By Jon L. Jenkins
Completely up to date for its 5th variation, this best-selling Spiral® handbook is the main uncomplicated fast reference to be had in emergency medication. In an easy-to-scan define structure with key phrases boldfaced, the e-book deals sensible assistance for prognosis and administration of all kinds of emergencies. Lists of attainable reasons of indicators lead readers swiftly to acceptable details. Chapters are geared up through physique method and largely cross-referenced to make fabric effortless to find. This variation contains new guidance for complex cardiac existence aid (ACLS) and new info on catastrophe drugs and terrorism preparedness, thrombolytic treatment for stroke and center assault, and substitute remedies.
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