The Sarawak Handbook of Medical Emergencies is a comprehensive guide to the management of medical emergencies in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is intended for use by healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics, as well as students of medicine and nursing. The fourth edition of the handbook has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest evidence-based guidelines and best practices in the management of medical emergencies. It includes a wide range of topics, including cardiovascular emergencies, respiratory emergencies, neurological emergencies, trauma, poisonings, and more.
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Here is a partial table of contents for the Sarawak Handbook of Medical Emergencies:
Cardiovascular emergencies: Cardiovascular emergencies refer to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, such as heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain.
Respiratory emergencies: Respiratory emergencies refer to conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as asthma attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Neurological emergencies: Neurological emergencies refer to conditions that affect the nervous system, such as seizures, head injuries, and stroke.
Gastrointestinal emergencies: Gastrointestinal emergencies refer to conditions that affect the digestive system, such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Renal and genitourinary emergencies: Renal and genitourinary emergencies refer to conditions that affect the kidneys and urinary systems, such as kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
Endocrine emergencies: Endocrine emergencies refer to conditions that affect the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid storm, and adrenal crisis.
Hematological emergencies: Hematological emergencies refer to conditions that affect the blood and blood-forming tissues, such as anemia, bleeding disorders, and blood clots.
Infectious disease emergencies: Infectious disease emergencies refer to conditions caused by infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Environmental emergencies: Environmental emergencies refer to conditions caused by exposure to environmental factors, such as extreme temperatures, radiation, and toxic substances.
Poisonings: Poisonings refer to the accidental or intentional ingestion of toxic substances.
Trauma: Trauma refers to injuries caused by physical force, such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, and assaults.
Burns: Burns refers to injuries caused by heat, cold, electricity, or chemicals.
Dermatological emergencies: Dermatological emergencies refer to conditions that affect the skin, such as allergic reactions, infections, and rashes.
Ophthalmological emergencies: Ophthalmological emergencies refer to conditions that affect the eyes, such as eye injuries, infections, and foreign bodies.
Orthopedic emergencies: Orthopedic emergencies refer to conditions that affect the bones and joints, such as fractures, dislocations, and sprains.
Gynecological emergencies: Gynecological emergencies refer to conditions that affect the female reproductive system, such as ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
Pregnancy-related emergencies: Pregnancy-related emergencies refer to conditions that occur during pregnancy, such as preterm labor, placental abruption, and fetal distress.
Each section of the handbook includes a detailed description of the signs and symptoms, assessment and diagnosis, and management of the specific medical emergency. It also includes algorithms, tables, and figures to help guide the reader through the management of the emergency.
Overall, the Sarawak Handbook of Medical Emergencies is an essential resource for anyone working in the field of emergency medicine in Sarawak and will be a valuable tool in the management of medical emergencies.