Avoiding Errors in General Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118508890
  • ISBN-13: 9781118508893
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 198 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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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 GP trainees and their trainers, and unlike any other clinical management title available, Avoiding Errors in General Practice identifies and explains the most common errors likely to occur in a practice 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 working with patients. Invaluable during the Foundation Years and beyond, Avoiding Errors in General Practice is the perfect guide to help tackle the professional and emotional challenges of life as a GP. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Part 1.
2: The Legal Structure of Negligence.
3: Causes of Diagnostic Errors in General Practice and How They Can Be Avoided.
4: Bayesian Reasoning and Avoiding Diagnostic Errors.
5: A Potpourri of Advice on Avoiding Errors.
6: Clinical Cases.
7: A Man with Iron Deficiency.
8: When Is a Headache Abrupt?.
9: A Woman with Chest Pain.
10: A Dizzy Man.
11: Rectal Bleeding in a Pregnant Woman.
12: A Pulled Calf Muscle.
13: A Woman with Hemiplegic Migraine.
14: Irritable Bowel Syndrome after Sickness in Goa.
15: A Young Man with Back Pain.
16: Irregular Intermenstrual Bleeding in a Woman on the Pill.
17: A Boy with a Limp.
18: A Runner with a Cough.
19: A Woman with Classical Migraine.
20: A Young Woman with Diarrhoea and Vomiting.
21: Ill-Fitting Dentures in an Elderly Man.
22: Back Pain in a Middle-Aged Woman.
23: Cellulitis in a Man's Foot.
24: A Flare-Up of Ulcerative Colitis.
25: A Woman with a Skin Lump on Her Leg.
26: A Woman with Microscopic Haematuria.
27: A Limping Young Girl.
28: A Builder Tripping Over His Feet.
29: An Anxious Young Woman with Hyperventilation.
30: A Slightly Raised Ast in an Asian Woman.
31: Cough and Fever in a 42-Year-Old Accountant.
32: Lost Prescription: Benzodiazepine Addiction.
33: A Febrile Baby.
34: A Limping Elderly Woman after a Fall.
35: Indigestion in a Stressed Executive.
36: A Hoped-For Pregnancy.
37: A Breast Lump That Disappears.
38: Fever and Cough after an Ankle Fusion.
39: Urinary Problem in a Welder.
40: A Hypertensive 38-Year-Old Woman.
41: A Swollen Lip in A 56-Year-Old Man.
42: A Woman with Fatigue and Weight Gain.
43: A Woman Told Off for Ignoring Her Friends.
44: A Man with a Headache: Swine Flu or Meningitis?.
45: A Woman Suffering Dizziness.
46: A Middle-Aged Man with an Ankle Injury.
47: Investigating and Dealing with Errors.