The vast majority of acute occupational illnesses and injuries are first seen and assessed in the emergency department, but the overwhelming majority of emergency medicine professionals have no formal training in occupational medicine. This book supplies needed guidance on the legal implications for the physician, department, and hospital as well as the most effective and time-efficient treatments for common injuries.
Michael Greenberg is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a qualified occupational physician and author of two books: Occupational, Industrial and Environmental Toxicology (Mosby) and Greenberg’s Atlas of Emergency Medicine (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins)
1 Introduction (James M. Madsen).
2 Potentially Lethal Occupational Exposures (Christina Price and Dennis P. Price).
3 Occupational Dermatology: Issues for the Emergency Department (David Vearrier).
4 Occupational Infections (Amy J. Behrman).
5 Occupational Toxicology (John Curtis and David A. Haggerty).
6 Work-Related Trauma and Injury (Mark Saks and Brad Rahaman).
7 Occupationally Based Disaster Medicine (James M. Madsen).
8 Work-Related Ocular Injuries (Joseph L. D’Orazio).
9 Occupational Illness and Injury in Law Enforcement Personnel (Richard Tovar).
10 Occupational Illness and Injury in Firefighters (Richard Tovar).
11 Occupational Illness and Injury in Prehospital Care Personnel (Derek Isenberg and Carin Van Gelder).
12 Health Hazards and Emergency Care for Health Care Workers (Amy J. Behrman).
13 Occupational Concerns for Truckers and Drivers (Natalie P. Hartenbaum).
14 Arts Medicine: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw).
15 Occupational Hearing Loss: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, and Joseph Sataloff).
16 Voice Disorders: An Overview for Emergency Physicians (Robert T. Sataloff and Mary J. Hawkshaw).