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  Emergency room - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emergency room is the American English term for a room, or group of rooms, within a hospital that is designed for the treatment of urgent and medical emergencies.
Emergency medical technicians often work as support staff in emergency rooms under the supervision of nurses and doctors.
Most emergency rooms in smaller hospitals are located near a helipad which is used to transport a patient to a trauma center.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /emergency_room.htm   (612 words)

  
 Emergency room Article, Emergencyroom Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emergency room is a room, or group of rooms, within a hospital that is designed for the treatment of urgent and medicalemergencies.
Most emergency rooms in smaller hospitals are located near a helipad which is usedto transport a patient to a trauma center.
Emergency rooms around the world are increasingly being used for nonemergent care because of overburdened health care systems.Many people are forced to resort to attending the ER for minor injuries or illnesses if they occur late at night or at times whentheir doctor is closed.
www.anoca.org /patient/rooms/emergency_room.html   (450 words)

  
 Emergency room - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Actually these ER's are full departments with many "rooms." The ER interacts with every other department in the hospital and often represents a significant percentage of the hospital's work load and finances.
An effort was made to change to the more correct term emergency department (and ED) which is used frequently in the United States.
Though in Australia and the UK it is still frequently referred to by its old name, Casualty.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Emergency_room   (647 words)

  
 Easing children's psychological distress in the emergency room
A new research project could be a major step toward expanding and improving care in hospital emergency departments for children and adolescents who go there for psychological emergencies including suicide attempts, delusional behavior and schizophrenia, or for treatment of physical trauma with psychological components such as child abuse, sexual assault or violent behavior.
Members of the Emergency Medical Services for Children's (EMSC) Partnership for Children initiative--a group of 14 professional organizations including APA--provided suggestions and guidance to the federal EMSC program for a large-scale study to identify gaps in service delivery and resources in the handling of child and adolescent mental health problems by hospital emergency departments.
What's more, many emergency medical service providers relate stories about children with mental disorders including schizophrenia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder who were kept in the emergency room for several days without care or were placed in adult psychiatric wards.
www.apa.org /monitor/jun00/emergency.html   (1087 words)

  
 Emergency room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The emergency room is a room, or group of rooms, within a hospital that is designed for the treatment of urgent and medical emergency situations.
In the United States an emergency room is often referred to by the acronym ER.
In the United Kingdom and New Zealand this is usually called the Accident and Emergency (A&E) ward.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/emergency_room   (475 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Mass. / South Shore emergency room faulted in two cases
It found that emergency room staff at the Weymouth hospital wrongly delayed treatment for two patients with appendicitis earlier this year because they did not monitor the women's pain closely enough, and cited the hospital for one relatively minor violation, dispensing drugs without a written prescription.
South Shore medical staff told investigators that all emergency room beds were full on that night, forcing staff to divert ambulances to other hospitals shortly after Chiulli arrived.
The hospital made several changes in emergency room policy, based on an internal investigation into Chiulli's care, including increased monitoring of patients in the waiting area and ensuring that a doctor gets all calls about patients who will be arriving by ambulance.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/09/02/south_shore_emergency_room_faulted_in_two_cases   (827 words)

  
 Marshfield News Herald - Urgency of emergency room visits often hard to determine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the ACEP points out, the nation's hospital emergency departments are the only place in the health-care system where people can go any time of the day or night for medical help and, by law, can't be turned away.
In Wausau, 25 percent to 27 percent of emergency department visitors are admitted to the hospital.
An emergency is a serious medical condition that suddenly arises and needs treatment to avoid long-term injury or death, says Dr. Steve Hester, emergency medical director for three hospitals in the Louisville, Ky., area.
www.wisinfo.com /newsherald/mnhlifestyle/282775196483296.shtml   (926 words)

  
 Emergency Contraception   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I was given emergency contraception in an emergency room.
Emergency contraception, or emergency birth control, is used to keep a woman from getting pregnant when she has had unprotected vaginal intercourse.
Emergency contraception also stops a fertilized egg from attaching, or implanting, itself to the wall of the uterus (or womb).
www.4woman.gov /faq/econtracep.htm   (1228 words)

