Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Emergency Medicine. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book “Riveting, heartbreaking, sometimes difficult, always inspiring.” — The New York Times Book Review As seen/heard on Fresh Air , The Daily Show with Trevor Noah , NBC Nightly News , MSNBC, Weekend Edition , and more An emergency room physician explores how a life of service to others taught her how to heal herself. Michele Harper is a female, African American emergency room physician in a profession that is overwhelmingly male and white. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia, when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman. In the ensuing years, as Harper learned to become an effective ER physician, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she came to understand that each of us is broken—physically, emotionally, psychically. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process. The Beauty in Breaking is the poignant true story of Harper’s journey toward self-healing. Each of the patients Harper writes about taught her something important about recuperation and recovery. How to let go of fear even when the future is murky: How to tell the truth when it’s simpler to overlook it. How to understand that compassion isn’t the same as justice. As she shines a light on the systemic disenfranchisement of the patients she treats as they struggle to maintain their health and dignity, Harper comes to understand the importance of allowing ourselves to make peace with the past as we draw support from the present. In this hopeful, moving, and beautiful book, she passes along the precious, necessary lessons that she has learned as a daughter, a woman, and a physician.

  • Author: Michele Harper
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books (June 29, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0525537397
  • Dimensions: 5.13 x 0.81 x 7.99 inches

                 

2. The Survival Medicine Handbook: THE essential guide for when medical help is NOT on the way


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

If you had to deal with an injury or illness in a disaster, would you know what to do? The Survival Medicine Handbook is a 670 page detailed guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere medical preparedness professionals from the top ten survival website www.doomandbloom.net. The expanded third edition of the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared to enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic short or long-term scenarios. The third (2016) edition of The Survival Medicine Handbook is not your standard first aid book: Unlike other so-called “survival” medical books, it assumes that a disaster, natural or man-made, has removed all access to hospitals or doctors for the foreseeable future; you, the average person, are now the highest medical resource left to your family. The Survival Medicine Handbook will give you the tools, in plain English, to competently handle injuries and illness for any situation that leaves you as the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. Here are just some of the over 150 topics (175 illustrations) covered: PRINCIPLES OF MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS-HISTORY OF PREPAREDNESS-USING ALL THE TOOLS IN THE WOODSHED-SPIRITUALITY AND SURVIVAL-MODERN MEDICINE VS. SURVIVAL MEDICINE-THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY-HOW TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE MEDIC-LIKELY MEDICAL ISSUES YOU’LL FACE-MEDICAL SKILLS YOU’LL WANT TO LEARN-MEDICAL BAGS, KITS, AND SUPPLIES-HOW TO STERILIZE MEDICAL SUPPLIES-NATURAL REMEDIES, LIKE OILS, TEAS, TINCTURES, AND SALVES-THE MEDICAL HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAM-THE MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT-THE ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT-PATIENT TRANSPORT-HYGIENE-RELATED MEDICAL ISSUES-LICE, TICKS, AND WORMS-DENTAL ISSUES AND PROCEDURES-RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS-GUIDE TO PROTECTIVE MASKS-FOOD AND WATER-BORNE ILLNESS-WATER STERILIZATION-DIARRHEAL DISEASE AND DEHYDRATION-DEALING WITH SEWAGE ISSUES-RODENTS AS DISEASE VECTORS-FOOD POISONING-PATHOGENS (DISEASE-CAUSING ORGANISMS)-HOW INFECTIONS SPREAD-APPENDICITIS AND OTHER ABDOMINAL INFECTIONS AND CONDITIONS-HEPATITIS-URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS-INFECTIONS CAUSED BY YEAST-CELLULITIS-ABSCESSES-TETANUS-MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES-PANDEMICS-THE SURVIVAL SICK ROOM -HYPERTHERMIA (HEAT STROKE)-HYPOTHERMIA-FROSTBITE/IMMERSION (TRENCH) FOOT-COLD WATER SAFETY-FALLING THROUGH THE ICE-AVALANCHE PREPAREDNESS-ALTITUDE SICKNESS-WILDFIRE PREPAREDNESS-SMOKE INHALATION-TORNADO PREPAREDNESS-HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS-EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS-FLOOD PREPAREDNESS-MARITIME SURVIVAL-NEAR-DROWNING-VOLCANO PREPAREDNESS-ALLERGIC REACTIONS-ASTHMA-ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK-POISON IVY, OAK, AND SUMAC-RADIATION SICKNESS-BIOLOGICAL WARFARE-INJURIES TO SOFT TISSUES- MINOR WOUNDS-HEMORRHAGIC WOUNDS-PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF BLOOD LOSS-HEMORRHAGE CONTROL-TOURNIQUETS-COMMERCIAL BLOOD-CLOTTING AGENTS-KNIFE AND BULLET WOUNDS-BODY ARMOR-THE MEDIC UNDER FIRE-SOFT TISSUE CHRONIC WOUND CARE-HOW TO SUTURE SKIN-HOW TO STAPLE SKIN-LOCAL NERVE BLOCKS-BLISTERS, SPLINTERS, AND FISHHOOKS-NAIL BED INJURIES-BURN INJURIES-ANIMAL BITES-SNAKE BITES-INSECT BITES AND STINGS-HEAD INJURIES-SPRAINS AND STRAINS-DISLOCATIONS-FRACTURES-PNEUMOTHORAX-AMPUTATION-THYROID DISEASE-DIABETES-HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE-HEART DISEASE-ULCER AND ACID REFLUX DISEASE-SEIZURE DISORDERS-JOINT DISEASE-KIDNEY AND GALL BLADDER STONES-SKIN RASHES-VARICOSE VEINS-HEMORRHOIDS-AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION-TRACHEOTOMY-CPR IN THE UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT-HEADACHE-EYE TRAUMA AND INFECTIONS-NASAL TRAUMA-EAR INFECTIONS-PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY-ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION-SLEEP DEPRIVATION-OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS-PAIN RELIEF-ANTIBIOTICS- EXPIRATION DATES When medical personnel are overwhelmed and modern technology is non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is THE essential book for your library.

