Determining When An ER Visit Is Necessary

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Determining When An ER Visit Is Necessary

Medical emergencies are frightening experiences and more often then not, the signs that medical attention can’t wait are there and obvious. Unfortunately there has been a growing trend over the years as more and more people have used emergency rooms as a regular doctor’s visit, keeping the doctors and nurses of the ER so busy tending to non-emergencies that real emergencies are often dealt with in a way that isn’t satisfactory.

If there is time to consider whether an ER visit is necessary, then it’s possible that a medical emergency might not be underway. While sicknesses are never pleasant, there are times when waiting until the next day is okay, and a regular doctor’s visit will be enough to get through the illness. Going to the emergency room, where personnel is equipped and trained to deal with usually the worst of medical emergencies, can be something that is not only unproductive for emergency rooms in general, but for patients as well.

Analyze your medical emergency before rushing off to an emergency room. Don’t take for granted that a sickness or injury will pass, but consider whether it can wait until a regular office visit can be scheduled.

Source: Top Nursing Programs

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