  
 MSN Money - Know your emergency room rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When you're injured and in the emergency room, the last thing you want to have to do is fight for treatment.
For instance, if a hospital is not equipped to deal with a trauma case, the emergency room physician may transfer the patient to a hospital that has a trauma center.
Emergency room care cannot be delayed while a hospital tries to obtain pre-authorization.
moneycentral.msn.com /content/Insurance/Knowyourrights/P35065.asp   (783 words)

  
 Newport News-Times: Hospital moves forward on expanding emergency room
If the hospital were to change the configuration of a room, Marquis explained, to obtain a private treatment area, it would be required to bring the entire new emergency room up to code.
This applies to government projects, but whether the emergency room work would qualify as such was a question to which no one was sure of an answer.
Director Saxton, reviewing the work the emergency room committee had done in the past month, said that previously she had "felt like we were spinning our wheels before.
www.newportnewstimes.com /articles/2004/12/24/news/news04.txt   (962 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Emergency Rooms Work"
A visit to the emergency room can be a stressful, scary event.
The term "emergency room" is an old one.
If you yourself find the need to visit an emergency room, this article will make it less stressful by revealing what will happen and why things happen the way they do in an emergency department.
www.howstuffworks.com /emergency-room.htm   (210 words)

  
 The Adrenaline Vault | GNO | Emergency Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the way to the treatment room, I finish filling the objective part of the SOAP: a skin tear located on the right upper quadrant and an increased heart rate with bowel sounds absent.
In addition to scenarios similar to this one, there are a wide variety of medical situations covered (400 total) by this emergency room simulation.
Emergency Room requires that you do a lot of on-screen reading of different subjects regarding emergency medical treatment and general human anatomy and physiology.
avault.com /cheats/getcheat.asp?game=emeroom   (1142 words)

  
 Pileup in the Emergency Room (washingtonpost.com)
And because hospitals are overcrowded and emergency departments cannot get those patients who are admitted into hospital beds, the sicker and more resource-intensive cases are spilling over into other units.
But emergency medicine is fairly egalitarian otherwise, taking sicker patients first, with those in about the same category of severity waiting in turn.
The writer is on the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A61636-2005Feb28.html   (918 words)

  
 Fire - welcome to Emergency Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emergency Room Jobs in Texas - the source for information. If you want to get an emergency room job or an emergency room nurse job or work with a travel emergency room nursing agency, there are many opportunities for you. We can help you find the best travel assignment.
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www.fireaz.com /emergencyroom   (1809 words)

  
 A Visit to a Queen's Emergency Room
In the waiting room, two of his brothers are awaiting word about their sibling.
Since it was not considered to be a very serious medical emergency, the two woman had to wair four hours to see a doctor.
Later, the doctor explained, "Some people use the ER as a clinic." Many people, mostly new immigrants use the emergency room as a means of access to the medical system.
www.emergency.com /queen-er.htm   (1119 words)

  
 Ten Tips for Emergency Room Trips
You're rushed to the emergency room and find yourself whisked through a maze of brightly-lit corridors where people are moving fast and machines are whirring faster.
Therefore, it is up to the patient to "fill-in-the-blanks" to make the emergency room visit as smooth, safe, and effective as possible.
Planning for an emergency might seem like an oxymoron, since a trip to the ER by definition is generally an unexpected event.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/multiple_sclerosis/48879   (475 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Local / Emergency room recovery
It is one of the most desperate, chaotic places in Boston, an emergency room that receives three times more ambulances than any other in the city and treats patients who are likely to be uninsured, victims of violence, or unable to speak English.
But Boston Medical Center, the city's safety net hospital, is becoming a model of how to bring relief to the nation's beleaguered emergency rooms, reducing treatment delays and closures to ambulances when ERs are more crowded than ever.
BMC emergency doctors are treating more patients than they did last year and have reduced average time in the waiting room from 60 minutes to 40 minutes.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/07/08/emergency_room_recovery   (561 words)

  
 Cal/OSHA Concludes Investigation of Riverside General Hospital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The investigation consisted of in-depth private interviews of employees who participated in the treatment of the patient, were present in the emergency room at the time of the incident, or assisted in the treatment of hospital employees who were affected by the incident.
The hospital did not provide adequate ventilation in the Emergency Department's isolation room, where patients with active tuberculosis are kept.
During its investigation, Cal/OSHA found no evidence that the mysterious vapors in the emergency room were generated by the hospital's use and storage of chemicals, medicine/drugs, the ventilation system, or the sewage disposal system in the emergency room.
www.dir.ca.gov /DIRNews/1994/94-30.html   (401 words)

