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Description - Emergency Sedation and Pain Management by John H. Burton

Procedural sedation and analgesia represents one of the great advances in the maturation of emergency medicine as a discrete speciality within medicine. Once the exclusive domain of the anesthesiologist, sedation and pain management procedures are now a routine part of all emergency department practices. Emergency Sedation and Pain Management is a comprehensive medical text addressing emergency sedation and analgesia with specific emphasis on treatment of the emergency department patient. The easily accessible, clinically oriented format allows the reader fast and efficient access to the key points in each chapter. The text presents a clinical approach to the treatment of pain in emergency patients, including pediatric and adult populations. Analgesia, sedation, and anesthetic techniques are presented in an informative, authoritative, and concise format - written and edited by physicians with extensive research as well as clinical emergency medicine expertise. The chapters are richly supplemented with tables, photographs, and step-by-step illustrations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521870863
ISBN-10: 0521870860
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 215mm x 19mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John H. Burton

John Burton, M.D., has been the Residency Program Director in Emergency Medicine and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, since 2006. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Burton was the Medical Director for Maine Emergency Medical Services and, from 1995 to 2006, he worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He was the founding Research Director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maine Medical Center. Dr Burton's areas of research interest are procedural sedation and analgesia, emergency medical services, and management of cardiovascular emergencies. He has published extensively in the emergency medicine literature on these and related topics. He has received awards and peer recognition throughout his academic career noting a commitment to the specialty of emergency medicine. Dr Burton completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992, and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency in Emergency Medicine in 1995.