Family Medicine pp 1363-1394 | Cite as

Emergency Medicine

  • Laurence R. Plumb


Emergencies are by definition problems that are both unexpected and require immediate action. The family physician is the point of first contact for many emergencies; therefore, he should be competent to handle the initial phase of all common emergencies. The degree to which the individual practitioner treats the patient alone or seeks consultation and referral will depend on the practitioner’s training, location, availability of consultants, medicolegal constraints, as well as the interest and desires of the physician and the patient.


Foreign Body Status Epilepticus Hypovolemic Shock Flail Chest Methanol Poisoning 
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