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Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department: And How to Prevent Having to Go!

Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department: And How to Prevent Having to Go!

by Dr. Fred Voon, Cynthia Lank

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This is the first book for the general public, written by a physician, to guide you through what really happens in the Emergency Department (ED).

Learn what to expect if you, or a loved one, becomes one of the 15 million visitors to the ED in Canada every year.

- What happens and why from the ambulance to the trauma bay?
- What and whom should you bring?
- Why do you have to wait so long? Why did that person get seen before you?
- Who gets seen faster? How can you get treated sooner?
- Why do you have to tell the same story over again?
- Who are all these people?
- What should you do to prepare?

Dr. Voon also busts some common myths and provides tons of practical tips and tricks to help you stay out of the ED:

- What might not be an emergency after all?
- What should everyone stock in their Home Medicine Cabinet?
- What internet sites can we trust?

As an in-depth and comprehensible resource, this non-fiction is a reference that belongs in every household and every waiting room.

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BN ID: 2940162517450
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Frederick Voon is a Canadian physician who works in Victoria, B.C.

After graduating medical school in 2001, he completed residency training in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He has worked in clinic and hospital settings, both urban and rural, in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and New Zealand.

Currently he is an executive of the Victoria Emergency Physicians Association and the hospital Medical Staff Association with a special interest in business, information technology, mindfulness in medicine, transitions in care, and physician wellness.

A Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, he enjoys teaching and personal as well as professional development.

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