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    • 978-1-77760-340-3
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    • Black & White interior
    • 162 pages
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    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
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    • 162 pages
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    • Physician & Patient,
    • Emergency Department,
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Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department
And How to Prevent Having to Go!
by Fred Voon

This is the first book for the general public, written by a physician, to guide you through what really happens in the Emergency Department (ED). In Canada there are over 15 million Emergency visits a year. In the USA, over 145 million annually – a shocking 46 visits for every 100 persons! Learn what to expect if you, or a loved one, becomes one. - What happens and why from the ambulance to the trauma bay? - What and whom should you bring? - Why do you have to wait so long? Why did that person get seen before you? - Who gets seen faster? How can you get treated sooner? - Why do you have to tell the same story over again? - Who are all these people? - What should you do to prepare? Dr. Voon also busts some common myths and provides tons of practical tips and tricks to help you stay out of the ED: - What might not be an emergency after all? - What should everyone stock in their Home Medicine Cabinet? - What internet sites can we trust? As an in-depth and comprehensible resource, this non-fiction is a reference that belongs in every household and every waiting room. Find out more on the web at

“Authoritative, illuminating, and calming health care advice.” — Kirkus Reviews “A handy, useful book. This book gets my seal of approval for readability, price, accuracy of information, and practical usefulness. Anyone who is thinking about going to the ED or who wants to avoid going there could benefit from reading it.” — Harriet Hall, MD, aka “The SkepDoc”, retired family physician and USAF flight surgeon "A great read. Wish everyone would read this before coming to the ER." —Dianne Walter, Emergency RN “I cracked it open last night and I honestly couldn’t put it down! So many practical ‘pearls’ and you’ve written it in such a warm, reassuring style.” — Dr Kate Evans, Family Physician "An insider's guide on how the ER works, who should go, and maybe who does not need to. This is packed together with a bunch of simple advice on how to take care of common health problems. A fascinating read." — Dr. James Heilman, Emergency Physician, Wikipedia Editor, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee “Well written, easy to follow & read, clear and concise. Intriguing, interesting, practical & useful information. Would make a great household book.” — Laureen Bali, Emergency RN “Helpful and informative” — Nancy W.

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Dr. Frederick Voon is a Canadian physician who works in Victoria, B.C. After graduating medical school in 2001, he completed residency training in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He has worked in clinic and hospital settings, both urban and rural, in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and New Zealand. Currently he is an executive of the Victoria Emergency Physicians Association and the hospital Medical Staff Association with a special interest in business, information technology, mindfulness in medicine, transitions in care, and physician wellness. A Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, he enjoys teaching and personal as well as professional development.


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