Quote from hmccartn
After reading much of the posts about ED Nursing, my first suggestion would be for people to stop inserting objects where they do not belong!.On a more serious note, i just read an article in the paper about a study completed which showed that 41% of parents undermedicate their children for fevers. the study examined Emergency room visits, and it determined that those visits could have been avoided had the children been dosed appropriately. What are your suggestions to reduce unecessary visits to the ER?
I think it is a HUGE complex social problem, with no simple solutions.
Education-fevers need medication EVERY 4-6 hours, not just once
viruses need to run their course
every bump and bruise does not require an x-ray and pain meds
when to call their pcp
Resources-attendings to have office hours in the EVENING and WEEKENDS
pcp who will take public aid pts
clinics available more than monthly
Unforutnatley all of those things take the big resource...money.
Of course...not much to do for the stupid people in the world...except consider them job security!!