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 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.

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 Prehospital Errors

Author: Corey M. Slovis
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451131598
Release Date: 2012-09-21
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.

Avoiding Common Nursing Errors

Author: Betsy H. Allbee
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781451153248
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Genre: Medical

This handbook succinctly describes over 500 common errors made by nurses and offers practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these errors. Coverage includes the entire scope of nursing practice—administration, medications, process of care, behavioral and psychiatric, cardiology, critical care, endocrine, gastroenterology and nutrition, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, nephrology, neurology, pulmonary, preoperative, operative, and postoperative care, emergency nursing, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatric nursing. 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 and tips on how to avoid or resolve the problem. Illustrations are included where appropriate.

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.

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 Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated

Author: Bret P. Nelson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896399
Release Date: 2009-08-17
Genre: Medical

This book allows the reader to apply a case-based interactive approach to studying for the oral board examination in emergency medicine, while also providing an excellent introduction to the field. Featuring more than 100 cases, this book truly allows the reader to feel actively immersed in the case.

ECGs for the Emergency Physician 1

Author: Amal Mattu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118682159
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Medical

With over 200 traces to test your knowledge, this book is a first class learning tool for emergency physicians. Basic student-level knowledge of ECGs is assumed, so the reader can move directly to learning about the more complex traces that occur in the emergency department. The level of difficulty is stratified into two sections for specialists in training and specialist emergency physicians. A minimum amount of information is given beneath each trace, as if in the real situation. The full clinical description is printed in a separate section to avoid the temptation of “looking”. Accompanied by learning points, and with the cases presented randomly, this book provides a rich source of information on the interpretation of ECGs – a core skill for all emergency department staff.

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.

Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care

Author: Kaushal Shah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107513518
Release Date: 2013-10-24
Genre: Medical

Acute resuscitation and care of unstable and critically ill patients can be a daunting experience for all trainees in the emergency department or the intensive care unit. The practical, easy-to-read and evidence-based information in Practical Emergency Resuscitation and Critical Care will help all physicians understand and begin management of these patients. This book offers the collaborative expertise of dozens of critical care physicians from different specialities, including but not limited to: emergency medicine, surgery, medicine and anaesthesia. Divided into sections by medical entities, it covers essential topics that are likely to be encountered in the emergency department where critical care often begins. The portable format and bullet point style content allows all practitioners instant access to the principle information that is necessary for the diagnosis and management of critical care patients.

Critical Care Emergency Medicine

Author: David Farcy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071628242
Release Date: 2011-10-27
Genre: Medical

The first comprehensive text on critical care emergency medicine "...goes a long way toward establishing emergency physicians as credible intensivists....The book is unique as it blends the perspective of a true intensivist with that of emergency medicine. The book is the fi rst of its kind, and I predict it will become known as the standard reference for those emergency physicians, as well as others, who wish to understand the overlap between emergency medicine and critical care."--Thomas M. Scalea, MD, FACS, FCCM, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine (from the foreword) Critical Care Emergency Medicine is destined to become the standard reference for all clinicians who wish to understand the overlap between emergency medicine and critical care. Written by experienced emergency physicians and intensivists, the book is unique in incorporating both perspectives into the practice of emergency medicine and critical care. Critical Care Emergency Medicine teaches emergency physicians everything they must know and do to better care for critically ill patients in an emergency department or to provide care in an ICU. Enhanced by numerous algorithms that speed decision making and full-color illustrations demonstrating anatomy and technique, this book is an essential practice tool. Critical Care Emergency Medicine delivers expert guidance on managing: Airway and Ventilatory Support Pulmonary Disorders Cardiovascular Disorders Gastrointestinal and Renal Disorders Neurologic and Neurosurgical Disorders Hematologic and Endocrine Disorders Infectious Diseases Toxicologic Disorders You will also find important information on the use of ultrasound, fluid management, nutritional support, pediatric considerations, patient transportation, and end-of-life issues.

Avoiding Common Surgical Errors

Author: Lisa Marcucci
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 0781747422
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

This pocket book lists 186 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, interns, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants when working with surgical patients on the ward or in the operating room, emergency room, or intensive care unit. The book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call. Each entry includes an explanation of the clinical scenario in which the error can occur and the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology. Illustrations of pertinent anatomy, instruments, and devices are included.

Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care

Author: John E. Arbo
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9781469884998
Release Date: 2014-08-25
Genre: Medical

Looking for a brief but authoritative resource to help you manage the types of complex cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological emergencies you encounter as a resident or attending emergency room physician? Look no further than Decision Making in Emergency Critical Care: An Evidence-Based Handbook. This portable guide to rational clinical decision-making in the challenging – and changing – world of emergency critical care provides in every chapter a streamlined review of a common problem in critical care medicine, along with evidence-based guidelines and summary tables of landmark literature. Features Prepare for effective critical care practice in the emergency room’s often chaotic and resource-limited environment with expert guidance from fellows and attending physicians in the fields of emergency medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine, cardiology, gastroenterology, and neurocritical care. Master critical care fundamentals as experts guide you through the initial resuscitation and the continued management of critical care patients during their first 24 hours of intensive care. Confidently make sustained, data-driven decisions for the critically ill patient using expert information on everything from hemodynamic monitoring and critical care ultrasonography to sepsis and septic shock to the ED-ICU transfer of care.