Emergency medicine

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  • Emergency Medicine and the Ethical Dilemmas

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    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, prolonging

  • The Emergency Medicine Physician Essay Essay

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    On a busy Monday evening, the emergency medicine physician I was working with started to get a history from our 52-year-old male patient who presented asking for a refill on his pain medication. As more information was gathered, it was revealed that the patient had run out of his medication two months earlier and had yet to set up an appointment with his primary care physician. The physician bluntly cut the patient off, informing him that he needed to make an appointment with his primary care physician

  • Perils and Scope of Practice in Emergency Medicine

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    Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are the most at risk to sustain injury and the most critical short term health care provider because of the nature of their job, because of the scope of their skills, and because of the skills they have and procedures they are authorized to perform. The job of EMTs and paramedics are to quickly arrive at the scene of the most gruesome accidents, and render aid to potentially fatal injuries. The stakes for an EMT or paramedic are extremely

  • Safety, Wellness And Health Of Emergency Medicine Service

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    Safety and Wellness in the EMS System Introduction The wellness and health of emergency medicine service (EMS) workforces extends beyond just avoiding infections to include physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing. EMS workers usually encounter stressful events when performing their duties. There is no doubt that stress has a detrimental physiological impact on the human body; therefore, it is imperative for EMS workers to have stress management mechanisms, and be informed of the

  • An Emergency Medicine Physician With Asthma

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    We spoke with an emergency medicine physician about his experiences with asthma. He told us that he sees multiple patients for asthma related incidents each day. If children have more moderate or severe asthma they typically have an asthma action plan and use a peak flow meter to decide whether they should go to the hospital. He also told us that asthma attacks are very obvious when they come into the ER so they don’t typically do much testing to make sure that it is an asthma attack. Lastly, he

  • My Speech On The Emergency Medicine Class

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    In the summer of 2014, I thought I had life completely planned out. I was enrolled at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College while still attending Mount Pleasant High School. I had just started taking my Emergency Medicine class and had already completed two-thirds of my fire class. I volunteered at Northeast Cabarrus Fire Department and was so close to becoming an interior firefighter, I could taste it. I never slowed down enough to think about God’s plan for me. I seemed to only care about creating my

  • Family Values

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    Integrating these two core concepts is instrumental to the success of family presence. Family presence is a journey that many emergency departments are starting to embark on. With many organizations aligning their visions as patient and family centered this journey has to start with strong leadership. Many healthcare professionals have doubts as to whether or not this is truly beneficial

  • Canadian Healthcare Industry : Canada

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    services for those in need . Unfortunately high waiting times have become a significant factor in restricting access to care for Canadians, especially in the emergency departments (CIHI, 2007). In response to this the government introduced the fast track systems which was aimed at reducing wait times within ED. But “Have fast-track systems in Emergency departments been effective in reducing wait

  • Essay about Challenges Associated with Teaching Emergency Medicine

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    Introduction In this module I would briefly discuss the challenges associated with teaching in Emergency Medicine (EM), how these challenges influences my approach to teaching in EM. I would describe what teaching and learning methods I adapted to in EM to address the learning outcomes of the trainee doctors. Finally I would aim to reflect on the approach and methods used and my role in the process. Challenges in EM EM is highly attractive specialty. Internationally, EM residencies rank among the

  • The Use Of Qualitative Research Techniques For Treating Fatigue On Physicians Of Their Real Time Environment And The Processes Involved

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    physicians in their real time environment and the processes involved. The results from Dula 's et al. (2001) study were astonishing (see Appendix A for more information on the KAIT results). Of the 16 emergency physicians tested, KAIT scores showed a significant difference in day shift and night shift emergency physicians. The conclusion was a decline in cognitive performance after working five night shifts. Some legislation in New York was created for residents who had been working 100 to 180 per week