This text provides essential, practical guidance for handling the most common emergencies presenting in person or by telephone in primary care offices and urgent care centers. The authors--primary care and emergency medicine physicians--focus on the essential information needed to triage and treat both adults and children. Concise chapters, organized by presenting problem rather than diagnosis, allow for rapid reference.
- Integrates state-of-the-art emergency care with the realities of practice in an outpatient office.
- Prioritizes treatment of emergencies with specific steps for staff and clinicians.
- Offers information on transfer of patients for specific types of emergencies.
- Features tips for recognition of emergencies for both triage staff members and clinicians.
- Includes information on chemical terrorism and bioterrorism · environmental emergencies · and obstetrical and gynecological emergencies.
- Gives pediatric considerations for each type of emergency.
- Lists equipment needed in the office, making it easier for clinicians to ensure they are adequately supplied.
- Recommendations are evidence-based wherever possible, supplemented with clinical experience from practicing physicians.
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Bowman , M. A., & Baxt , W. G. (2003). Office Emergencies. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.