Joel M Geiderman

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Part 1 of this 2-article series reviews serious moral problems created by emergency department (ED) crowding. In this second part of the series, we identify and describe operational and financial barriers to resolving the crisis of ED crowding, along with a variety of institutional and public policy strategies proposed or implemented to overcome those(More)
Respect for patient privacy and confidentiality is an ancient and a contemporary professional responsibility of physicians. Carrying out this responsibility may be more challenging and more important in the emergency department than in many other clinical settings. Part I of this 2-part article outlines the basic concepts of privacy and confidentiality,(More)
Error in medicine is a subject of continuing interest among physicians, patients, policymakers, and the general public. This article examines the issue of disclosure of medical errors in the context of emergency medicine. It reviews the concept of medical error; proposes the professional duty of truthfulness as a justification for error disclosure; examines(More)
In this review, the physiologic and pharmacologic effects of tricyclic antidepressants are discussed as they apply to an overdose situation. Systemic arterial hypotension is a frequent occurrence in major overdoses. Occasionally conventional resuscitative measures such as crystalloid or colloid infusion are inadequate and vasoactive agents must be employed(More)
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