Category Archives: Emergency department

Killer Bath Salts: New Drugs of Abuse

Designer drugs that look like innocent bath salts or plant food are coming off the shelves of stores in New Jersey, Florida, and Louisiana. These highly dangerous drugs have fake labels. Law officers have received dozens of reports of people … Continue reading

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Trouble in Texas: Tort Reform and Loss of Rights

The leg pain Connie Spears felt was excruciating and familiar. She’d had blood clots before, and doctors had installed a filter in one of her heart’s main veins. At a Christus Santa Rosa hospital in San Antonio, where Mrs. Spears … Continue reading

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Watching out for your own needs in the ER

While in Naples, Florida, my husband, Raj developed a raging cold, sore throat and dripping nose and was concerned he had strep throat when he started to run a fever. Not sure if we should go to walk in clinic, … Continue reading

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Health care’s first impressions- are they good?

How are you treated when you enter the healthcare system? do you feel like you are the reason the receptionist has a job- or an imposition because you are interrupting conversations with coworkers? Are you warmly greeted or ignored? How … Continue reading

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Emergency Department Mistakes

Most of the mistakes in the emergency department (ED) that have the potential to compromise patient safety are caused by human error, according to a study published online in BMC Emergency Medicine. “[EDs] are challenging hospital settings with regard to … Continue reading

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