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ER books worth my time

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by RobbingReality, May 29, 2008.

  1. RobbingReality

    RobbingReality Member 10+ Year Member

    What book(s) should I spend my time reading in preparation for my ER rotation?
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  3. Flopotomist

    Flopotomist I love the Chicago USPS 7+ Year Member

    May 22, 2005
  4. nymbarra

    nymbarra In flux 2+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    I think it helps to have a good book to read at home, as well as a pocketbook for when you are on shift. Tarascon has a good pocketbook that will fit into scrub pockets. For reading, maybe one that specifically targets students would be good. I don't think that you need to read Tintinalli or Rosen, unless you have access already and have the time.

    In addition, some institutions will have a reading packet for students. UCLA has a good one.

    Haven't read the PIMP Protector (there goes honoring the SDN rotation...), but concise presentations--with pertinent positives and negatives--are key in EM. Also make sure you have a good top 3 list of differentials and that you're able to discuss them.

    Good luck and PM if you have questions.
  5. bartleby

    bartleby Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Emergency Medicine Secrets is concise enough that you will actually be able to read it in time for a single rotation and covers a lot of the high points. Even the Tintinalli Pocket book is too dense to be readable.
  6. DrQuinn

    DrQuinn My name is Neo Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 6, 2000
    Nice plugs...

    When I was a medical student way back in the the stone ages before google, I used to read "First Aid for Emergency Medicine." I found it had just enough info for me to grasp what was going on. Plus it was a good review for Step 2.

    Of course, PIMP Protector wasn't even thought about at the time, but that would be a great book! :)

  7. cabruen

    cabruen 7+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    Minneapolis, MN
  8. Universe_Explorer

    Universe_Explorer Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    City Beautiful
    I highly recommend Case Files Emergency Medicine and the use of the EMRA pocket guide and/or Tarascon's Pocket EM. Also, an EKG book (I like Garcia's "Introduction to 12-lead ECG, the art of interpretation") helps a lot.

    I used the Case Files series for pretty much every clinical rotation and found them to be an easy-to-read solution to "reading about your patients" after a long shift.
  9. Dunce

    Dunce Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 15, 2006
    any other suggestions for a surgery intern rotating through the ER for a month?
  10. SoCuteMD

    SoCuteMD 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    No more rounding!
    I hear that people like the NMS book (there are two, and I believe the smaller of the two is the favorite). I bought Tintinalli: Just the Facts. I know it's long, but I read fairly quickly.
  11. deuist

    deuist Stealthfully Sarcastic Physician Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    I've heard good things about An Introduction to Clinical Emergency Medicine (ISBN: 0521542596 ). I've read the first 100 or so pages and have to say that it's really good.
  12. sleepymed

    sleepymed The white Hard24Get 7+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2005
    hmm...i believe i gave a certain someone advice about this book... in fact i think that same certain someone may have a copy of that book with my name on it...

    i agree... i like it a lot, it's perfect for a medical student; although i feel like it might be a little too simplistic for residency; still a good read, I managed to get through almost all of it i believe
  13. SoCuteMD

    SoCuteMD 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    No more rounding!
    Who could that be:confused:

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