"I was brought to the e.r by my adult children with concern of my tripping and falling. I had just had knee surgery and my knee really hurt. I kept losing my thoughts and was confused however that was never addressed once the cat scan came back. She did not even look at my knee in which was huge. She was rude to me in front of my family with her horrible wisdom of accusing me of being a medication abuser when my blood work was returned.
I’m prescribed both of the said medications and have never run out.
Prior to my discharge the nurse told me I had to take potassium as mine was very low. She didn’t have anything to at this point except “Get yourself some help” my disscharge papers read “Said patient is abusing her medications”
She is clearly wrong and I was mortified to the point that I will never go back to Danbury E.R again. Thanks for letting me share
Emergency medicine, as the name implies, refers to the treatment of patients whose illness or injury is an emergency. This usually means the illness or injury is serious and was unexpected. Emergency medicine includes disaster response teams, ambulance personnel such as EMTs and paramedics, and doctors or nurses at an ER.
Emergency medicine specialists are trained to deal with all kinds of different conditions affecting all kinds of different people, as just about any medical condition can become an emergency. An emergency medicine physician might treat patients with:
Trauma from a car accident
In a busy emergency room, staff could even potentially see all of these problems in the same day. Emergency medicine specialists work in a fast-paced environment, treating serious health issues. They must make decisions quickly. Because emergency care is the only point of access to health care for many Americans, emergency medicine physicians must also provide screening and referrals as well as treatment.
There are over 120 million ER visits in the United States every year. Emergency medicine is a very important part of the health care system, and the providers routinely save lives.