Research Articles (Emergency Medicine)

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Research Articles (Emergency Medicine)

 

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  • 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 ...
  • Lamprecht, Hein (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-12)
    Emergency point-of-care ultrasound (EPCUS), performed by doctors, has recently become a popular skill that is used to enhance the accuracy of physical examination of patients. EPCUS provides additional, real-time, ...
  • Lamprecht, Hein   Stander, Melanie   Van Hoving, Niel (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-12)
    Clinicians who regularly manage critically ill and injured patients often lack the immediate clinical information that is essential to make correct clinical decisions. Emergency point-of-care ultrasound (EPCUS), ...
  • Smith, Wayne P. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2012-12)
    The incidence of major incidents and disasters has increased over the past decades. A recent Oxfam report highlights a four-fold increase in the occurrence of weather-related disasters in the last two decades. Moreover, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stander, M.   Wallis, L. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2013)
    Background. The performance of safe and effective procedural sedation in the emergency centre has become a core competency in emergency medicine internationally. However, in South Africa clear guidelines are lacking and ...
  • Mac Mahon, A.G. (HMPG, 1974-04)
    Two aspects of the early management of the fractured femur are discussed: the immediate treatment in the pre hospital phase and the transportation of this injury case over a long distance where necessary. In both instances, ...
  • Mac Mahon, A. G. (HMPG, 1976-11)
    Aid given to patients at the roadside may be divided into three categories, namely first aid, ambulance aid and medical aid. The type of assistance actually rendered by the doctor will depend on how well he is equipped. ...
  • Norberg, Johannes   Nilsson, Tomas   Eriksson, Anders   Hardcastle, Timothy (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2009)
    [No abstract available]
  • 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 ...
  • Balfour, Clive (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2006-01)
  • Wallis, Lee A.   Twomey, Michele (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2007-12)
    Introduction. Little is known about the nature of patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) in South Africa. This study aimed to provide evidence on ED usage in Cape Town by studying patients at four community ...
  • Bruijns, S. R.   Engelbrecht, D.   Lubinga, W.   Wallis, L. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008-12)
  • Wallis, L. A.   Gottschalk, S. B.   Wood, D.   Bruijns, S.   De Vries, S.   Balfour, C.   Cape Triage Group (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2006-01)
    The Cape Triage Score (CTS) has been derived by the Cape Triage Group (CTG) for use in emergency units throughout South Africa. It can also be used in the pre-hospital setting, although it is not designed for mass casualty ...
  • Van Hoving, Daniel J.   Smith, Wayne P.   Kramer, Efraim B.   De Vries, Shaheem   Docrat, Fathima   Wallis, Lee A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010-08)
    Background and problem statement. The South African response to the Haitian earthquake consisted of two independent nongovernment organisations (NGOs) working separately with minimal contact. Both teams experienced problems ...

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