Occupational Emergency Medicine
With a large proportion of emergency admissions due to occupational health problems, the effect this can have on your practice cannot be ignored. Owing to the shortage of occupational physicians and limited worker access to health care, the diagnosis and treatment of occupational diseases rely increasingly on the emergency physician. Apart from extra paperwork, owing to the extra legal and administrative regulations, a lack of knowledge of occupational medicine can risk a missed diagnosis.
This burden of work means occupational disorders impact the whole of the emergency department. Michael Greenberg addresses your questions and concerns about the management of these patients:
* from triage to discharge, and beyond
* for all work-place injuries or disorders, whether office-based, agricultural or industrial
* and their employment regulations
Occupational Emergency Medicine is an essential reference for emergency physicians and trainees, featuring comprehensive information on legal issues involving the physician, and advice on managing occupational health admissions.
Michael Greenberg is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Professor of Public Health at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. He is a qualified occupational physician and author of two books: Occupational, Industrial and Environmental Toxicology (Mosby) and Greenberg's Atlas of Emergency Medicine (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins).