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    • Assessment of routine laboratory screening of adult psychiatric patients presenting to an emergency centre in Cape Town 

      Crede, Andreas; Geduld, Heike; Wallis, Lee (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2011-12)
      Managing mental health patients forms part of the workload in emergency centres (ECs) throughout the Western Cape (WC), which has an estimated overall lifetime prevalence of mental health disorders of 39.4%. The Mental ...

    • Complications of tube thoracostomy for chest trauma 

      Maritz, David; Wallis, Lee; Hardcastle, Timothy (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
      Objective. To determine the insertional and positional complications encountered by the placement of intercostal chest drains (ICDs) for trauma and whether further training is warranted in operators inserting intercostal ...

    • Emergency centres lack defibrillator knowledge 

      Louw, Pauline; Maritz, David; Wallis, Lee (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-07)
      In the emergency centre (EC), a number of essential items of equipment are needed to manage a wide variety of acute life-threatening emergencies. Their correct use depends heavily on the training and experience of ...