  • Author: Joseph Alton MD
  • Publisher: Doom and Bloom, LLC; 3rd edition (June 7, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0988872554
  • Dimensions: 6 x 1.58 x 9 inches

                 

3. Themes and Variations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller. In this surprising essay, international bestselling humor writer David Sedaris shares the rewards of a book tour and his devoted readers’ worst-kept secrets. Dismissed by a bored author at a book signing, a betrayed young man named David Sedaris made a vow. Someday, when it was his turn at the table, he’d connect with his readers. The experience has been even more revealing than he’d hoped. In this hilarious and perceptive essay, the celebrated humorist reflects on the unusual patterns of forced socialization between author and audience, and the obligations and sometimes surprising returns of not-so-chance encounters with strangers: jokes, secrets, insights, and even charity.

  • Author: David Sedaris
  • Publisher: Amazon Original Stories (April 28, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Reference

                 

4. Emt- Emergency Medical Technician (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

Don’t go through your EMT training course without this handy reference! Packed with valuable information on scene size-up and patient assessment, this guide is an essential study tool for EMTs in training and an excellent refresher for EMTs already in the field. This guide also features a large section on anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of all major body systems, along with common disorders and injury management. Helpful illustrations and tables are included for quick reference.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (December 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1423218630
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

5. The Lady Whose Mouth I Set on Fire : True Tales from the ER


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

The Lady Whose Mouth I Set on Fire . . . and Other True Tales from the ER is a collection of amazing, bizarre, but factual stories revealing the world of the ER. They are first-hand accounts told by an old, tired physician who has survived three decades in this odd, but exciting world of life and death. They are heartwarming, heart-wrenching, hilarious or fascinating. This book is for anyone interested in the inner belly of the Human Being. There is much to be learned and felt here. Beware, this book is not for everyone, and you may begin laughing at inappropriate times—or even develop nightmares.

  • Author: Dr. McAnonymous
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine

                 



6. Emergency & Critical Care Pocket Guide


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

NOTE: The Copyright date (2014) of the item is different from the publishing date (2016). The most popular pocket reference in emergency nursing now in a new edition! The Emergency amp; Critical Care Pocket Guide has been an essential resource for physicians, paramedics, and nurses for over a decade. The Pocket Guide consolidates critical information found in desk references into a convenient 3inchx5inch pocket size format that is handy enough to take with you anywhere. The Revised Eighth Edition features: bull; Updated information on poisons and emergency medications bull; New ECG rhythm strips bull; Common drugs sections bull; Updated pediatric medications bull; Revised Spanish section bull; Straightforward medical emergency treatments.

  • Author: Informed
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 8th edition (October 5, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284136999
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 3 inches

                 

7. Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

Book shows light wear from use, cover may have minor creasing but not excessive. Binding and pages intact. May have some light highlighting or writing but minimal. Still in overall good condition for use! Ships fast from Amazon!

  • Author: American Heart Association
  • Publisher: Amer Heart Assoc; 1st edition (February 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1616694074
  • Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.25 x 0.4 inches

                 

8. First Aid (Quick Study Health)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

Symptoms, treatment and tips for wide range of medical emergencies. Great for home use or the professional as a quick reference or refresher.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; Lam Crds edition (July 26, 2002)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1572226999
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

9. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (Book & Navigate 2 Essentials Access)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and laid the foundation of EMS training. Today, the Eleventh Edition transforms how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helps develop world class EMS providers around the globe.. Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, the Eleventh Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students' comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution. Today, the AAOS suite of EMS educational resources, from first aid and CPR to critical care transport, is the gold standard in training programs by offering exceptional content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today's educators and students. Current State of the Art Medical Content The Eleventh Edition aligns with current medical standards from PHTLS to NASEMSO and incorporates evidence based medical concepts to ensure students and instructors have accurate, insightful interpretation of medical science as it applies to prehospital medicine today. Application to Real World EMS Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Eleventh Edition gives students real world context to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter, clarifying how the information is used to care for patients in the field, and pushing students to engage in critical thinking and discussion. A Foundation for Life The Eleventh Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. The Eleventh Edition provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. Concepts are briefly reviewed within related subsequent chapters, solidifying the foundational knowledge and offering a context when studying specific emergencies. Patient Assessment, a critical topic, is presented as a single, comprehensive chapter, to ensure students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process the way providers actually practice it in the field. Core concepts of Patient Assessment are reinforced in clinical chapters, where the unique aspects of the illness or injury are highlighted. The access code will be on the inside of the back of the cover.

  • Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 11th edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1284080179
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 2.1 x 10.8 inches

                 

10. Want Some Cheese with That Whine? : A Collection of Reader-Submitted Medical Stories


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Emergency Medicine - August 2021

We're back with the longest volume yet.  First responders share more juicy confessions and confusing overhears.  The patient ate WHAT? What did the doctor find during the patient's vaginal exam?  More COVID madness, oh my!   Readers from all around the globe continue to share heartwrenching, embarrassing, and hilarious stories to prove you're not alone.     So curl up on the couch with the latest volume, read while you're on the subway, take a copy to the breakroom, or speed read while you're on the treadmill.  There's a reader-submitted story for everyone, whether you're new to the series or a long-time fan!

  • Author: Kerry Hamm
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine