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What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

What are emergency medical technician immunizations?

There are no: immunizations specific to EMT's that I am aware of. Just the same routine immunizations that we all should have. Now your application may require you to have a varicella (chicken pox vaccine) if a blood test does not show immunity. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Do hospitals look at an employee's medical record when hiring them? Are medical records confidential?

Medical records are: confidential. Without your permission they cannot look at your medical records. If an employer requires drug testing they need to let their employees know the policy as well. ...Read more

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What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

What's an emergency room ER observation unit?

Short stay unit: An ed obs unit is usually a short stay unit- patients are placed there when they are expected to only be in the hospital less than 24 hours- depending on the unit- some may use it if you are expected to need even only 8 hours of ongoing care. It is a way to give you concentrated treatment an avoid a hospital admission. ...Read more

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Who repairs medical equipment?

Depends on the equip: Mainly specialists who are familiar with the equipment. Resubmit your question and be a bit more specific as your question is not necessarily medical and I suspect you may be asking something else. Thanks. ...Read more

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Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Are emergency room visits always covered under health insurance plans?

Not always.: There are many different insurance plans out there with different charges and copays for er visits. How much you will have to pay all depends on your own plan. Sometimes the easiest way to find out is to directly call and ask your insurance provider. ...Read more

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Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Could psychiatrists have the basic training and expertise to perform medical emergency care?

Some do: Psychiatrists are physicians. I practiced undersea medicine before psychiatry & taught combat medicine. For quite a while I continued to practice both psychiatry as well as more primary care. Alas, I am now quite rusty. This is variable. ...Read more

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Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

No solutions: In general, most emergency rooms will offer pain medications and antibiotics, which may provide temporary or incomplete relief of pain. Many do have oral surgeons that can address very severe or dangerous swellings. Most will not pull teeth, do root canals, or fillings. You will need to see a dentist for treatment that is considered permanent. ...Read more

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How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

How can my taxes pay for emergency room services?

Public hospitals: Under EMTALA emergency rooms have to see any arrivals and treat them until stable irrespective of the insurance coverage. Private hospitals past the cost on to the insured. Public hospitals pass it on to the taxpayers. When Trumpcare is passed, taxes will have to pay for the 24 million new uninsured. ...Read more

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Why are urban hospital emergency departments overcrowded?

Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more

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Can a minor receive emergency care without parental consent?

Yes: Of cousre, it's important but not necessary in critical situations. ...Read more

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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

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Systolic pressure 190. Any circumstances under which emergency room would send patient home?

Absence of symptoms: Systolic pressure of 190 in the absence of symptoms such as headache nausea shortness of breath does not require hospital admission and can be treated as outpatient. ...Read more

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Could hospitals deal with dental emergencies?

Could hospitals deal with dental emergencies?

Yes: If someone has a bad enough toothache that cannot get in to see a dentist, which is usually going to be on a weekend, an emergency room will see them. This type of severe tooth pain usually means there is an abscess from an infected tooth. In addition to the pain, there may be swelling. An emergency dr. Will probably prescribe antibiotics and give instructions to see a dentist asap. ...Read more

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How do people using the emergency room for non emergencies affect health care workers?

Takes time: People who come to the er for non-emergencies must still be seen and treated, if necessary. This takes time and makes everyone who works in the er busier and work harder to make sure everyone is taken care of. ...Read more

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Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more

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Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Amphetamine overdose a medical emergency?

Yes it is: If an individual overdoses on amphetamines, it is imperative to seek medical attention as quickly as possible. The national poison control center (1-800-222-1222) can be called from anywhere in the United States, at any time. Professional from the national poison control center can give a person instruction on how to proceed until medical attention is received. ...Read more