Citing emergency care as high risk for children, a multidisciplinary panel estimates that the medication error rate in pediatric patients is three times the rate for adult patients in the emergency department.
If your emergency department has been seeing a lot of heart attacks recently, you might blame weather events. Consider the ups and downs in March, when four nor’easters in three weeks brought frigid weather interspersed with spring-like temperatures.
Despite conventional wisdom that young women with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) present with an entirely different set of complaints than young men, a new study found that chest pain was the predominant symptom for both sexes.
Imagine if your trauma unit was like a television show: Most patients would be rushed to a surgical suite, about a fourth of patients would suffer dramatic deaths, and half of the survivors would leave the hospital in less than a week, no matter the extent of their injuries.