Minor Emergencies. Splinters to Fractures

Minor Emergencies. Splinters to FracturesBecause a particular condition is labeled as minor, we often see only cursory descriptions of it in textbooks of emergency medicine, which are appropriately oriented toward more serious problems. It is diffi cult and almost impossible for the student, the new resident, or an inexperienced emergency physician to fi nd a useful description of many of the entities covered in this book. Yet it is often just these physicians who are assigned to the walk-in clinics, the urgent care sections of the major teaching emergency departments, and the areas where the minor conditions are likely to be cared for. The logic appears to be that if you haven’t completed your training, you can’t do any harm if the conditions to which you are assigned responsibility aren’t very serious.

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