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ER books?

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by nofear, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. nofear

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    please advise me on what good ER books are out there..i was interested in a text but also to carry something in the ER with me....thank you
     
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  3. nofear

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    anyone?
     
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    the major texts that are used in Emergency Medicine are: Tintinalli's, Rosen's and Harwood-Nuss.

    there are several good carry with you type of books. I think a lot of people like Baby Tintinalli's. It can be a bit bulky in a white coat, but doable. Another great pocket reference is EMRA's top clinical problems book.

    Just the Facts for emergency medicine is also a great book and easy read, but not pocket sized.

    later
     
  5. nofear

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    hey thanks bro i do appreciate the help
     
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    tintanelli's can be had for about 100 bucks on amazon marketplace... rosen is a 300 dollar book. that being said, i know my residency program uses rosen's to read through, so eventually i'll have to fork over that money, but if you're a student or a TY/PGY-1 intern and on a limited budget, i dont see how you can do better then tintanelli for 100 bucks.
     
  7. nofear

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    Thanks...so is tintanellis easier to read or just chepaer than rosens..and is the baby tintanelli or the actuall text book? thanks again



     
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    Do you want a text or a pocket reference, because the uses of the two of them are completely different. If you're going into EM and definitely want a printed text, I'd go with Rosen's.

    In my opinion, the best emergency medicine ready reference isn't even in a book forum... it's PEPID for Palm or Pocket PC PDAs. It has more useful clinical info, its own built-in drug database (think epocrates on 'roids), and every medical calculator you'll ever need. I won't leave home without it.

     
  9. leviathan

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    Which Emergency room? You'd probably need quite different books depending on whether you were in the ENT room or the pelvic room. ;)
     
  10. nofear

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    Well i am going to be a fourth year and i am going to apply for ER residency so i wanted something to read...i guess i understand from the above that most people either prefer tintinlli or rosen........for pda pepid....and i am assuming for type of everyday reading would be baby tintinllis....



     
  11. totalbodypain

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    What Leviathan is refering to is your terminology. Emergency Room or ER implies a location, while Emergency Medicine or EM is the specialty. Seems like picking hairs except it is a pet peeve amoung many EM specialists. :rolleyes: As far as books Im partial to any with realy big pictures and as little text as possible. Hooked on Phonics for me!
     
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    For Christmas I'm asking for Emergency Medicine: Just the Facts by John Ma.

    My advisor recommended it to me, and I didn't want to get one of the Biggies (and I suggest that you hold off as well) such as Rosen's or Tintenallis since they are expensive, and most residency programs will give them to you during residency for free.

    If you are applying next year, join AAEM and get the AAEM's "Rules of the Road" for medical students for free. Has tons of great info about the speciality, applying, 3rd year and 4th year courses etc.
     
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    That's true, but not what I was referring to. They're called emergency departments since the point when they were expanded to more than one room. I was just teasing though.
     
  14. totalbodypain

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    Oh for the love of...Oh forget it. I almost got carried away. You obviously havent seen our ER, um excuse me ED. My closet at home is larger.
     
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    Pocket Emergency Medicine is the way to go for quick, on-the-spot reference. Fits in my scrubs, high-yield review of differential, tests to order, pearls, etc. As for a comprehensive text, wait until residency, most programs will give you one of the biggies/an educational allowance.

    Hope this helps!
     
  16. leviathan

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    Yes, it would be unwise to get carried away from a tongue-in-cheek comment someone made who has absolutely no concern about whether it's called an ER or an ED.
     
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    dude, I was joking also.
     
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    but seriously, do you call it an ED if it doesnt have departmental status.
     
  19. tiene dolor?

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    Emergency Division?! :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    how do you afford it?
     
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    Bartlby is an attending. I doubt $$ is a huge concern.. esp $75 or so..
     
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    i have been using PEPID on my pda....with few exceptions i find it to be an excellent quick reference.....with a great - easy to use - drug interaction function (yeah to cipro and warfarin!!!)
     
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    also using the 'just the facts' book to study for inservice and am pleased with it.
     
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    pepid is excellent and really not that expensive in light of the volume of info and ease of use. It has a well integrated drug reference and all kinds of neat medical calculators. If you arent sure what is wrong with your patient, it also has a "Solve" button - you just enter all the info you have and push it, much like those texas instruments graphing calculators.
     
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    Current Essentials of EM - Stone & Humphries (Disease per page Dx & Tx) and PDA version of Tintinalli's.
    :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    i'm a book junky, so i've looked at a bunch of them,

    emergency medicine secrets is a good book to have,
    a little tangentially organized, but it does have good points in it,
    and it's been great for my fourth year med student reading
    i'd at least pick it up and browse through a few pages in the bookstore

    EM recall, not so good, i wonder about how valid some of the facts in there are

    I read EM Case Files series, also not that great... (the others are awesome for third year rotations)

    Just the Facts really doesn't add much, but it's barebones and good to just hit on the bottom-lines for each topic

    Rosen's is really long winded, but the most inclusive

    Tintanalli's is the standard

    no single text book will have every question you have for every topic...

    cheers!
     
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    Hi everyone.
    I am R1 resident in EM and I was understand from you that tintinalli and rosen the best but shall I need to read from them from first year or there is book easy than that big books
    Thanks.
     

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