ROCKVILLE, MD – This almost certainly won’t come as any surprise to emergency department staff, but “super-utilizers” accounted for a large share of all ED visits, anywhere from 10.5% to 26.2%, in 2014.
ATLANTA – When examining pediatric patients presenting with clinical signs and symptoms consistent with alcohol toxicity – nausea, vomiting, respiratory depression, and drowsiness or laboratory results consistent with ethanol or isopropanol toxicity – emergency physicians might ask about the possibility of alcohol hand sanitizer ingestion.
ATLANTA – A young man presents to your emergency department with nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, abdominal pain, and memory loss, but no cause is obvious. The next question you might ask? Has the patient has ever suffered a gunshot wound?