A Practical Reference Guide to Emergency Care. Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, provides physicians and medical residents with a comprehensive reference guide to the practice of emergency medicine in clinical settings. Covering both complicated and straightforward issues, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, serves as a comprehensive reference for the full range of challenges encountered in emergency departments, as well as a manual for physician self-assessment and study guide for those seeking recertification. This Second Edition, compiled by an editorial board of veteran emergency medicine providers, draws expert content from 184 contributors. New and updated chapters include expanded sections on pediatrics and toxicology as well as the latest science on emergency psychiatric care. With Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Second Edition, physicians and medical residents can readily assess and expand their knowledge of emergency medicine, ensuring their patients receive the highest quality care over the full continuum of treatment, from the emergency room to inpatient departments.