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How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?

Emergency department: See it often enough to not be surprised...One department I know sees such events every couple months. ...Read more

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How can I pick the best hospital if my child has an emergency when we travel?

How can I pick the best hospital if my child has an emergency when we travel?

Closest IS best.: If your child has an emergency when you travel - go to the nearest hospital - it is the best.

The concept of "best" often doesn't make sense when talking about very complex systems. You can find excellent care at most us hospitals even if they are not ranked highly. ...Read more

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If you have a serious emergency and go to the hospital and you don't have medical ins. Will they turn you away even though its quite serious?

No: By law all emergency rooms must treat all life threatening and serious emergencies regardless of your ability to pay. They may transfer you to another hospital, but only after you have been stabilized and are no longer in danger. ...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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What is the ambulance area of hospital emergency rooms called?

Dock or bay: They are called ambulance docks or bays. Some other countries may have other special names for them. ...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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If I don't have insurance what hospital emergency room can I go to for decent care?

If I don't have insurance what hospital emergency room can I go to for decent care?

Any emergency room: They are all required by federal law to provide emergency medical care regardless of whether someone has insurance. However, you will still be responsible for the bill. If it is not life-threatening or a true emergency, I would recommend visiting a regular physician or a public health clinic. It's a lot cheaper. ...Read more

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How do hospital emergency rooms treat overdoses if they don't know what the person took?

How do hospital emergency rooms treat overdoses if they don't know what the person took?

Experience: It's based on clues from emts or family, lab tests including for drugs, ekg, exam of patient, and drug use patterns in the local area (e.g. More cocaine, heroin, alcohol, etc). ...Read more

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Are hospital emergency rooms closing down in your area too? Where else can people go when sick?

Are hospital emergency rooms closing down in your area too? Where else can people go when sick?

No: If some ers are closing near you, there should be others nearby. There are also urgent care centers - look on google for your area. But, you should not be using either except for true emergencies. Hopefully, that is extremely rare. Ers & clinics are not for minor issues or disease management. You should be going to your doctor. If you don't have insurance, buy it or apply for assistance. ...Read more

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Do doctors release dococuments if you end up to emergency room in the hospital?

Do doctors release dococuments if you end up to emergency room in the hospital?

Sometimes: Medical records can be accessed by another medical provider who is involved in your care if requested (especially if the doctor has privileges at the hospital where you visited). Each hospital has a different policy regarding records release. Typically your authorization in the form of a signature is required for the release of records. Courts are also able to subpoena medical records. ...Read more

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What happens when you are assessed by a mental health crisis team at the hospital emergency room? Do they lock you up?

What happens when you are assessed by a mental health crisis team at the hospital emergency room? Do they lock you up?

Assessment: The emergency mental health assessment includes an evaluation of whether the patient is in immediate danger of self harm or harm to others. Usually this leads to a recommendation for any needed treatment which the patient and family may accept.
In cases of severe threat to self or others, the team does have the ability to put a patient on emergency hold for more careful evaluation (for 72 hrs). ...Read more

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What are some of the the unique devices and equipment in a hospital emergency room?

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What are some of the the unique devices and equipment in a hospital emergency room?

Devices in ER: Some of the equipment in er are telemetry monitors, vital signs machines, catheters, IV equipments, defibrillators, pacemakers, x-ray equipment, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, etc. ...Read more

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How is blood taken for a hospital emergency room test is you are unconscious?

How is blood taken for a hospital emergency room test is you are unconscious?

No problem: If you have blood circulation in your arteries and veins obtaining a blood test is no problem. You do not need to be conscious. ...Read more

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Can a hospital waive an emergency room fee if the individual has no income and no job?

Can a hospital waive an emergency room fee if the individual has no income and no job?

Sometimes: Hospitals can choose not to charge, and many either offer a discount or a sliding scale based upon income. An ER must do a screening exam and stabilize emergencies regardless of ability to pay. That being said, they have rendered expensive services in most cases, and have a right to expect payment for the time, expertise, and equipment used. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the longest amount of time anyone has waited for a doctor in the emergency department of a hospital?

Varies: Emergency room waits are based on the severity of the condition a patient presents to an emergency room for. If you present to an emergency room for a non-emergent condition, you may have a very long wait. ...Read more