There have been a number of “5-minute consult” textbooks published in the past few years, and I have found them to be quite useful in the emergency department bedside management of patients. When I ask the residents or students a question during “morning report,” I usually see every head flex toward their iPad, iPhone, or some other device. In the “old days,” we would have a “peripheral brain” that was actually a small notebook in which we kept information that we could reference easily and quickly; usually the differential diagnosis of something or the treatment of something unusual. The current peripheral brains contain a million times more information, which can actually be information overload in many cases. This series of textbooks is designed to circumvent that problem by providing just enough information in an easy to use, readily available format that is complete and intuitive.
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Published online: February 03, 2015
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