Acute Medicine

There are lots of resources available for acute medicine - as well as e-journals and e-books, there are RSS feeds from top journals to keep you up to date, useful links to external websites and more.

 We have tailored this page to help signpost you to the resources you need, all in one place. If there is anything you would like us to add,  contact us and help us improve your page.

Online Resources: e-books and e-journals

Click on the tabs below to see a list of e-books and e-journals for your specialty, available with your Athens login. Register for an Athens account if you don't already have one.

Please note that these lists are not exhaustive, so if  you can not find what you are looking for, try the online catalogue or contact library staff, who will be happy to try and source it for you.

Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine

Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate

Atlas of Essential Procedures

Cardiac Intensive Care

Cardiothoracic Critical Care

Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis

Clinical Examination

Clinical Wards Secrets

Comprehensive Hospital Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Trauma

Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management in the Adult

Critical Care Nephrology

Critical Care Secrets

Critical Care Ultrasound

Critical Care Ultrasound Manual 

Current Clinical Medicine

Current Therapy of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine

Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician

Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints

Disaster Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Secrets

Emergency Radiology: Case Review Series

Emergency Radiology: The Requisites

Essential Clinical Procedures

Evidence-Based Manual Medicine

Evidence-Based Medical Consultation

Evidence-Based Physical Diagnosis

Evidence-Based Practice of Critical Care

Ferri's Best Test: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging

Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2015

Ferri's Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine

Ferri's Differential Diagnosis

Ferri’s Practical Guide: Fast Facts for Patient Care

Forfar and Arneil's Textbook of Paediatrics

Goldman-Cecil Medicine

Goldman's Cecil Medicine

Harriet Lane Handbook, The

Hutchison's Clinical Methods: An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice

Instant Workups: A Clinical Guide to Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Intensive Care: A Concise Textbook

Intensive Care Unit Manual

2015 Intravenous Medications 

Jablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations

Kumar & Clark's Cases in Clinical Medicine

Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine

Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures 

Macleod's Clinical Examination

Management of Acute Obstetric Emergencies

Mechanical Ventiliation: Clinical Applications and Pathophysiology

Medical Interview, The

Medical Sciences

Medical Secrets

Medicine: A Competency-Based Companion

Medicine & Surgery: An Integrated Textbook

Medico-Legal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma

Minor Emergencies

Musculoskeletal Emergencies

Netter's Internal Medicine

Ocular Trauma

Oh's Intensive Care Manual

Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Pain Management Secrets

Pediatric Critical Care

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pharmacology and Therapeutics: Principles to Practice

Physical Diagnosis Secrets

Practical Guide to the Care of the Geriatric Patient

Practical Guide to the Care of the Gynecologic/Obstetric Patient

Practical Guide to the Care of the Surgical Patient

Problem Solving in Emergency Radiology

Rapid Review Laboratory Testing in Clinical Medicine

Roberts and Hedges’ Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine

Rosen's Emergency Medicine

Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine

Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine

Textbook of Critical Care

Textbook of Physical Diagnosis

Wilderness Medicine

Wounds and Lacerations

Other Online resources

 See our resources page for a full list of online resources the library service provides, including BMJ Case Reports, UpToDate, DynaMed and Anatomy TV.

Evidence Based Clinical Summaries


(Athens login required)

UpToDate is an evidence-based, peer-reviewed information resource providing topic reviews that include a synthesis of the literature, the latest evidence and specific recommendations for patient care.

Take a look at the Emergency medicine and Critical Care medicine sections for a range of  topic reviews.


(Athens login required)

We now have access to DynaMed, the popular clinical information resource. 

Search clinically-organised summaries for more than 3,400 topics, designed for health care professionals for use at point-of-care.

All evidence is clinically evaluated and integrated into DynaMed's existing content on a daily basis, so that a synthesis of the best evidence is always available. 

Clinical Knowledge Summaries

Clinical Knowledge Summaries provide a summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 330 common and/or significant primary care presentations.

Browse clinical knowledge summaries by topic or specialty.

Current Awareness

We have collected the RSS feeds of some top acute medicine journals and news sites and put them all in one place for you to browse at your convenience. 

Hosted by Netvibes,  your Acute Medicine current awareness page means you only have to go to one place, rather than visiting each individual website that you are interested in.

If there is a feed that you want us to include, just let us know and we'll add it in.

Table of Contents (TOC) Alerts 

Table of Contents alerts automatically notify you when a new issue of a journal is published.

If you want us to set up a TOC alert for you, just get in touch and we can set up the alert to come straight to your email inbox.

For more information TOC alerts and other ideas on how to keep up to date, see our Current Awareness page.

Useful Links


  • RCP: Acute Medcine - information about the acute medicine specialty with links to resources and news.


  • AcuteMed App - a free app designed to help doctors, medical professionals and students working in the fields of acute medicine and accident and emergency.
  • AcuteMed website - a website about acute medicine which describes the care of most acute medical emergencies. The website is primarily designed for junior doctors (and medical students) working in an acute medicine unit (AMU). It is written by a group of UK consultants, with the help of junior doctors and nurses.
  • Acute Medicine Network e-learning - a web-based learning resource for trainees in acute and general medicine. It has been developed by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, in collaboration with e-Learning for Healthcare, to enable trainees to access e-learning sessions relevant to all levels of competence as described in the Acute Medicine curriculum. Registration is free for NHS employees.
  • Medical Careers: Acute Medicine - information on acute medicine as a specialty. Including data on what it is like to work in acute medicine, the types of patients, disease and conditions you are likely to encounter throughout your career, the training pathways you can follow and a whole host of statistics to help you understand what your future career prospects in the specialty could be. 
  • RCP Acute Care Toolkits - The acute care toolkits are a series of resources to help improve the delivery of acute care. The toolkits look at current problems and suggest a range of recommendations for improving quality.