Browsing Research Articles (Emergency Medicine) by Title

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    • Medical aid at the roadside 

      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. ...

    • Penetrating the acoustic shadows : emergency ultrasound in South African emergency departments 

      Bruijns, S. R.; Engelbrecht, D.; Lubinga, W.; Wallis, L. A. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2008-12)

    • Pre hospital management of the fractured femur using the Tauranga Thomas splint 

      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, ...

    • Procedural sedation in the emergency centre 

      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 ...

    • Trauma unit emergency doctor airway management 

      Hardcastle T. C.; Goff T. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2007)
      Objectives. To audit indications for and practice (in terms of training/ qualification) of definitive airway management compared with current UK practices. Design. Consecutive observational study. Setting. Tygerberg Academic ...

    • Triage in mass casualty situations 

      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, ...

    • Workload and casemix in Cape Town emergency departments 

      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 ...