Each book in this series serves as a quick reference and practical guide to emergencies occurring in clinical practice. Aimed at front-line junior doctors, trainees, and nurses who need rapid information in a compact, easily accessible format, the books will also appeal to any health care professional who requires access to easy-to-follow guidelines.
The style is concise, mostly in bullet-point style, allowing quick reading and enabling a light, pocket-sized book for portability. The books take a problem-based approach to managing situations, including a guide to making a diagnosis. Where possible, they cover one topic per one to three pages and use icons to indicate the degree of urgency that the patient should be seen. Algorithms are used extensively as guidelines for management.