1 ABCDE: Assessment and treatment of the acutely Ill patient 1
2 Management of tachypnoea 13
3 Management of bradycardia 17
4 Management of sinus tachycardia 25
5 Management of other tachycardias 27
6 Management of oliguria 37
7 Management of pyrexia 41
8 Management of anaphylaxis 47
9 Management of acute asthma 55
10 Management of hypovolaemia 61
11 Management of sepsis 67
12 Management of acute stroke 73
13 Management of chest pain 79
14 Management of abdominal pain 85
15 Management of acute ischaemic leg 91
16 Management of acute kidney injury 99
17 Management of the unconscious patient 105
18 Management of upper gastrointestinal bleed 113
19 Management of diabetic ketoacidosis 121
20 Management of hypoglycaemia 127
21 Management of severe headache 131
22 Management of acute liver failure 141
23 Management of self-harm and poisoning 147
24 Management of trauma 159
25 In-hospital resuscitation 167
Medical students encounter many challenges on their path to success, from managing their time, applying theory to practice, and passing exams. The Medical Student Survival Skills series helps medical students navigate core subjects of the curriculum, providing accessible, short reference guides for OSCE preparation and hospital placements. These guides are the perfect tool for achieving clinical success.
Medical Student Survival Skills: The Acutely Ill Patient is a concise and portable reference on the management of patients in acute care settings. Managing acutely ill patients can be challenging for many medical students, where quick and decisive decision-making is crucial. This important resource covers the management of numerous acute care conditions, such as tachypnoea, acute stroke, ketoacidosis, anaphylaxis and acute liver failure. With OCSE key learning points, figures and illustrations, The Acutely Ill Patient is the key to success in emergency and surgical rotations and OCSE exams.
• Philip Jevon is Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Medical School and Academy Manager/Tutor, Walsall Teaching Academy, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
• Konnur Ramkumar is Consultant Anaesthetist, Senior Academy Tutor, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK.
• Emma Jenkinson is Consultant, Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, New Cross Hospital, West Midlands, UK.