Medical Field Emergencies

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Within the medical field, there can be several emergencies that can occur. Some of these can be prevented, but others can happen at a moment's notice. A man-made emergency is an emergency is also called a "Weather Natural Emergency," (Inc). A natural emergency is one that could occur to a specific person. The preparedness for both these emergencies is very important. Both could be a life-or-death situation. For natural emergencies, staff in the medical office should be CPR/AED certified in case a patient goes unconscious. For man-made emergencies, there should be clear plans throughout the office, so every person is prepared of what to if that situation arises. Four emergencies a medical office should be prepared and equipped to handle are: Diabetic emergencies. This could be a patient dealing with either hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.…show more content…
Even if an earthquake is not likely in your area, it is still important to be prepared in case one does occur. ( (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) (Beaman, 2015) You are right about how not all emergencies are in our control. When sitting at the reception desk, it is our job to watch over every person. The moment we see any of the emergencies you listed, we must move quickly to the scene, and perform what is necessary depending on the emergency. It is also important to walk quickly to the scene, and to not run to the emergency. Lastly, all of your listed points are emergencies that can result in death if not treated quickly or properly. Your list of emergencies are very good. Anytime a patient is complaining of breathing problems, we need to help to the best of our ability. It is important to figure out the reason of their breathing problems. Also, choking can be a big emergency because a patient can go unconscious at any
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