Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department

by Amal Mattu, Arjun S. Chanmugam, Stuart P. Swadron, Carrie Tibbles
     
 

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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

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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.

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Reviewer: Cindy L Hildebrand, AS, BSN, MNSc, DNSc (St. Mar'ys Regional Medical Center)
Description: Written by established experts in different medical and nursing fields, this book details ways to avoid common errors in the emergency department.
Purpose: By concentrating on areas that are higher in errors, the book provides an easy to read and navigate resource to help providers in the emergency department minimize these errors. This is a worthy objective and the book provides valuable insight and advice for providers.
Audience: Emergency department and acute care providers are the intended audience, although hospitalists and intensivists could use it a resource as well.
Features: The book is divided into body systems and then other areas to address procedures, legal issues, documentation, and psychosocial issues. An extensive section is devoted just to the acute care of children and the subsequent issues arising from that care. The book is concise, easy to read, and of a manageable size. I especially appreciated the index in the front of the book. I would like to see more illustrations, especially in the radiography and procedure sections. Visual learners would appreciate that.
Assessment: This valuable resource for acute care clinicians is well written at an appropriate level for both novices and experts. What sets it apart from other books in the field are the concise chapters, the logical organization, and the readability.
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Reviewer: Cindy L Hildebrand, AS, BSN, MNSc, DNSc (St. Mary's Regional Medical Center)
Description: Written by established experts in different medical and nursing fields, this book details ways to avoid common errors in the emergency department.
Purpose: By concentrating on areas that are higher in errors, the book provides an easy to read and navigate resource to help providers in the emergency department minimize these errors. This is a worthy objective and the book provides valuable insight and advice for providers.
Audience: Emergency department and acute care providers are the intended audience, although hospitalists and intensivists could use it a resource as well.
Features: The book is divided into body systems and then other areas to address procedures, legal issues, documentation, and psychosocial issues. An extensive section is devoted just to the acute care of children and the subsequent issues arising from that care. The book is concise, easy to read, and of a manageable size. I especially appreciated the index in the front of the book. I would like to see more illustrations, especially in the radiography and procedure sections. Visual learners would appreciate that.
Assessment: This valuable resource for acute care clinicians is well written at an appropriate level for both novices and experts. What sets it apart from other books in the field are the concise chapters, the logical organization, and the readability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451152852
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1152
File size:
8 MB

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