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: 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Common Errors in Statistics and How to Avoid Them

Author: Phillip I. Good
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118360118
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Mathematics

Praise for Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) "A very engaging and valuable book for all who use statistics in any setting." —CHOICE "Addresses popular mistakes often made in data collection and provides an indispensable guide to accurate statistical analysis and reporting. The authors' emphasis on careful practice, combined with a focus on the development of solutions, reveals the true value of statistics when applied correctly in any area of research." —MAA Reviews Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them), Fourth Edition provides a mathematically rigorous, yet readily accessible foundation in statistics for experienced readers as well as students learning to design and complete experiments, surveys, and clinical trials. Providing a consistent level of coherency throughout, the highly readable Fourth Edition focuses on debunking popular myths, analyzing common mistakes, and instructing readers on how to choose the appropriate statistical technique to address their specific task. The authors begin with an introduction to the main sources of error and provide techniques for avoiding them. Subsequent chapters outline key methods and practices for accurate analysis, reporting, and model building. The Fourth Edition features newly added topics, including: Baseline data Detecting fraud Linear regression versus linear behavior Case control studies Minimum reporting requirements Non-random samples The book concludes with a glossary that outlines key terms, and an extensive bibliography with several hundred citations directing readers to resources for further study. Presented in an easy-to-follow style, Common Errors in Statistics, Fourth Edition is an excellent book for students and professionals in industry, government, medicine, and the social sciences.

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.

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.

Clinical Emergency Medicine

Author: Scott Sherman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071794619
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Medical

Ninety-eight of the chief complaints and disorders you're most likely to encounter in the ED! A clear, concise guide for clinicians new to the Emergency Department A Doody's Core Title for 2015! Written by authors who are practicing emergency physicians and emergency medicine educators, Clinical Emergency Medicine distills the entire content of the emergency medicine curriculum into less than one hundred succinct, clinically relevant chapters. This unique book is intended to guide you through what you must know and be able to do during an actual shift and give you a better understanding of the issues and problems you will face while working in the Emergency Department. Featuring a consistent, find-it-now design, Clinical Emergency Medicine delivers concise, must-know information on ninety-eight chief complaints and disorders, ranging from asthma and chest pain to fever and poisoning. Each chapter begins with Key Points, followed by an Introduction, Clinical Presentation (History and Physical Examination), Diagnostic Studies, Medical Decision Making, Treatment and Disposition, and Suggested Reading. Whenever possible, the authors provide practical advice on drug dosing, the medical decision-making thought process, treatment plans, and dispositions that will be of value in a clinical environment. Numerous diagnostic algorithms simplify the problem and point you towards a solution. Valuable to medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and junior level residents, Clinical Emergency Medicine teaches you things that may not have been covered in medical or physician assistant school, but have an important bearing on patient outcomes.

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.

Emergency Ultrasound

Author: Romolo Joseph Gaspari
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 032303750X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Medical

Emergency Ultrasound: Protocols and Practice provides the information you need to successfully perform ultrasound in the emergency department. The book is designed to serve as a quick reference tool, offering bulleted text, color-coded anatomical drawings, and plenty of images to help you understand which images are important and how to get them. Templated protocol chapters cover initial approach, anatomy, techniques for capturing both still images and video images, and images that show landmarks, good positioning, and poor positioning. Anatomical color coding is consistent throughout the book, allowing readers to quickly understand correct probe placement. Protocols are specifically written to cover both still and video recording of ultrasound.