Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Author: Amal Mattu
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781496380319
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: Medical

In a conversational, easy-to-read style, Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department, 2nd Edition, discusses 365 errors commonly made in the practice of emergency medicine and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. Chapters are brief, approachable, and evidence-based, suitable for reading immediately before the start of a rotation, used for quick reference on call, or read daily over the course of one year for personal assessment and review.

Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Author: Amal Mattu
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451152852
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Medical

This pocket book 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 errors. The 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.

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors

Author: Benjamin Lawner
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451177749
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Genre: Medical

Avoiding Common Prehospital Errors, will help you develop the deep understanding of common patient presentations necessary to prevent diagnostic and treatment errors and to improve outcomes. Providing effective emergency care in the field is among the most challenging tasks in medicine. You must be able to make clinically vital decisions quickly, and perform a wide range of procedures, often under volatile conditions. Written specifically for the prehospital emergency team, this essential volume in the Avoiding Common Errors Series combines evidence-based practice with well-earned experience and best practices opinion to help you avoid common errors of prehospital care. Look inside and discover... • Concise descriptions of each error are followed by insightful analysis of the “hows” and “whys” underlying the mistake, and clear descriptions of ways to avoid such errors in the future. • “Pearls” highlighted in the text offer quick vital tips on error avoidance based on years of clinical and field experience. • Focused content emphasizes "high impact" areas of prehospital medicine, including airway management, cardiac arrest, and respiratory and traumatic emergencies.

Emergency Medicine

Author: Amal Mattu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470755174
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Medical

Emergency Medicine is a brand new book focusing on the common pitfalls and mistakes that can occur when dealing with high-risk conditions during standard medical practice. Concise chapters focus on clinical relevance, addressing the mistakes, the consequences and the knowledge necessary to avoid high-risk mistakes. An essential book for all staff dealing with emergencies.

Avoiding Common ICU Errors

Author: Lisa Marcucci
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451178814
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Medical

This pocket book succinctly describes 318 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurses, and nurse-anesthetists in the intensive care unit, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The 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, clinically relevant vignette, followed by a list of things that should always or never be done in that context and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Coverage includes all areas of ICU practice except the pediatric intensive care unit.

Pre hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance

Author: William H. Seligman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118829967
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Medical

Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance offers healthcare students and trainees the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills relevant to the provision of immediate care outside of the hospital. This concise text provides information on the principles of managing acutely unwell patients with life-threatening injuries at the scene of their accident, all in highly-illustrated double-page spreads to help explain key messages. This brand new title: Looks at the ways in which pre-hospital care is organised and delivered in the United Kingdom Explores some of the most common incidents that pre-hospital care teams attend to, including major trauma as well as cardiac arrests Includes an illustrated introduction to some of the many practical procedures pre-hospital care teams must be able to perform including resuscitative thoracotomy and rapid sequence induction of anaesthesia Takes into account the multi-disciplinary nature of the specialty Features a section on careers within pre-hospital care for doctors and paramedics Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine at a Glance is the perfect companion for medical students and junior doctors interested in learning more about pre-hospital care, as well as for paramedic students and paramedics who practise in the pre-hospital environment every day.

Emergency Department Critical Care

Author: Donald M. Yealy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199779123
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Medical

Patients with acute critical illness are often cared for initially in the ED, and the beginning actions can help alter outcomes hours, day and months later. This handbook targets selected common or high risk critical condition or therapies needed to optimize ED care, using the newest research and experiences from respected authors.

Bouncebacks Emergency Department Cases

Author: Michael B. Weinstock
Publisher: A N A D E M Incorporated
ISBN: 1890018619
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Medical

Case-based for most effective learning and retention, Bouncebacks! helps emergency physicians sharpen their analytical skills to improve their diagnostic ability in preparing for emergency medicine board exams. The format is the actual documentation of 30 ED patients who were sent home and then ?bounced back? to receive a different diagnosis. Although patients in these cases were not entirely mismanaged, often important ?red flags? were missed or ignored. Bouncebacks! helps emergency medicine physician learn to organize their thoughts and analyze cases in a logical manner. The cases are structured to help the reader simulate the process of analysis used in actual practice. After reviewing the initial visit, Gregory L. Henry provides commentary on patient evaluation. The final visit(s) is presented, and each case ends with a referenced discussion of the initial complaint and eventual diagnosis by leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Emergency Department Resuscitation of the Critically Ill

Author: Michael E. Winters
Publisher: American College Emergency Physicians
ISBN: 0983428808
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

From the American College of Emergency Physicians and the ACEP Bookstore (www.acep.org/bookstore). For physicians and all other health care providers who care for critically ill patients in emergency departments. Covers all aspects of resuscitation and management. Every chapter highlights critical points and pearls, along with management algorithms for quick reference. Chapters cover undifferentiated shock, fluid management, post-cardiac arrest management, septic shock, ultrasonography, critically ill neonates, transfusions, cardiogenic shock, pulmonary embolism, and much more.