  
 Nyack Hospital - Emergency Room
Physicians staff the Emergency Department at Nyack Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and are all Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine or other primary care specialties.
The entire staff has extensive experience in emergency medicine and are well-prepared for the 36,000 patients coming to the ER each year.
Nyack Hospital has a dedicated emergency room for patients ranging in age from infants to teenagers located just off the main lobby.
www.nyackhospital.org /services/emergency_room.htm   (369 words)

  
 ExtendAir™ OnSiteAir™ Emergency Safe Room Kit. Citizen Preparedness. Safe Room Supplies. Chemical, ...
Your room is 12 ft. by 10 ft. with an 8 ft. ceiling.
Some general advise is to pick a room on an upper floor with as few windows and external walls as possible.
A room with an adjoining bathroom like a master bedroom or executive office is ideal since it probably already has the creature comforts and a phone.
www.onsiteair.com   (905 words)

  
 Hemophilia Galaxy | Emergency Room Care
You have no factor at home to infuse and you realize your only option is the emergency room, since your hemophilia treatment center has long since closed its doors for the day.
One emergency patient after another is taken in and treated while you sit and wait, growing increasingly anxious over the possibility that your child is bleeding internally.
First, call your HTC and ask for the names and locations of emergency rooms frequented by their patients, because these hospitals will be more familiar with treating hemophilia.
www.hemophiliagalaxy.com /patients/managing/er/index.html   (882 words)

  
 Emergency Planning for People with Disabilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Emergencies can happen in a variety of places: at home, in a car, at another person's house, on vacation, and so on.
The home health aide who takes care of your daughter has to have her transported to the emergency room while you are away from home.
Keep an emergency bag of supplies on hand at all times: This is helpful for those unexpected trips to the emergency room, and when the electricity goes out and you need to find everything in one place.
olrs.ohio.gov /ASP/olrs_MedicalEmerg.asp   (2361 words)

  
 Emergency Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
No one plans on going to the emergency room, but it's smart to plan ahead in case you do have to go.
Remember with an ambulance, treatment can begin on the way to the emergency room if it is serious enough, such as a heart attack, stroke, a deep cut or burn.
The emergency room should not be used as a substitute for routine medical care, but in a true emergency, it can literally be a lifesaver.
www.stayinginshape.com /4drhs/libv/z05.shtml   (732 words)

  
 CNN - Local News - Hospitals work to solve emergency room crisis - August 25, 2000
Besides shuffling drunks out of emergency rooms and into Westcare, where rehabilitation programs can be accessed, officials also believe expanding local mental health facilities will help the flow of emergency departments.
Mike Keeler, program manager for emergency services at Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services, said more beds would help, but the real need is more staffing to deal with the "pockets of high-traffic times that are unpredictable." The facility wants to build a 20-bed observation unit to add to the 10 beds currently available.
Although health officials are striving to find a few immediate solutions to the dire emergency room situation, the real long-term solution is much more difficult -- recruiting, hiring and retaining nurses in a nation plagued by a severe nursing shortage.
archives.cnn.com /2000/LOCAL/pacific/08/25/rjo.emergency.rooms   (1060 words)

  
 HRHS: Emergency Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Their expert training and the life support equipment on board make them an extension of the hospital's emergency room.
Emergency drug therapy giving medication to treat shock, allergic reactions, diabetic emergencies, severe pain, and conditions of the heart, lungs, or brain.
When you come to the Howard Community Hospital Emergency Room, you will be greeted by a triage person who will immediately assess your condition.
www.howardcommunity.org /Services/emergency_room.htm   (448 words)

  
 Emergency Medicine at NCEMI: emergency medicine and primary care resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NCEMI is an Emergency Medicine institute dedicated to the advancement of emergency medicine through information technologies.
The contribution of the subjective component of the Canadian Pulmonary Embolism Score to the overall score in emergency department patients.
Prospective observational study on the incidence of medication errors during simulated resuscitation in a paediatric emergency department.
www.ncemi.org   (813 words)

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