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Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department [Paperback]

Amal Mattu MD , Arjun S. Chanmugam MD MBA , Stuart P. Swadron MD FRCP(C) FACEP , Carrie Tibbles MD , Dale Woolridge MD PhD
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May 24, 2010 1605472271 978-1605472270 1

Avoiding Common Errors in the Emergency Department succinctly describes 400 errors commonly made by attendings, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in the emergency department, and gives practical, easy-to-remember tips for avoiding these pitfalls. This pocket book can easily be read immediately before the start of a rotation or used for quick reference on call.

Each error is described in a short clinical scenario, followed by a discussion of how and why the error occurs and tips on how to avoid or ameliorate problems. Areas covered include psychiatry, pediatrics, poisonings, cardiology, obstetrics and gynecology, trauma, general surgery, orthopedics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, renal, anesthesia and airway management, urology, ENT, and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Sections that focus on non-clinical aspects of emergency medicine practice—such as proper documentation, communication with consultants, and interactions with lawyers—are also included.


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Product Details

  • Series: Avoiding Common Errors
  • Paperback: 1152 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; 1 edition (May 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605472271
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605472270
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome May 13, 2011
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I am an attending in a busy level 1 trauma center; This book is exactly what I was looking for. It is chock full of pearls and tidbits along with sound common sense advice. What was previously considered dogma is not necessarily so now. I look forward to reading a portion every day; this from an attending of 30 years who stopped any kind of regimented reading schedule after I recertified for the third time. This book is awesome and truly one of a kind. LT
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By Bezoar
Format:Paperback
q As my attention defect kicks in and I look at Tintinellil as a slow death and Rosen as a quick and merciful death, "avoiding common airs" has become my
study book of choice. Great topics, very short chapters, 100% clinical information, and a generous scattering of wisdom and insults that may serve in my arsenal the next shift I am playing games with less adaptive departments. These chapters are short, scary, and loaded with real world wisdom. There are plenty of snide remarks to reward the reader. I have recommended this book to Barns and Nobel for their E reader. I think the short chapters in this book lead themselves to the format of an e readers. I love this book and plan to read it many many times. Thank you to the authors for making it so readable and making the conclusions clear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loaded with information ... May 18, 2013
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But very tiny print ... this book is packed for the size and price. Excellent tips and relatively portable. I recommend it.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars for fine-tuning your practice November 26, 2012
By Dr BS
Format:Paperback
Despite its length, this is not a review book. What this is: a concise book full of tips to help you keep up-to-date with your practice. The chapters are concise and deal with individual, important topics. For instance, there is no detailed road map for handling septic shock, but rather how and why to choose specific pressors. Recommendations are evidence-based, well-referenced.
This book really challenges a lot of what we do by rote in the ED and a lot of old dogma.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By jBO
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This book is really interesting and anyone who works in am emergency department can benefit from reading it. It's easy to read, short chapters, simple (enough) terms. I'm buying the next one in the series!
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By crash
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This is the first time I have used one of the books in the Avoiding Common Errors series. Most of the topics discussed are relevant to the clinical emergency medicine. The questions that lead into each topic are very specific for example "post cholecystectomy pain". In general the topics were covered in sufficient detail to give a reader a decent amount of knowledge about a topic
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5.0 out of 5 stars great Book May 8, 2014
By tom
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It has a lot of great information of things to watch out for. I highly recommend it. But, I telling you this from a point of view of a nurse practitioner. A physician might see things differently-but I doubt it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! November 15, 2013
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This was just what I was looking for it couldn't be any better! This sell was on time and great to work with!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading
I'm an ER resident. This has small sections and are easy reading for when I'm on off service rotations or have a couple of minutes here or there. Nice and compact.
Published 8 months ago by BTP
5.0 out of 5 stars the book arrived intact
The book well-thought-out, well-written, it has proved to be extremely helpful, the information was timely, well formatted and easily readable .
Published 9 months ago by timothy Bryant
5.0 out of 5 stars Tons of useful information
Work in fairly busy ED and read this straight through looking for possible weak spots in my care. Found several potential areas and addressed them. Read more
Published 10 months ago by A little further down the road
5.0 out of 5 stars Learn from the errors of others...
I appreciate the format of this book, with each chapter titled with the emergency medicine problem that has been the frequent cause of bad outcomes. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
A very useful book written in an engaging style. I read a section nearly every day and have incorporated into practice
Published 12 months ago by anonymous consumer
4.0 out of 5 stars fine book
I like the concept of this book it is simple, clear what he author wanted to tell and it contais good amount of information. It was worth the money invested. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jozef Holjencik
3.0 out of 5 stars not concise enough
it's big title..
good information
but needs to be concise. or squares of summary, important points in between.. to grasp reader's attention
Published on May 16, 2012 by Almaateeq
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I highly recommend this book for every MD working in ER. Well written, it will help you to take care of your patients and yourself. Well worth the price.
Published on November 27, 2011 by I. baral
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