Emergency Medicine Decision Making Critical Issues in Chaotic Environments

Author: Scott Weingart
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007144212X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This one-of-a-kind guide discusses the search, evaluation, and proper use of the literature of emergency medicine, from textbooks to trials and qualitative studies to systematic reviews. It reveals how and where to find the quality information needed when seconds count. Fully exploring medical decision making using cognitive psychology, Bayesian analysis and more, it shows how to apply the knowledge they provide to achieve superior diagnosis and management of ED patients. The avoidance of medical errors is emphasized through the precepts of critical thinking and heuristics.

An Emergency Medicine Mindset

Author: Alex Koyfman
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483598765
Release Date: 2017-04-30
Genre: Medical

What mindset prevents early career burn-out? What tools elevate the provider to excellence in patient care? What inspires innovation and passion for teaching? What separates the good physician... from the great physician? "An Emergency Medicine Mindset" is a collection of practice pearls revealed by contemporary physicians, walking in the footsteps of giants. From national legends Rob Orman, Salim Rezaie, Tim Horeczko, Anand Swaminathan, and many others, come secrets to balance a sustained and fulfilling career in emergency medicine with state of the art patient care. This wisdom is not what we would expect. Far from the ‘sexy’ care of a multi-trauma victim, septic shock patient, or crashing asthmatic, are tips to approach the more mundane and repetitive aspects of our daily shifts; behave as you would like to be remembered, find your own route, run toward sick patients, be a role model, practice humility and kindness, and strive to be the shelter in your patient’s storm. Dr. Alex Koyfman and Dr. Brit Long have collected a lifetime of insight, and share sage advice in this engaging new compilation. The reading is fast paced and colorful, with important lessons for the enthusiastic new graduate, for the jaded mid-career provider, and for the wizened emergency physician in the twilight of their career. The lessons are tangible, and strike to the core of how we balance caring for sick patients, while remaining true to ourselves and our families.

Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine

Author: Robert L. Rogers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118469712
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Medical

Emergency medicine attendings who wish to hone their teaching skills can find a number of books on educational strategies written by physicians from other disciplines. However, until the publication of the first edition of this book, they did not have access to a text written by emergency medicine physicians on methods of teaching that are directly applicable to teaching EM. This book was compiled to meet that need. Following the introductory section, which provides important background information, the book’s contents are organized into 4 sections that correspond to the core needs and interests of EM educators: Section 2 focuses on practical and ethical considerations of teaching in the ED; Section 3 provides strategies for teaching specific groups of learners; Section 4 looks at the skills that are characteristic of the best EM educators; and Section 5 looks indepthly at specific teaching techniques and strategies. Now more than ever this book addresses the needs of physician educators from all over the world. New chapters discuss lecturing to an international audience; using simulation as a teaching tool; how to make journal club work for you, and other topics that are of broad interest to medical educators in this field. In general, each chapter has been updated and reviewed to make sure the content was something that emergency physician educators could use in any country . The chapter contributors are widely regarded as leaders in the field of emergency medicine education and faculty development. Authors were given free rein to develop their chapters and write in their own style. They were asked to present their personal views on how to successfully teach the art of emergency medicine, rather than review evidence-based guidelines regarding medical education. As a result, most of the chapters have few references. This first-person approach to a multi-authored textbook yields a compilation that varies in style from chapter to chapter and exposes the reader to a variety of communication techniques.

Avoiding Common Anesthesia Errors

Author: Catherine Marcucci
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451178692
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: Medical

This pocket book succinctly describes 215 common, serious errors made by attendings, residents, fellows, CRNAs, and practicing anesthesiologists in the practice of anesthesia and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference. Each error is described in a quick-reading one-page entry that includes a brief clinical scenario, a short review of the relevant physiology and/or pharmacology, and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate. The book also includes important chapters on human factors, legal issues, CPT coding, and how to select a practice.

Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine

Author: Pat Croskerry
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781777275
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

With the increased emphasis on reducing medical errors in an emergency setting, this book will focus on patient safety within the emergency department, where preventable medical errors often occur. The book will provide both an overview of patient safety within health care—the 'culture of safety,' importance of teamwork, organizational change—and specific guidelines on issues such as medication safety, procedural complications, and clinician fatigue, to ensure quality care in the ED. Special sections discuss ED design, medication safety, and awareness of the 'culture of safety.'