Occupational Emergency Medicine / Edition 1

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With a large proportion of emergency admissions due to occupational health problems, the effect this can have on your practice cannot be ignored. Owing to the shortage of occupational physicians and limited worker access to health care, the diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases rely increasingly on the emergency physician. Apart from extra paperwork, owing to the extra legal and administrative regulations, a lack of knowledge of occupational medicine can risk a missed diagnosis.

This burden of work means occupational disorders impact the whole of the emergency department. Michael Greenberg addresses your questions and concerns about the management of these patients:

  • from triage to discharge, and beyond
  • for all work-place injuries or disorders, whether office-based, agricultural or industrial
  • and their employment regulations

Occupational Emergency Medicine is an essential reference for emergency physicians and trainees, featuring comprehensive information on legal issues involving the physician, and advice on managing occupational health admissions.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Useful for emergency physicians and trainees, this guide addresses concerns related to the emergency department's management of patients with workplace injuries and disorders acquired in office, agricultural, industrial, healthcare, first responder, and other settings." (Booknews, 1 June 2011
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: J. Thomas Pierce, MBBS PhD(Navy Environmental Health Center)
Description: Until this book, no other publication adequately addressed the intersection of emergency and occupational medicine in a concise, functional manner. While there are several good references in the either/or category, they fall short of addressing the breadth of toxicology, women's health, state commission rulings, medical review officer requirements and many other important areas that this book embraces.
Purpose: This is intended for busy emergency physicians looking for a practical guide to occupational medicine in the emergency department.
Audience: The audience includes students, residents, practitioners of occupational and emergency medicine and a number of allied health disciplines.
Features: The wide-ranging chapters cover potentially lethal occupational exposures, occupational dermatology, infections, toxicology, work-related trauma and injury, occupationally-based disaster medicine, work-related ocular injuries, occupational pulmonary disease, occupational illness and injury in law enforcement personnel, occupational illness and injury in firefighters, occupational illness and injury in prehospital care personnel, health hazards and emergency care for healthcare workers, occupational concerns for truckers and drivers, unusual problems in occupational emergency medicine, arts medicine, occupational hearing loss, and voice disorders.
Assessment: While the title might conjure up routine visions of work hazards, this 300-page book covers some unusual but important topics such as arts medicine. The authors note that topics such as arts and sports medicine go beyond typical medical training and require a synthesis involving the doctor, performers and athletes, and their trainers. For both arts and sports medicine, the definition of "normal" is quite different than elsewhere, because such performers undergo "sophisticated self-analysis and narrow definition of what they themselves might regard as 'normal.'"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405180719
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 989,742
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Greenberg is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Public Health at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. He is a qualified occupational physician and author of two books: Occupational, Industrial and Environmental Toxicology (Mosby) and Greenberg's Atlas of Emergency Medicine (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

1 Introduction (James M. Madsen).

2 Potentially Lethal Occupational Exposures (Christina Price and Dennis P. Price).

3 Occupational Dermatology: Issues for the Emergency Department (David Vearrier).

4 Occupational Infections (Amy J. Behrman).

5 Occupational Toxicology (John A. Curtis and David A. Haggerty).

6 Work-Related Trauma and Injury (Mark Saks and Brad A. Rahaman).

7 Occupationally Based Disaster Medicine (James M. Madsen).

8 Work-Related Ocular Injuries (Joseph L. D’Orazio).

9 Occupational Pulmonary Disease (Michael G. Holland).

10 Occupational Illness and Injury in Law Enforcement Personnel (Richard T. Tovar).

11 Occupational Illness and Injury in Firefi ghters (Richard T. Tovar).

12 Occupational Illness and Injury in Prehospital Care Personnel (Derek L. Isenberg and Carin M. Van Gelder).

13 Health Hazards and Emergency Care for Health Care Workers (Amy J. Behrman).

14 Occupational Concerns for Truckers and Drivers (Natalie P. Hartenbaum).

15 Unusual Problems in Occupational Emergency Medicine (Edward A. Ramoska and Guneesh Saluja).

16 Arts Medicine: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw).

17 Occupational Hearing Loss: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Joseph Sataloff).

18 Voice Disorders: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw).



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