Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007 Feb;25(1):189-201.

Reducing risk in emergency department wound management.

Author information

1
San Antonio Uniformed Health Services Health Education Consortium Emergency Medicine Residency, San Antonio, TX, USA. james.pfaff@amedd.army.mil

Abstract

Although substantial dollar amounts are not involved, wound-care litigation constitutes a significant number of lawsuits to emergency medicine physicians, resulting in an increased drain on the physician's time and exposing the physician to all the psychosocial effects involved in the medicolegal process. The procedures outlined in this article-paying attention to wound-care principles, involving patients in the medical decision-making process, and ensuring appropriate medical follow-up-can, it is hoped, reduce the incidence of medical claims.

PMID:
17400081
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2007.01.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center