Chapter

General approach

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199589562.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

General approach

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The emergency department - Note keeping - Radiological requests - Triage - Discharge, referral, and handover - Liaising with GPs - Telephone advice - Liaising with the ambulance crew - Coping as a junior doctor - Inappropriate attenders - The patient with a label - The patient you dislike - Special patient groups - Discharging the elderly patient - The patient with learning difficulties - Patient transfer - Breaking bad news - What to do after a death - Medicolegal aspects: avoiding trouble - Medicolegal aspects: the law - Infection control and prevention - What to carry in your car - At the roadside - Major incidents

Chapter.  14608 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine

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