Management of Office Emergencies

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Provides management guidelines from experienced emergency physicians on the full gamut of emergencies likely to occur in the office or ambulatory care setting. The 29 contributions provide an overview of preoperative evaluation of patients and the general response to an emergency; emergency considerations for special types of patients including diabetics, hemophiliacs, and psychiatric patients; considerations of special problems that frequently occur in the office such as syncope, chest pain, asthma, seizures, and shortness of breath; and specialty problems in dentistry, ophthalmology, dermatology, gynecology, and pediatrics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070063037
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/18/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 8.91 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Barton
Chris Barton lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two young sons, who inspired Shark VS. Train while bantering with Daddy.

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of What Are You So Grumpy About?, What's with This Room? and the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit! He is a creative director at an advertising firm, and lives in Illinois with his wife.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The General Approach to an Emergency 3
Ch. 2 IV Access 13
Ch. 3 Drugs Used in Emergencies 21
Ch. 4 Office Use of Sedatives 33
Ch. 5 Local Anaesthetics, Use and Side Effects 47
Ch. 6 Preoperative Assessment of the Office Patient 57
Pt. 2 Special Considerations to Consider Preoperatively 71
Ch. 7 The Diabetic 73
Ch. 8 The Hemophiliac 97
Ch. 9 The Psychiatric Patient 113
Pt. 3 Specific Problems 127
Ch. 10 Endocarditis 127
Ch. 11 Medicolegal Considerations 145
Ch. 12 The Irregular Pulse 157
Ch. 13 Syncope 167
Ch. 14 Stroke 173
Ch. 15 Chest Pain 179
Ch. 16 Shortness of Breath 201
Ch. 17 Asthma 209
Ch. 18 The Unresponsive Patient 225
Ch. 19 Seizures 231
Ch. 20 High Blood Pressure 241
Ch. 21 Low Blood Pressure 251
Ch. 22 Allergic Reactions 263
Pt. 4 Specialty Problems 271
Ch. 23 Dentistry 271
Ch. 24 Ophthalmology 289
Ch. 25 Otolaryngology 301
Ch. 26 Dermatology 315
Ch. 27 Pediatrics 323
Ch. 28 Gynecology 345
Ch. 29 Accessing the EMS System 365
Index 377
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