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[[Tuesday, August 19]]
 
[[Tuesday, August 19]]
 
What happens in the ED?
 
I was once admitted to the ED for a severe sore throat. I decided to check myself in after the problem progressed to the point where I had difficulty chewing and swallowing. I checked myself in at around 6am and left the ED at 12pm. The ED during this hour was not busy at all; there were probably a total of 3 patients, including me, waiting to be seen. The procedures that I followed are listed below:
 
 
1. Check in with receptionist – insurance info, paper work, etc.
 
 
2. Wait
 
 
3. Nurse triage – get history, vitals, ordered tests, etc.
 
 
4. Wait
 
 
5. Saw the physician for 5-8 minutes
 
 
6. Wait for the test results to come back (I was put in a bed to sleep by this time)
 
 
7. Saw the doctor again and she explained the results, prescribed some medicine
 
 
8. Leave the ED
 
 
I am guessing that the long wait is attributed to lack of staff (nurses and doctors), and waiting for the test results. But six hours is still a pretty long wait.
 
 
After Dr. Ackerman presented his ppt on his work in the ED, I could sympathize a little bit more with why there is such a long wait. There is simply a lot of volume and not enough staff to handle the traffic.
 
  
 
[[Thursday, August 21]]
 
[[Thursday, August 21]]
 
Questions for Crawford ED:
 
 
- What intervals of the day are peak hours, peak months during the year?
 
 
- How many beds for each acuity level?
 
 
- What are the different levels of acuity?
 
 
- The information technology used to keep track of patients progress through the ER.
 
  
 
[[Tuesday, August 26]]
 
[[Tuesday, August 26]]

Revision as of 20:48, 27 August 2008

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Undergraduate: BS Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech 2007

Graduate: MS Health Systems, Georgia Tech 2009

Current Employment: Research Specialist, Emory University School of Medicine.

My PI is Dr. Arthur English, and my research focuses on axonal regeneration in the peripheral nervous system.

Contact: gtg552y@mail.gatech.edu, (678)267-5422

Class Assignments and Reflections

Tuesday, August 19

Thursday, August 21

Tuesday, August 26