Items in AFP with MESH term: Physicians' Offices

Medical Emergency Preparedness in Office Practice - Article

ABSTRACT: Most primary care physicians report at least one emergency presenting to their office per year. Asthma, anaphylaxis, shock, seizures, and cardiac arrest are among the most common adult and childhood emergencies in the office setting. Most offices are not fully prepared for these medical emergencies. Practices can initiate a preparedness program by purchasing emergency equipment and medications that reflect the spectrum of anticipated emergencies in their patient populations, the practitioners' skills, and the distance to the nearest emergency department. Physicians and staff should make every effort to maintain current certification in basic or advanced lifesaving courses. Offices may also wish to create a written emergency protocol that outlines the steps to be followed in the event of a medical office emergency. By preparing for medical emergencies with the correct equipment, education, and protocols, offices can greatly decrease the risk of an unfavorable outcome.


What Does Walt Disney Know About Patient Satisfaction? - Feature


Choosing a Practice Facility - Feature


Preparing Your Office for a Medical Emergency - Feature


How to Manage a Pertussis Outbreak in Your Practice - Feature


Efficient Office Design for a Successful Practice - Feature


Quick Ways to Maximize Your Office Space - Feature


Office Laboratory Medicine - AAFP Core Educational Guidelines


AAP Issues Recommendations on Infection Control in Physicians' Offices - Practice Guidelines


Linking the Hospital and the Office in Cardiovascular Secondary Prevention - Editorials



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