergencies follows a simple format in the form of a brief introduction to a topic, bulleted points on things the physician should do (and things the physician should not do), and a concluding evidence-based discussion. Most chapters are brief and heavily illustrated with helpful figures. One of the best features of this book is the associated videos that can be accessed using a Quick Response scanner from a mobile device. A list at the beginning of the book contains all the video Quick Response codes in order, and a quick mobile device scan brings up a 2-3 minute video of specific techniques or procedures. These can be easily accessed on a clinical shift just before starting a procedure.
There are multiple techniques, photographs, and videos in each chapter to ensure that the practitioner will find something that works. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on removal of fishhooks because it contains several videos to illustrate the appropriate techniques.
Overall, Minor Emergencies makes a fantastic companion for any emergency department shift. It will offer something for even the most experienced physician and is a great resource for medical students or residents just starting their career in emergency medicine.”
-Peter Moffett, MD, Annals of Emergency Medicine, July 2013
“Distills literally decades of experience by the author into concisely written guides to almost two hundred minor complaints.” – Journal of Emergency Medicine, review of the first edition
“This is an excellent resource to have in an office, urgent care setting, or emergency department. There are few other books that simplify the approach to these minor emergencies and provide short, to-the-point instructional guidance. Shortening the title to Minor Emergencies also conveys better what the book covers. Overall, it will help readers remember the steps to take with the plethora of minor emergencies they see on a regular basis and refresh their memory about treatment of minor emergencies they don’t often see.”- Russell Stroud, MSN, BSN, ACNP-BC (University of Arkansas) 3 star Doody rating!
I am a new grad that recently started working as a PA in the emergency department fast track/ambulatory section. I found this resource as an extremely valuable tool when helping me with the additional details and key points I should not and better not miss. Each illness/injury starts with the presentation of that specific condition followed by a “what to do” section (items to rule out/symptoms to look for/keep points of the exam not to miss). Each item also has a “what not to do” list of procedures/medications/etc that should not be done with that pertaining illness/injury. It even describes how to perform minor procedures if you’ve never done them. It is a large, thick book but definitely a handy reference that sits by me on the desk. I highly recommend this resource as an additional tool to help you on your way, especially as a new grad!!! You won’t regret it!! Definitely worth the money!!!
Very useful for things seen in urgent care and family practice that you don’t always get taught how to deal with.
There were a few major categories I thought should have been included in an emergency book, such as ASTHMA!!?? I would find this book in a store, look at, then determine whether or not I wanted to pay $70 for it.
The title is a bit misleading, I wouldn’t call all of these “emergencies” minor or otherwise but this is a super compendium of all sorts of very common problems in primary care approached with a no-nonsense practicality. Excellent format, art work, high quality paper and binding. This may be a “must have” for the primary care library.
Excellent book for urgent care. The book covers about 80-90% of what you will see in an average urgent care center.The chapters are short, concise and easy to read.
The authors are clear and concise regarding diagnosis and treatment. Organized and easy to find what you want. Great for the clinical setting, though I a currently studying through it page by page at home. I am a recent graduate. Although his references are sometimes outdated, the material matches current resources (such as “uptodate”). Book offers free access to videos showing procedures. The videos were helpful but poor quality (camera unsteady, which made me nauseated). I would recommend this book to beginner emergency professionals.
New to Urgent Care after years as FP – great review, procedures nicely done – easy to follow. Nearly any problem likely to be encountered is included with a clinicial synopsis and very specific recommendations for treatment (dosing, alternatives etc) and references. Will keep with me at all times!
Product Details :
- Paperback: 848 pages
- Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (July 5, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0323079091
- ISBN-13: 978-0323079099
- Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches