Why is the ER of a Hospital Important?
An emergency room is the heart of a hospital. The services and procedures that are performed in the emergency room are often the ones that mean the difference between life and death.
In many situations, the visit to the emergency room is their only contact with a hospital.
When a person becomes seriously ill or is involved in some type of accident, they are taken to the emergency room.
If someone is injured in a car accident, the emergency room is where they are taken. Frequently, accident victims are in critical condition and require urgent medical attention.
The staffs of both physicians and nurses are specially trained to respond to emergency situation. Every hospital that has an emergency room is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The doctors, nurses, and other staff who work in emergency rooms are always available to treat patients immediately. Once the patient is stabilized, they are moved to other areas where they receive further treatment.
When a patient who has possibly suffered a heart attack is treated in the emergency room, the ER staff will do their best to stabilize the patient’s condition and then the patient can be moved to the cardiac intensive care unit.
Since every emergency is different, the staff of the emergency room never knows what the next patient will require. The ER must be equipped to deal with all types of emergencies.
Emergency rooms must have the proper equipment and staff to deal with every type of emergency. Every member of the ER staff (doctors, nurses and other staff) must be able to assess the patient quickly, thoroughly, and accurately. There is no room for mistakes or error.
If a patient exhibits the symptoms of chest pain, the emergency room staff must be able to determine very quickly, if the patient is suffering from a possible life-threatening heart attack or whether the patient is suffering from uncomfortable indigestion.
Did the accident victim tear tendons or ligament, sprain his/her ankle or is there actually a broken bone in the leg? Does the patient have a minor bump on the head or is the head injury potentially more serious?
It is absolutely vital that every member of the can assess any of these situations and make an accurate decision. In the emergency room, there is NO room for error. The medical training standards for emergency room staff are very high and rigorous.
A hospital’s reputation is based on its ability to accurately diagnose and treat patients correctly and to obtain the best results for the treatment provided.
An emergency room that is well run and efficient probably is indicative of a well run and efficient hospital.
The philosophy and standards of the emergency room are a direct reflection on the hospital as a whole. If a patient receives quality medical care in the emergency room, then the patient should be able to expect quality medical treatment in the rest of the hospital.
The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales From the Emergency Room
by: Melissa Yuan-Innes
publisher: Olo Books, published: 2011-06-28
sales rank: 10865
When I mention that I work in an emergency room, people usually say,
1. Are you a nurse?
2. Wow. That must be really hard.
3. What’s it like?
This is what it’s like to be an emergency doctor.
That teenager puking up two liters of vodka and his stomach lining at triage? Yup. Blood pouring out of a terrified pregnant woman? Call me. And, of course, the patient who no longer has a nosebleed screaming at me across the department, “YOU are the most UNFEELING DOCTOR I have EVER MET!” Fun fun fun.
Let me peel back the curtain for you. It’s not an iron curtain. In the emerg, it’s most likely a crummy fabric curtain that too many other people have sneezed on.
Come on in.
Stories from the Emergency Department
by: Dr. Mary Beth Engrav
publisher: CreateSpace, published: 2011-03-31
sales rank: 807196
price: $10.24 (new), $10.24 (used)
Stories from the Emergency Department: A real look inside of an Emergency Department, as an Emergency Physician of 20 years remembers some of the cases she has seen that are the most memorable. Real stories about the patients, nurses, consulting physicians, and daily life of a busy Emergency Department. Get a glimpse inside the inner workings of an Emergency Department and the staff that works there, caring for patients and their families. From a toddler who can cuss a blue streak, a dead mouse brought into the Emergency Department, to critical resuscitations, these are stories that you will never forget.
A NIGHT IN THE ER
This is a very raw look at an inner city ER during the course of one night. You might want to call it the Real Miami Medical. Hard working doctors & nurses cope with stabbings, gunshot wounds, broken bones, drug overdoses, and mysterious DOA´s. Viewer discretion Advised. If you don´t like the sight of blood do not watch this.
911 Emergency Room
This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11. Many lost their lives in the attacks, but there were also thousands of evacuating office workers and emergency responders who were burned, crushed, impaled, lacerated, blinded and traumatised. Many had life-threatening injuries. With access to new footage and testimony from those on the ground, 9/11: Emergency Room reveals how lives were saved. As the unfolding disaster effectively cut off downtown Manhattan from the rest of New York the tiny Downtown Hospital – more used to doing breast implants than major surgery – was faced with dozens of life and death operations. It also tells for the first time the story of the Dunkirk-style flotilla of boats that plied across the Hudson river to evacuate the seriously injured to safety.