Philadelphia: W B Saunders, 2009.
Hardcover. Near Fine with no dust jacket. Item #9856
Slight wear. Crisp hardcover.; 20 articles "provide a valuable resource to help emergency care providers learn about the medicolegal risk they face and about how to minimize that risk. Articles also address general topics in risk management, such as the legal process, documentation and communication, liability insurance, and triage and consultations. Authors also address many specific high-risk chief complaints, including chest pain, abdominal pain, and headache. They also address scenarios where medicolegal risk is increased, including issues pertaining to the use of physical and chemical restraints, clearance of the psychiatric patient, consent and refusal of care, and medical screening requirements. Finally authors address problems of ED overcrowding and suggest some solutions." Contents: Clinical practice guidelines in the emergency department / Pooja Agrawal and Joshua M Kosowsky; Professional liability insurance / Morsal R. Tahouni and Joseph H. Kahn; The legal process / Richard D. Zane; Managing emergency department overcrowding / Jonathan S. Olshaker; Risk management for the emergency physician : competency and decision-making capacity, informed consent, and refusal of care against medical advice / Brendan G. Magauran Jr; Evaluation of physician competency and clinical performance in emergency medicine / William E. Baker; Triage, EMTALA, consultations, and prehospital medical control / Paul A. Testa and Maureen Gang; Critical aspects of emergency department documentation and communication / Kenneth T. Yu and Robert A. Green; Physical and chemical restraints / Victoria A. Coburn and Mark B. Mycyk; Evaluation of the psychiatric patient / Tara Raviprakash Sood and Christopher M. Mcstay; High-risk chief complaints I : chest pain--the big three / Kar-mun C. Woo and Jeffrey I Schneider; High-risk chief complaints II : disorders of the head and neck / Lauren Nentwich and Andrew S. Ulrich; High-risk chief complaints III : abdomen and extremitates / Karis Tekwani and Rishi Sikka; Afterword : high success approach / Jonathan S. Olshaker, Brendan G. Magauran Jr, and Joseph H. Kahn. ; Emergency Medical Clinics of North America, November 2009, Volume 27, Number; Vol. 4; xvii, 555-779 pages.