Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth Edition

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Colin Robertson, Michael Clancy

Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth Edition

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Colin Robertson, Michael Clancy






21 Feb 2012




Oxford Medical Handbooks

$75.95 AUD

$87.99 NZD

Add To Cart


Fully revised and updated, the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine is the definitive, best-selling guide for all of the common conditions that present to the emergency department. Whether working in emergency medicine, or just want to be prepared, this book is the essential guide.

Following the latest clinical guidelines and evidence, written and reviewed by experts, this handbook will ensure the reader is up to date and has the confidence to deal with all emergency presentations, practices and procedures. In line with the latest developments in the field, such as infection control, DNR orders, advanced directives, and learning disability, the book also includes new sections specifically outlining patient advice and information, as well as new and revised vital information on paediatrics and psychiatry.


1: General approach
2: Life-threatening emergencies
3: Medicine
4: Poisoning
5: Infectious disease
6: Environmental emergencies
7: Analgesia and anaesthesia
8: Major trauma
9: Wounds, fractures, orthopaedics
10: Surgery
11: Ophthalmology
12: Ear, nose, and throat
13: Obstetrics and gynaecology
14: Psychiatry
15: Paediatric emergencies


Jonathan P. Wyatt , Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Forensic Physician, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, UK

Robin N. Illingworth , Consultant in Emergency Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Colin A. Graham , Professor, Emergency Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Kerstin Hogg , Lecturer in Emergency Medicine, University of Manchester, UK

Consulting editor Colin Robertson , Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, UK

Consulting editor Michael Clancy , Professor of Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK


`Review from previous edition Review from previous edition Having recently purchased the new Oxford Handbook of Accident and Emergency Medicine, I would like to say that it is an excellent update. As a Specialist Registrar . . . I am involved in training all new A&E doctors and will recommend this book highly.' Dr Reshad Khodabocus, St James's Hospital, Leeds, July 2005

`The 1st edition (published 1999) has become the "Bible" of Emergency care for many practitioners working in this field - Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics etc... I used it throughout my Specialist Registrar training as both an "on the spot" diagnostic tool but also as a reference aid for my FRCS and FFAEM. There's a lot more in it than you think! The second edition has built on and consolidated all that was good in the 1st edition but added some new sections and expanded others. It includes up to date information and references... I would not only recommend but also INSIST that all practitioners... in emergency care read and used this handbook. It would also be useful to Doctors in almost all specialties including General Practice, General Surgery and General Medicine.' Medical Defence Union

`...an essential book of reference...[and] an indispensable tool and survival guide to anyone working within emergency medicine...[it should be] accessible and in easy reach of all staff working within the emergency department.' Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal

`...this book is a must-have for anyone wanting to become the next doctor to ride in the shiny red HEMS helicopter on his/her way to an emergency...Stimulating reading for anyone interested in emergency medicine.' MAD (Barts and the London Med Student Journal)