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This is the first book for the general public, written by a physician, to guide you through what really happens in the Emergency Department (ED).
In Canada there are over 15 million Emergency visits a year. In the USA, over 145 million annually - a shocking 46 visits for every 100 persons Learn what to expect if you, or a loved one, becomes one.
- What happens and why from the ambulance to the trauma bay? - What and whom should you bring? - Why do you have to wait so long? Why did that person get seen before you? - Who gets seen faster? How can you get treated sooner? - Why do you have to tell the same story over again? - Who are all these people? - What should you do to prepare?
Dr. Voon also busts some common myths and provides tons of practical tips and tricks to help you stay out of the ED:
- What might not be an emergency after all? - What should everyone stock in their Home Medicine Cabinet? - What internet sites can we trust?
As an in-depth and comprehensible resource, this non-fiction is a reference that belongs in every household and every waiting room.