Papenfus is the lone full-time ER doctor in the town of 900, not far from the Kansas line. ““I’m chief of staff and medical director of everything,” he says.
These efforts greatly reduced the risk of exposure among EMS providers, reducing the providers’ chance of infection and the number of days they had to be quarantined, and conserving their personal protective equipment (PPE)
On Thursday, 3,812 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in the region, including more than 1,000 in intensive care units, a record since the pandemic began.
Serious symptoms, like those associated with a heart attack or stroke, are still urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapid treatment is critical.
My first day in the ER was unlike anything I’d ever witnessed: a mix of a TV show like “Grey’s Anatomy” and something out of a triage tent in a war movie.
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In the world of emergency medicine, an unrecognized esophageal intubation is a “never event,” meaning that it shouldn’t happen under any circumstances.
EMS performs intubations to help restore breathing to cardiac arrest patients. New studies show patients fare as well or better with less-invasive alternatives.
The doctor was able to remove the shoe in less than a second. His bill: $926.98.
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Having an intensive care unit within the emergency department improved care and survival rates for the entire emergency department population.
Emergency room patients increasingly leave California hospitals against medical advice, and experts say crowded ERs are likely to blame.
Specially trained team of firefighters and social worker will help people downtown with behavioral health or substance abuse Issues.
Some hospitals opening emergency units that address the unique needs of psychiatric patients.
Total Bill: $4,692 for all the hospital care, including a $2,961 ER admission fee, a $400 EKG, $348 for a chest X-ray, and nearly $1,000 for blood tests.