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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143799948
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

Emergency




Every day across Australia, specialist emergency physicians do extraordinary things under immense pressure. The stakes are high; everyone gets pushed to the limit. Lives are saved, patients die. Some staff manage the stress, others burn out.

Every day across Australia, specialist emergency physicians do extraordinary things under immense pressure. The stakes are high; everyone gets pushed to the limit. Lives are saved, patients die. Some staff manage the stress, others burn out.

The ED demands a lot of its practitioners. They have to work through whatever medical emergency they encounter: a man who has been trapped in a rubbish compactor, a teenage girl in anaphylactic shock, a woman howling in labour while behind the curtain another life is coming quietly to an end. The doctors must deal with high emotions, battle the constant patient backlog and make clear, considered, life-or-death decisions in an often chaotic environment.

These are the doctors' stories from the front line.

All royalties from the sale of this book go to support the work of the ACEM Foundation.

  • Pub date: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780143799948
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $32.99

About the Author

Simon Judkins

Dr Simon Judkins has been a doctor for over twenty years, and has worked as an Emergency Physician for fifteen of those. He has worked in Emergency Departments across Melbourne and regional Victoria, holds numerous positions with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the Australian Medical Association, and is a regular contributor to public discussions on issues relating to public hospitals and public health.


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