Avoiding Errors in Paediatrics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118441958
  • ISBN-13: 9781118441954
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Do you order too many medical tests because youre scared of making a mistake? Do you avoid certain procedures for fear of the consequences and refer nearly every patient you see? Some of the most important and best lessons in a doctors career are learnt from unfortunate mistakes. However, an awareness of the common causes of medical error and developing positive behaviours, can reduce the risk of mistakes and litigation. Written specifically for junior medical staff, and unlike any other paediatric clinical management title available, Avoiding Errors in Paediatrics identifies and explains the most common errors likely to occur in a paediatric setting - so you wont repeat them. This brand new guide uses case scenarios based on real-life events, and provides clinical teaching points and strategies to help you engage in safe practice throughout your career. The cases are complemented by insight into how best to deal with complaints, and subsequent potential medico-legal consequences, helping to reduce your anxiety when actively working with patients. Invaluable during the Foundation Years and beyond, Avoiding Errors in Paediatrics is the perfect guide to help tackle the professional and emotional challenges of life as a paediatrician.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Part 1.
2: Errors and Their Causes.
3: Medico-Legal Aspects.
4: Clinical Cases.
5: A Boy with a Limp.
6: A Fitting Infant.
7: A Persistent Fever.
8: A Biking Injury.
9: A Teenager with Abdominal Pain.
10: A Young Girl with a Vaginal Discharge.
11: An Iatrogenic Problem.
12: An Infant with a Large Head.
13: An Infant with Bloody Diarrhoea.
14: An Infant with Persistent Jaundice.
15: A Child with Leukaemia and Tummy Ache.
16: A Boy with Fever and Rigors.
17: A Stiff Hand.
18: A Serious Feeding Problem.
19: Fits, Faints and Funny Turns.
20: A Hospital Acquired Infection.
21: Recurrent Wheeze.
22: A Jaundiced Neonate.
23: A Febrile Boy with a Limp.
24: A Febrile Neonate.
25: A Neonate with Abnormal Movements.
26: A Teenager with Scrotal Pain.
27: A Boy with Nonspecific Symptoms.
28: A Delayed Walker.
29: A Diabetic Girl with a Headache.
30: A Boy with Sickle Cell Disease and a Fever.
31: Negative Test Results.
32: A Bad Case of 'Flu.
33: A Difficult Transfer.
34: Treatment for Tonsillitis.
35: Increasing Respiratory Distress.
36: A Feverish Girl with Poor Feeding.
37: An Infant with a Swollen Face.
38: Starting a New Treatment.
39: The Importance of Interpretation.
40: A Febrile Boy with a Scald.
41: Investigating and Dealing with Errors.
42: Introduction.
43: How Hospitals Try to Prevent Errors and Their Recurrence.
44: The Role of Hospital Staff.
45: External Investigators.
46: Hospital Investigations.
47: Legal Advice – Where to Get It and How to Pay.
48: External Inquiries.
49: The Role of the Doctor.
50: Emotional Repercussions.
51: Conclusion.
52: References and Further Reading.