Sudden changes in a person’s condition can go unnoticed amid the commotion in crowded emergency rooms – 10 things emergency rooms won’t tell you – 10 things – MarketWatch

18 Jan

The urgency of a patient’s condition is determined when he or she first walks into the ER and is seen by a nurse in a process known as triage, which is designed to get the sickest and most seriously injured patients in front of a doctor first. But because sudden changes in a person’s condition can go unnoticed amid the commotion in crowded emergency rooms, it’s important for patients or their advocates to speak up if they begin to feel much worse or if they think doctors or nurses are misunderstanding their symptoms, says Rosenau.

via 10 things emergency rooms won’t tell you – 10 things – MarketWatch.

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