"Emergency Medicine" Essays and Research Papers

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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine and the Ethical Dilemmas Luisa Martin HCA 322 Instructor Thomas December 5, 2010 Picture this scenario: You are working in the emergency room of a public hospital where the   inflow of patients is higher than the available beds. You are treating an elderly man who is breathless and cyanosed. While you assess whether he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure, he becomes drowsy and starts gasping. You quickly intubate him with some difficulty...

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Lark or Owl

choice than most of us suspect. Emergency room physicians, for example, spend more time working at night throughout their lives than physicians in other specialties. It's no mere coincidence that ER doctors prove to be owls more often than larks. Researchers asked every emergency medicine resident in the U.S. taking an annual exam in 1995 to answer a morningness/eveningness survey. Mark Steele and his colleagues at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine handed out 2,600 surveys, and...

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been limited. (IHI, 2007) Hospitals RN’s have expressed facing problems gaining support to make the changes within health care organizations needed for the team to function properly. Review of the Literature The implementation of Medical Emergency Team’s ( MET’s) also called a Rapid Response Teams ( RRT’s) is becoming popular in health care organization ( HCO’s) in the United States following the concept originally created in Australia. The Institute of Health Improvement has included this...

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COUN5108u05a1 Assessment of Addiction and Co occurring Disorders Jennifer Walker

keep up at work. But Michael was more skeptical and insisted that this sounded too similar to what his parents vaguely called “Tyrell’s episode.” James and Michael’s debate was interrupted by another phone call. Tyrell was in a local hospital emergency room (ER) being treated for injuries after he took a swing at someone in a nightclub. He missed and hit a wall, injuring his hand. James debated whether he should tell the ER staff about his fears of Tyrell abusing meth or Michael’s description of...

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Emergency Room

For our first trip to the hospital I will be going to the emergency room otherwise known as the E.R. The emergency room is a hospital or primary care department that provides initial treatment to patients with a broad span of illnesses and injuries. In the ER there is a vast array of people caring for a patient including physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and surgeons. An abundant amount of tools are used in the emergency room. A stethoscope is a diagnostic tool that allows a nurse or physician...

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Economics of an Urgent Care Center in a Market of Emergency Departments

Economics of an Urgent Care Center in a Market of Emergency Departments One of the contributors to the rising cost of Healthcare can be attributed to the over use of emergency departments (EDs) for non-emergency needs. In the greater Capitol/First/Beacon Hill area there are three major hospitals (Virginia Mason, Harborview, and Swedish) with emergency rooms and no urgent care centers with the exception of Group Health which is restricted to Group Health insurance members. The question I asked...

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Accident, Illness and Emergency Policy

Accident, Illness and Emergency Policy Accident and emergency: It is my policy that when children are in my care I will keep them safe. My premises have been checked and they meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in England. I also regularly review, update and practise my safety routines, including fire drills. As a registered childminder, I am legally required to have a valid first-aid certificate before registration. I can administer basic first-aid treatment,...

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Accident And Emergency Policy

Accident and Emergency Policy Statement I believe that the health and safety of children is of paramount importance. To protect them I will make sure by using safety equipment and checking regularly for hazards. My vehicle is regularly serviced and I use locks on the back doors for child safety. Car seats are checked regularly to make sure they fitted correctly. My premises have been checked and they meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage in England. I also regularly review,...

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Emergency Room Used for Non-Urgent Services

and why the hospital emergency department sometimes used for nonurgent conditions. | The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act, better known as EMTALA was developed due to the concern that patients that could not pay would be denied emergency medical treatment. This law confronted the hospitals that were allegedly transferring, discharging, or refusing to treat patients who did not have insurance. To protect these patients, the 1986 signed law required emergency facilities to must screen...

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Urgent Care Centers vs Emergency Rooms

Emergency Rooms vs Urgent Care Centers People everyday deal with sudden illnesses and emergencies, and it always seems these unfortunate situations happen when your physician’s office is closed.  If your emergency is bad enough, most people will go to their local emergency department, but that may not always be the best choice.  This is where it would benefit people to know the many differences between emergency rooms and urgent care centers. Emergency rooms and urgent care centers differ...

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