Avoiding common errors in the emergency department

Amal Mattu, Arjun S. Chanmugam, Stuart P. Swadron, Carrie D. Tibbles, Dale P. Woolridge

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Abstract

This pocket book 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 errors. The 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherWolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP)
Number of pages1152
ISBN (Electronic)9781451152852
ISBN (Print)9781605472270
StatePublished - Mar 28 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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Mattu, A., Chanmugam, A. S., Swadron, S. P., Tibbles, C. D., & Woolridge, D. P. (2012). Avoiding common errors in the emergency department. Wolters Kluwer Health Adis (ESP).