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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 is an emergency rescue?

What is an emergency rescue?

The golden Hour: The golden hour for trauma is the first hour of care- if care can be received within the first hour after an accident- chances of survival are much better. An emergency rescue is the process of either saving someone from a life or limb injury both out of the hospital (by paramedics) or inside the hospital by emergency personnel. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
103 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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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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Is polyarteritis nodasa an emergency?

No: But it is important to make the diagnosis to avoid complications from it and to treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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When should I go to the emergency room?

When should I go to the emergency room?

Um, in an emergency: Sorry, but you need to help narrow this down. When you can't breathe, have severe pain, bleeding you cannot control, cannot keep fluids down due to vomiting, have prolific diarrhea, get lightheaded with position changes and/or faint, have chest pains with related symptoms, break a bone (or might have)..... Hopefully none of these are ailing you! ...Read more

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How to cope with emergency room visits?

First: answer the question: "is the reason I a going a real emergency?" If it is to you then go. However accept the decision of the triage person who determines who goes into the emergency room for treatment and in which order. Overall simply be patient ...Read more

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Where or how can I get emergency insulin?

Where or how can I get emergency insulin?

Samples, pharmacy: If you have a primary care doctor, the office may have some samples of the Insulin you take. Many states do not require a prescription for purchasing Insulin from a pharmacy. One source i just checked says most counties in fl do not require a rx. If you're purchasing it without a prescription, be sure you're getting the form of Insulin you need. The pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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What's the emergency aid to stop fainting?

What's the emergency aid to stop fainting?

It depends: Depending what causes fainting. At first put a person down, then try to stimulate with smelly salt, pain, cold water, call 911. ...Read more

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Is having an emergency tracheotomy painful?

Is having an emergency tracheotomy painful?

Somewhat at first: Like anything it can be initially but with time and good care, keeping it free from infection, it will heal and not hurt at all. ...Read more

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How long is the average emergency room wait?

How long is the average emergency room wait?

ER time to see u: Check with your local er. Some hospitals have billboards advertising that.They have phone numbers where you can even get an appointment to be seen in the er. Usually very early around 6 am there is a low volume of pts in most ers. Time varies according to hospital, hour of day, day of the year. ...Read more

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Why is the wait so long in the emergency room?

Why is the wait so long in the emergency room?

Congestion: The er has become the family physician for many who lack insurance or an identified medical doctor. Er's perform triage - which means they evaluate the severely ill first. This means if the initial screener does not consider you severely ill, you might have a bit of a wait to be seen. ...Read more

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At 180/104 should I be going to emergency room?

At 180/104 should I be going to emergency room?

Depends: If you usually have high blood pressure, and there are no other symptoms, take your BP medications and try to get to your doctor asap, if your blood pressure usually normal or never been that high before, and/ or you are having other symptoms like dizziness, headache, visual changes, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, than you do need to go to er. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have emergency circumcisions?

Is it possible to have emergency circumcisions?

Circumcision: Circumcision would only be done on an urgent basis if paraphimosis was present. This happens when the foreskin gets trapped in the rolled back position and swells to the point of compromising the glans penis circulation. Sometimes a dorsal slit is done as a temporary relief to the strangulation. ...Read more

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Are appendectomies usually emergency surgeries?

Are appendectomies usually emergency surgeries?

Not usually: Once appendicitis develops, it almost always gets worse over a short period of time, and may perforate (rupture) after a day or two. Although it is not an emergency, it must be taken care of promptly using surgery. It is okay to wait to have surgery until the next day unless you start feeling very sick while waiting. ...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 is there so little privacy in emergency room?

Why is there so little privacy in emergency room?

Time Factors: Sorry you are experiencing this. Many emergency rooms understand this is a problem and attempt to have private rooms, but even our department occasionally uses hall beds. We understand it is a privacy issue- but with overcrowding we would rather treat you in a less private area than leave you in the waiting room. ...Read more