Emergency drugs in general practice

Aust Fam Physician. 2008 Jul;37(7):541-7.


General practitioners need the knowledge, skills, drugs and equipment for managing medical emergencies. Clinics need treatment rooms and doctor's bags that enable emergencies to be managed onsite and offsite respectively. Rural medical generalists may provide more advanced emergency management in their local hospitals. In managing emergencies, GPs may be working with paramedics, therefore it helps to be familiar with their skills and with the drugs they carry.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Drug Utilization / standards*
  • Emergencies*
  • Family Practice*
  • Humans
  • Victoria