Catherine V. Caldicott, MD
Caldicott CV. Procedures in General Practice. Ann Intern Med. 1998;128:80. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-128-1-199801010-00032
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(1):80.
Brown JS; ed. 177 pages. London: BMJ; 1997. $43.00. ISBN 0727910353. Order phone 44-71-387-4499.
Field of medicine: General medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Residents in primary care and emergency medicine, primary care physicians, and senior medical students.
Purpose: To improve the skills of primary practitioners performing minor surgical procedures. Secondary goals are to increase job satisfaction and decrease referrals to subspecialists for procedures that can be done in primary care settings.
Content: This book contains basic, practical advice on the performance of several common office procedures, but it is not meant to be comprehensive. Procedures are explained not from the point of view of specialists but from the perspective and experience of general practitioners with particular areas of expertise. The procedures discussed range from proctoscopy and joint aspiration to ear wax removal and the radiosurgical excision of nails and nevi. Chapters on setting up procedure rooms, infection control, the medicolegal aspects of performing procedures, principles of local anesthesia, and sending specimens to the histology laboratory are also included. Most chapters provide reference lists.
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