ER: Enter At Your Own Risk
How To Avoid Dangers Inside Emergency Rooms
by Dr. Joel Cohen
Emergency rooms, with their understaffing, overcrowding, stressed-out and sometimes inexperienced doctors and nurses, are jungles, according to emergency/urgent care physician, Dr. Joel Cohen. Yet each year a tidal wave of nearly 100 million injured, ill and unsuspecting people come through emergency room doors little prepared for the hidden dangers lurking inside.
Dr. Cohen exposes the hushed and hidden dangers waiting to assault you or your loved ones at your most vulnerable when sudden injury or illness strikes.
Drawing on stories of real patients in common emergency room situations and his own experiences and expertise as an ER insider, Dr. Cohen reveals the fifteen most devastating danters present in ERs and their solutions. He also shows readers the best way to avoid becoming ER malpractice statistics and to get the best treatment possible in the ER from experts instead of the inept.
You will learn how to be your own health care advocate, how to decide when and where to seek emergency professional care and why you must prepare for sudden illness or injury before it happens.
Concise, yet packed with information, ER: Enter At Your Own Risk is a must read in this age of cost-conscious HMO's and hospital downsizing.
"Chillingly focuses on understaffed and overburdened hospitals...patients
place their lives and well-being in jeopardy every time they walk...through
— New York Times
"Very helpful. Prepare[s] you for what to expect in a medical emergency."
— Los Angeles Times
"Cohen clearly advises what to do in emergency medical situations."
"An invaluable compendium of sound advice."
— Midwest Book Review
*Featured in the New York Times, LA Times, Star-Ledger and Chicago Tribune
*Syndicated nationally by Scripps Howard News Service
Dr. Joel Cohen is a practicing emergency/urgent care physician and has been a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine as well as other medical schools. He resides in New York.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 208 pages
LC #2001089168, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-205-5 (pb), $14.95