CC Betsy is a 31-year-old female here today to discuss hand pain and an emergency room visit. HPI The patient tells me she was cutting an avocado on September 17th. She said she was using a knife to remove the pit of the avocado and was holding the avocado in her left hand, the knife in her right hand, and was trying to stab at the pit. Unfortunately, she missed the pit and cut her hand. She said the wound was to the area above her fifth metatarsal, more on the palm side, than on the finger
up from an emergency room visit for back pain. He arrived 15 minutes late for this appointment after having not shown up for his appointment in September. He presents today with his wife. HPI The patient tells me he has had chronic back pain pretty much since he was a teenager. Initially the pain would come and go when he was younger, but in recent years, his pain has been significantly increased. He has been to see multiple doctors in the past for his back pain. With prior visits, he was referred
problem of management of acute and chronic pain. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects proper pain management on nursing practice, population most effected by chronic and acute pain, ways to improve pain management from a nursing perspective. Practice Setting Problem The proper managing of acute and chronic pain is a hot topic in the field of nursing. The poor management of pain by nursing is well a documented problem. Of the five vital signs pain is the most subjective of them all.
warrant a trip to the emergency room could save your life. To help residents in the Mid-Williamette Valley area of Oregon stay informed, the caring staff at Santiam Hospital has compiled a list of warning signs. If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, head to the emergency room: Severe Pain: If you have inexplicable severe pain anywhere on your body, it’s a good idea to seek specialized care from emergency room personnel. Acute abdominal, chest, and head pains could be indicative
working in an emergency department for eight years you get to know the “frequent flyer”. These are the patients that come in multiple times a month for either the same thing or a variety of chief complaints. The true reason for their visit is usual non-medical and so they are discharged after there symptoms have been addressed. For this reason they are placed in medical surgical beds in order to conserve resources. Chest Pain Every Day A woman in her early 60’s rolled up to the emergency room rapid triage
Heather Lancaster Patient Behavior When you think of the type of people that visit the hospital, civilians will tell you, “It’s for people who are sick.” A Doctor would need more than two hands to count the different types of people they’ve come across in their time. In the emergency room there are many types of patients. From regular visits over minor pain to impatient individuals who don’t like sitting next to the lady coughing in her mask. At the end of the day, all of these people can be classified
Policy Paper Reducing and Preventing Drug Seeking Behavior in the Emergency Department November 28, 2012 Problem identification “Drug seeking” in the emergency department is a serious social and health problem in the United States today. Abuse and exploitation of controlled prescription medication is a significant and growing problem on a daily basis, especially for the emergency room staff. This is a difficult healthcare issue and the goal is to try to reduce
of injury. She tripped and fell to right knee. Diagnoses were pain in joint of lower leg and pain in right knee. 12/18/15 Progress Report by Dr. Fuhrmeister described that the patient has right knee pain with radiation to the right leg. She is s/p right knee arthroscopy on 04/22/15. MRI of the right knee on 04/11/15 reported a lateral meniscal tear. It was recommended to have an MRI of a right knee and try PT, over her last visit on 11/16/15. The patient is requesting refills on medications.
Drug abuse in America is at an all time high across the country. Most people start out with a legit medical issue that leads to a prescription for pain, anxiety, stress, or even trouble concentrating. After repeated prescriptions, the body tends to get use to the medicine, with then leaves the body craving more. In fact, prescription drug abuse is the highest drugs abused my both men and women. Research shows that young adults ages 18 to 25 are the prime abusers of prescription drugs, ADHD drugs
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