Emergency care

March/April 2013 Issue
A Practical Guide to Emergency Preparedness for Office-Based Family Physicians [Feature]

Commenting that emergency preparedness often gets short shrift in the family medicine office, the authors describe the program they have implemented in their practice -- a program designed to ensure that every staff member knows what to do in case of an emergency, that necessary medications and equipment are at hand and that dealing with patient emergencies disrupts office flow as little as possible.

Sep-Oct 2009 Issue
Immediate Action Protocol: A Tool to Help Your Practice Assess Suicidal Patients [Feature]

The authors provide a quick-reference guide that includes questions to ask a depressed patient to identify suicidal ideation and space for local resource phone numbers.

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