- Year: 2013
- Page Number: 256
- File Type: PDF
- File Size: 6.02 MB
- Authors/ Editiors: John F. O’Brien
This new volume in the established and well-respected series of Self-Assessment Color Reviews covers all aspects of adult emergency medicine. Some 250 cases are presented randomly to reflect real-life practice.
Each case consists of one or more questions, illustrated by stimulating visual material including clinical photographs, imaging and electrocardiograms. Answers and full discussion then follow covering differential and definitive diagnoses, management and subtle insights to provide optimal care and prevent complications.
The book appeals to a wide readership, ranging from trainees to practitioners in emergency medicine or primary care, for examination revision and continuing education.
“This is a good text for anyone with an interest in emergency medicine. It provides the reader with a different way to further his/her knowledge and test his/her ability to make spot diagnoses and construct management plans. … would be an interesting addition to any emergency medic’s library.”
You are presented with a case vignette and a photo/xray/ECG and then simply turn the page to see the answer. A great review of 250 different cases. Lots of stuff is classic knowledge great for clinical use and the boards and there are certainly a few zebras thrown in for good measure. I think this would be an excellent, easy to read text for starting the intern year. The pictures are all high quality with very few exceptions (cases 82, 140, 206a).
I do wish that ECGs were given more real estate on the page. In the current version most images are around 4x5cm. I found these somewhat difficult to read. It would be nice to occasionally have summary tables / bullet points at the end of an important vignette, but then again, that is likely personal preference as tables are the way I learn best.
In all, I am happy with my purchase. Educational materials are only useful if you can get a resident or medical student to pick them up and read them. A book like this makes it easy. Picking it up and reading 5 cases a day is an achievable goal that anyone can accomplish. I think this book would be great for family medicine residents also.
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