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Medical emergency situations occur commonly in busy offices of family physicians, specialist physicians and dentists. However, studies show many of these offices are poorly prepared for such emergencies.

In addition to the free video on this website, the following resources provide further information to help prepare for office emergencies. 

SELECTED ARTICLES & RESOURCES
  • Algorithms for management of common emergencies
  • List of recommended equipment based on office type
Medical emergency preparedness in office practice. (2007) American Family Physician  
  • List of common emergencies
  • List of considerations when purchasing an AED
  • Algorithms for management of common emergencies 
A Practical Guide for Safe and Effective Office-Based Practices (pdf). (2012). College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario 
  • Checklist to determine risk level of your clinic
  • List of recommended equipment
PEDIATRICS

Preparation for Emergencies in the Offices of Pediatricians and Pediatric Primary Care Providers (2007) American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Office appraisal checklist
  • Sample code charting checklist
Guidelines for paediatric emergency equipment and supplies for a physician’s office .pdf (2009). Canadian Pediatrics Society
  • List of recommended equipment and medications

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From: Preparation for Emergencies in the Offices of Pediatricians and Pediatric Primary Care Providers (2007) American Academy of Pediatrics  Dec 12, 2014, 8:39 PM Simon Moore
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List of Canadian mandatory resuscitation equipment policies, sorted by province  504k v. 5 Mar 21, 2012, 7:21 AM Office Emergencies
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Consent form in .PDF format  219k v. 3 Nov 17, 2011, 3:28 PM Office Emergencies
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Is This an Emergency? List of criteria for which a front desk staff member should activate emergency response  1292k v. 2 Feb 5, 2012, 9:35 PM Office Emergencies
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Are You Calling 911? Cue card for front desk staff with information a 911 or emergency operator may request  1173k v. 2 Feb 5, 2012, 9:35 PM Office Emergencies
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List of references used in training video at OfficeEmergencies.ca  131k v. 2 Feb 5, 2012, 9:29 PM Office Emergencies
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Poster in .PDF format. Print and share this free video with your colleagues.  1718k v. 3 Nov 17, 2011, 3:28 PM Office Emergencies
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