Emergency medicine is high risk. Emergency care providers are tasked with caring for patients they don’t know in a time-pressured and overcrowded environment. Complicating matters further is the fact that the majority of
patients in the emergency department have non–life-threatening conditions, so health care providers are easily lulled into a false sense that the patient lying before them has a benign disease.Avoiding common errors emergency department 2nd edition pdf helps the doctors to minimize such mistakes.
The significant challenge in emergency medicine is to sort through the morass of favorable conditions to accurately find and treat the deadly ones to see the proverbial needles in the haystack.
Even when confronted with non–life-threatening conditions, acute care providers face the challenge of delivering excellent care efficiently, communicating with patients quickly, discharging patients with proper outpatient care instructions, and then rapidly moving on to the next patient. Errors in this setting are inevitable. It is author goal in creating this Avoiding common errors emergency department 2nd edition pdf textbook to help minimize those mistakes by educating the reader about common errors and pitfalls in the practice of emergency medicine.
Most avoiding common errors emergency department 2nd edition pdf tend to be relatively similar to prior editions, generally with only 15% to 20% turnover of topics and writers. For this second version, however, we decided to take an entirely different approach. The majority of authors to this Avoiding common errors emergency department 2nd edition pdf are new, and those that are repeated authors were given altogether new topics on which to write. The author intentionally did this to provide a large group of new issues as well as a fresh look at repeat topics. The result is that this original text reads more like a second volume rather than a second edition. Author anticipate that readers will continue to benefit from the first version even as they delve into the second.
As with the first edition, author chose topics based on three main themes:
Errors that are common, errors that pose an imminent danger to the patient, and errors that pose a significant medicolegal risk to the healthcare provider.
The majority of errors that author included have been organized into various organ systems, such as the cardiovascular system, neurologic system, and so on. Also, separate sections are present, which focus on nonclinical aspects of emergency medicine practice such as proper documentation, communication with consultants, interactions with lawyers, etc. It is author expectation that the text will be read not in a single sitting but instead
will be savored over a much more extended period. Our choice of 365 chapters is no coincidence…we suggest that readers only read one chapter per day over the course of a year.
It is author sincere hope that the reader finds this text practical and usable and that learning about these common errors produces a tangible improvement in patient care. Our best wishes to you and your patients!