Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

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9781605472270: Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department succinctly describes 400 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the emergency department, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. This pocket book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call.

Each error is described in a short clinical scenario, followed by a discussion of how and why the error occurs and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Areas covered include psychiatry, pediatrics, poisonings, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, renal, anesthesia and airway management, urology, ENT, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Sections that focus on non-clinical aspects of emergency medicine practice—such as proper documentation, communication with consultants, and interactions with lawyers—are also included.

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"This is an invaluable book for any emergency medicine provider. It deserves a place on the shelf of the emergency medicine workroom as well as the personal home library."
"The book seems to perfectly capture the field; the authors know who they are writing for." 
"addresses common clinical scenarios faced by every clinician in the emergency department and provides significant pearls for improvement in thought processes and decision-making."
"The audience includes practitioners at any level in the field of emergency medicine, students to seasoned staff physicians." 
"It is intended to be read one well-written, succinct chapter per day, and is specifically targeted to the high-energy, high task-switching individuals who are typically emergency medicine providers."
"well organized and thoughtful."
"It combines well the contributions of experts inside and outside of the field, which is relevant in the practice of emergency medicine today."
"Anyone, from early learner to seasoned professional, will learn from and likely thoroughly enjoy this book -- I certainly have!"
 
Doody's Star Rating®: 5 stars  Score: 100

-Doodys Publishers' Club, Friday, May 26, 2017
 
 

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