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Textbook for procedures?

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by confused_amused, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. confused_amused

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    Hi there, I was wondering if anyone knew of a good textbook that described all of the office-based procedures that one would do in the family practice setting? I seem to think that there was a good book that a program used one time when i was on a family medicine rotation. For example for removing a toe nail, it'd have a list of tools needed, step by step directions and pictures of important steps. Does anyone know what this book might be? Or a good text for this in general? A friendly neighborhood drug-rep offered to buy me a book and i'd like to take them up on that offer. Thanks.
     
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    That's exactly what i was looking for. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. halodoctor

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    thanks for the link kent.

    quick question, what are the chances that i'd be doing a swan-ganz catheterization in my office?

    more generally, what percentage of these procedures would practically be used by an fp?

    thanks...
     
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    link is also another which contains lots of procedures a PCP would do as well as more invasive ED procedures.
     
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    The book isn't solely aimed at ambulatory practices. Some FPs do hospital medicine; all FM residents do.

    Pretty much 100%, potentially. John Pfenninger is an FP. Helluva nice guy, too...I've had the pleasure of meeting him.
     
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    ok, poor wording on my behalf.

    what are the chances that if you are in a big city (los angeles) private practice, you'd be using 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, or 100 percent of those procedures...?
     
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    The only thing preventing you from doing them is your willingness to learn and do them.

    Most of us have a certain "repertoire" of procedures that we're comfortable with, and the rest we're happy to send elsewhere. In some cases, they're worth neither the time nor the additional malpractice coverage.

    Procedurewise, I peform cryosurgery, skin biopsies, laceration repair, abscess drainage, joint aspiration/injection, partial nail avulsions, but not much else. This is by choice. I learned plenty of other ambulatory procedures in residency (flexible sigmoidoscopy, nasopharyngoscopy, colposcopy, vasectomy, etc.) plus the usual hospital-based procedures (central line placement, Swan-Ganz catheterization, etc.), but I've chosen to limit my "repertoire" for a variety of reasons.
     

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