The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine is an up-to-date, practical and comprehensive guide to the management of the acutely ill patient. It relates pathophysiology to clinical features to help the reader make the diagnosis quickly. It identifies priorities for treatment and leads the reader, step-by-step, through the management of the patient while awaiting specialist help. Wherever possible, published guidelines have been incorporated to ensure that it reflects current, recommended management of medical emergencies, with evidence-based treatments. Details of specialist treatments are included to inform readers about the patient's likely ongoing care. The layout reflects clinical practice: topics are divided into assessment, differential diagnosis, immediate management and ongoing treatment. There is an extensive section on practical procedures. It is the ideal companion for students (keen to understand the management of patients they see during their training), practising physicians at all levels from recently qualified doctors to consultants (to brush up on the modern management of acute medical conditions), staff in A&E who see acutely ill patients daily, and nurses caring for acutely ill patients. This bundle of the book and PDA version represents exceptionally good value. The Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine for PDAs enables enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire text, illustrations and tables. Fast access is available via the table of contents, index and full-text search, and there is a facility for book-marking and annotating the text.