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Dr. Donald Alves
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Emergency Rescue (Overview)

Emergency programs search for and provide aid to those who are in distress or danger.


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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

Dr. Donald Alves
111 doctors shared insights

Emergency Rescue (Overview)

Emergency programs search for and provide aid to those who are in distress or danger.


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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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Emergency rescue (Tip)

Do keep the poison control center telephone number in an easy-to-find location for emergencies. ...See more

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Medication reaction. Go to er. Call 911?

Medication reaction. Go to er. Call 911?

Depends on Symptoms: If you believe you may be having an adverse reaction to a medication with symptoms that include shortness of breath, tongue or throat swelling, or a change in your mental status, by all means call 911. If you are experiencing a mild skin rash or upset stomach, it may be better to call your primary care doctor and get his/her recommendation. ...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

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Can emergency contraception work for me?

Can emergency contraception work for me?

Depends how soon: Depends when you take it. The sooner after unprotected sex the better it works. Varies from around 95% effective if taken right away to about 85% if taken 3-5 days later. Consider a copper iud if you're looking for something more effective. ...Read more

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Can I use both an albuterol nebulizer and albuterol rescue inhaler at the same time?

Can I use both an albuterol nebulizer and albuterol rescue inhaler at the same time?

No: You should not do this without express direction from your doctor.These medicines have side effects that are potentially dangerous in overdoses.Can increase heart work, raise blood pressure for example. ...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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What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

What conditions require xopenex (levalbuterol) hfa inhalers?

Bronchodilator: Xopenex/levalbuterol is useful as bronchodilator. It opens lower airways in asthma and asthma-related conditions. ...Read more

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Can an anemic patient adviced to take emergency contraceptive pills?

Can an anemic patient adviced to take emergency contraceptive pills?

Anemia: There is no obvious contraindication, but i would advise you to see a gynecologist for better guidance. Indeed, if you are already pregnant, my initial answer was merely theoretical. ...Read more

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Can't breathe-last time was(5/2014)went to ER was given Prednisone & Ventolin inhaler. Still have inhaler/not working/can't afford ER.Home fix needed.

Can't breathe-last time was(5/2014)went to ER was given Prednisone & Ventolin inhaler. Still have inhaler/not working/can't afford ER.Home fix needed.

Danger!: Persistent asthma not responding to prednisone and albuterol is extremely dangerous. If not treated properly it can be fatal. You need to see your physician go to the ER or urgent care center NOW!! ...Read more

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Can't see pulmanlogist till next month my asthma is outta control, I'm 20 min from closest ER I'm using rescue inhaler at least twice day should go in?

Can't see pulmanlogist till next month my asthma is outta control, I'm 20 min from closest ER I'm using rescue inhaler at least twice day should go in?

See your PCP: Your PCP can take care of your problem. I see that you are a smoker. You need to quit. This is critical if you want to have any degree of control over your asthma. Smoking does not help asthma whatsoever. ...Read more

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Wilson Is there a rescue inhaler to replace Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) that doesn't cost $375.00?

Yes, but also pricey: Unfortunately all inhalers are now expensive since manufacturers were able to start re-patenting generics due to new restrictions on inert ingredients in the devices. For COPD, Atrovent (ipratropium) is effective. Ventolin or ProAir (albuterol), although better for asthma, are effective as well in COPD especially if you are on a long-acting controller such as Spiriva or Tudorza. ...Read more

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Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Which is better for COPD patients, albuterol inhaler or Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) inhaler?

Unknown: Longer term studies show that both drugs are quick acting and relieve acute dyspnea/shortness of breath. It appears unlikely that either drug affects the natural history of asthma/copd. Longer acting drugs called maintenance inhalers are associated with significant decreases in exacerbation (flares) of these diseases and may affect lung function longer term. ...Read more

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Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

Can someone be hospitalized for bronchitis if prescription medication is not relieving chest tightness? Medications prescribed on 1/24/12: albuterol inhaler, cough sysrup with codeine, nebulizer treatment at urgent care facility on 1/24/12 only, predislon

See your personal MD: Medications prescribed are working against each other. Albuterol is a broncho dilator which helps you to cough up mucous.Codeine is a cough suppressant making it harder for you to cough up mucousrather than an urgent care center, it might be a better idea to make an appointment with your doctor to get you on proper medication. ...Read more

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

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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Albuterol nebulizer or inhaler. Which is better?

Either one: When the inhaler is used properly with good technique, it can provide as much bronchodilation as a nebulizer dose. For those patients with poor coordination, the elderly or very young, the nebulizer may be easier to use. ...Read more

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