THE PROTOCOL BOOK -Kumar
The books consists of 26 chapters each concentrating on the diagnosis of the common medical emergencies. Most of chapters cover cardiac emergencies such as acute ST-Elevation myocardial infarction, cardiogenic shock, acute heart failure, management of chronic heart failure, syncope, atrial fibrillation, tachycardias, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It also includes chapters on respiratory, gastrointestinal and renal diseases and diabetes. It has the same objectives as the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology’s Pocket Guidelines Updates compiled by the special Task Forces of these organisations, which are proving extremely useful for practising physicians. This book has been compiled by the postgraduate students of the Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Kolkata under the guidance of senior consultants in these departments at the hospital and under the Editorship of Dr. Soumitra Kumar. The text is written in a typical ‘Senior Resident’ language that can be easily understood by their colleagues. The latest ‘state-of-the-art’ information and knowledge has been used in preparing the various sections.