Office Emergencies

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Marjorie A. Bowman, William G. Baxt
Saunders, 2002 - Medical - 400 pages
This text provides essential, practical guidance for handling the most common emergencies presenting in person or by telephone in primary care offices and urgent care centers. The authors--primary care and emergency medicine physicians--focus on the essential information needed to triage and treat both adults and children. Concise chapters, organized by presenting problem rather than diagnosis, allow for rapid reference.

  • Integrates state-of-the-art emergency care with the realities of practice in an outpatient office.
  • Prioritizes treatment of emergencies with specific steps for staff and clinicians.
  • Offers information on transfer of patients for specific types of emergencies.
  • Features tips for recognition of emergencies for both triage staff members and clinicians.
  • Includes information on chemical terrorism and bioterrorism environmental emergencies and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies.
  • Gives pediatric considerations for each type of emergency.
  • Lists equipment needed in the office, making it easier for clinicians to ensure they are adequately supplied.
  • Recommendations are evidence-based wherever possible, supplemented with clinical experience from practicing physicians.

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Bowman, University of Pennsylvania.

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