Pediatric office emergencies

Susan M Fuchs*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Pediatricians regularly see emergencies in the office, or children that require transfer to an emergency department, or hospitalization. An office self-assessment is the first step in determining how to prepare for an emergency. The use of mock codes and skill drills make office personnel feel less anxious about medical emergencies. Emergency information forms provide valuable, quick information about complex patients for emergency medical services and other physicians caring for patients. Furthermore, disaster planning should be part of an office preparedness plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1153-1161
Number of pages9
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume60
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Disasters
  • Emergency information
  • Mock codes
  • Office emergencies
  • Office preparedness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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