Patient Procedure in the Emergency Room
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This paper proposes changing the way patient history and physicals are taken, by having emergency room nurses take them instead of floor nurses. The paper explains that there are long waits in the waiting room, patients often fall asleep before they reach the floor, while family members often go home because of the long wait. The paper describes the difficulty in getting information from either sleepy patients or those with dementia.
From the Paper:"The situation that I would like to change is that if a patient comes into the emergency room in the evening and then has to wait more than three hours to be seen, by the time they get up to the floor, they are often asleep. I would like to change the procedure so that if there is going to be a long wait in the emergency room, the ER nurse can fill out the history and physical paperwork on the patient while they are awake, and the..."
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