3.2 explain procedures to be followed if an accident or sudden illness should occur If there is an accident carers should press the emergency alarms situated in every room this will bring instant assistance.
• Ladders- make sure you use a ladder that matches the requirements of your work • Personal Protective Equipment- protects you from harmful chemicals and materials • Emergencies- make sure all personnel is familiar with what to do in case of an accident
Emergency Department David W. Banson Stratford University HCA 530 May 5, 2015 Dr. Zelalem Atlee Emergency Department Introduction Any patient brought into the Emergency Department, is first signed in at ED receptionist desk and triaged by a triage nurse, prioritized and brought to patient room by a charged nurse either by wheelchair or stretcher or walking
In order to survive during an earthquake, you must be very aware of how exactly to react and what to do in order to survive. The California Department of Public Health informs families to make a plan to evacuate their homes and find a safe place to go after the first sign of an earthquake (Earthquakes). This is the right thing to do, but people need to know where to go and how fast they need to act. Currently “California does not have an operational earthquake early warning system” (California Seismic Safety Commission) which could warn people when they need to evacuate before the earthquake even hits. I believe that the government of California needs to bring the early warning system back into their safety procedures. The government could also make clear where citizens from each county should go short term and long term in the case of an earthquake. Evacuation plans need to be made for when the earthquake is occurring when people need to find cover where nothing is going to fall on them. Plans for after the initial shaking need to be made as well, telling people to start heading inland toward surrounding states. This plan, however, requires the public to avoid driving over fault lines that could potentially move again. The San Andreas fault system is more than 800 miles long (Oskin), therefore people will need a set evacuation plan in order to know how to evacuate properly. The
Emergency Department Observation Brittany Bilger Craven Community college Observed Care Specific to the Unit The role of the emergency department is to diagnose and treat acute and urgent illnesses and injuries. Patients are seen in order of medical urgency. The emergency department bases the patients urgency for treatment based on levels. Level 1 is critical and life-threatening. This is usually related to ABC’s (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). These patients are top priority and require a lifesaving intervention. Level 2 is also considered high priority and can also be life-threatening. Psychiatric patients are considered level 2, and patients arriving to the ED with chest pain. Level 3 patients require resources such as sutures, x-rays, CAT scans, MRI, etc. Level 3 patients are provided treatment services only after Level 1 and 2 have been addressed. The emergency department at CEMC also has a trauma room and a SANE room. The trauma room is equipped with life-saving medications (such as antidotes for drug overdose) and medical equipment. The SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) room consists of equipment used to assess a patient who has been sexually assaulted. The equipment takes pictures of the patient for the SANE nurse to later provide to law enforcement. A SANE nurse is a specialty nurse and CEMC has one on call 24/7.
When I lived in Los Angeles during high school, me and my neighbor Brandon would frequently take the Metro train to get to school. While we waited for the train, we would occasionally hear the automated intercom say, “In case of an emergency, don’t hesitate to locate the nearest emergency phones or Metro sheriff.” This recurring message was often ignored by us as well as passengers who were occupied with other things or had earphones in. The problem with this is, if an emergency or disaster happened at that moment, we wouldn’t know how to properly engage in saving ourselves. There were no specific instructions on what we could do in case an emergency arises. In Amanda Ripley’s The Unthinkable, she covers disasters when they happen and how
Q. How are urgent care and emergency care different? Life-threatening injuries or illnesses require immediate treatment. Urgent cases should be seen as soon as practical, but timing isn’t as critical as it is in emergencies. For example, if your pet ingests a toxic substance, is hit by a car or experiences severe burns, every minute counts. Urgent cases may include a fracture or other injury that is producing pain, but doesn’t require immediate attention to prevent loss of life.
There is no shortage of earthquakes in Southern California. On any given day this area sees numerous earthquakes, though most are barely even felt. The concern here is what will happen when another earthquake occurs in a large dense area such as Los Angeles County, California. One question concerns earthquake preparedness of residents in this region. Do residents know what to do in order to prepare for an earthquake? Are residents prepared for a medium to large sized earthquake? Another question is, how prepared are buildings when it comes to the shaking from a medium to large earthquake? Will these buildings protect residents and employees, or do they pose a severe threat when faced with another earthquake?
The medical assisting field is growing in a fast rate; in average it is said to grow 31% between 2010 and 2020 (Adams, 2014). The reason for this growth is the continuous change within the medical field. This growth will result in an increase in the number of group practices, clinics, and other facilities that need a high number of support personnel like medical assistants who can perform both administrative and clinical tasks. Administrative tasks may include greeting patients, obtaining basic registration information, office bookkeeping, filing procedures, or billing and coding. As for clinical tasks, that may include preparing patients and the equipment needed before examinations, assisting the physician during visits, phlebotomy, or collecting
Task A 1. A description of four different exemples of accidents and/or sudden illness that might occur: severe bleeding, cardiac arrest,choking and difficulty of breathing, fractures andd suspected fractures 2. An outline of the procedure to follow if an accident or sudden illness should occur. Severe bleeding:you
Having self-awareness during emergency situations is a vital piece to protecting yourself as well as others. It is crucial to be aware of signs that will lead to endangerment such as a fire alarm going off. As a medical assistant, it is important to help patients evacuate the building safely as fast as possible, but in order to do that, you must protect yourself and your coworkers. Therefore, having an easy to understand strategic evacuation plan will be beneficial in efficiently removing patients from the building. Communicating with your team as well as the patients to make sure everyone understands what to do is important. When you are evacuating, always remain as low as possible to minimalize the smoke and heat. Always remember to check
You should always be prepared for any type of event. Whether it is an earthquake, tornado, or a blizzard you should be prepared. Being ready for major events is very necessary.
Thus, emergency physicians cannot rely on earned trust or on prior knowledge of the patient's condition, values, or wishes regarding medical treatment. The patient's willingness to seek emergency care and to trust the physician is based on institutional and professional assurances rather than on an established personal relationship. Fourth, emergency physicians practice in an institutional setting, the hospital emergency department, and in close working relationships with other physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and other health care professionals. Thus, emergency physicians must understand and respect institutional regulations and inter-professional norms of conduct. Fifth, in the United States, emergency physicians have been given a unique social role and responsibility to act as health care providers of last resort for many patients who have no other feasible access to care. Sixth, emergency physicians have a societal duty to render emergency aid outside their normal health care setting when such intervention may save life or limb. Finally, by virtue of their broad expertise and training, emergency physicians are expected to be a resource for the community in pre-hospital care, disaster management, toxicology, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, public health, injury control, and related areas. All of these special circumstances shape the
In some instances, COPs may find themselves in dangerous situations where there may be many casualties or situations that my demand that the medical staff needs to protect themselves as much as they need to protect their patients- the COPs. As much as evacuation is essential, there is need to provide adequate information through information sharing systems. This can be classified under their preventive role in a bid to approach the job in a proactive manner. Through this the COPs may have basic and fundamental knowledge of what to do in certain
In an event of a flood, the employees will need to work together and decide on where to move all the patients, either to higher grounds or to another facility. Sandbags and shovel will be useful to have because this will help slow down the flood of entering the hospital or area. Also, if the water if too high and the patients can no longer stay in their beds, having something that floats would be useful so patients can be pushed through that method. For the medical records, if there is any paper patient information, the records should be kept at least 24 inches off the floor and/or placed in Ziploc bags to prevent damage. Similar to if there is a fire, as the patients are being moved around, placards should be used to indicate whether the patient