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'''Undergraduate:''' BS Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech 2007
 
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== Class Assignments and Reflections ==
 
== Class Assignments and Reflections ==
  
'''Tuesday, August 19: '''
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[[Tuesday, August 19]] Intro
  
What happens in the ED?
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[[Thursday, August 21]] Class lecture
I was once admitted to the ER 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 ER at 12pm. The ER 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:
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1. Check in with receptionist – insurance info, paper work, etc.
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[[Tuesday, August 26]] Crawford ED visit
  
2. Wait
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[[Tuesday, September 2]] ED Brainstorm
  
3. Nurse triage – get history, vitals, ordered tests, etc.
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[[Tuesday, September 23]] Emory's Emergency Department Field Observations
  
4. Wait
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== Good Articles ==
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[http://knowledge.emory.edu/article.cfm?articleid=667 Will Technology Rescue the U.S. Healthcare System?]
  
5. Saw the physician for 5-8 minutes
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[http://knowledge.emory.edu/article.cfm?articleid=916# Will Healthcare IT Mean Better Outcomes for Patients and Providers?]
  
6. Wait for the test results to come back (I was put in a bed to sleep by this time)
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[http://directmag.com/casehistories/healthcare/marketing_doctor/ The Doctor Is In]
  
7. Saw the doctor again and she explained the results, prescribed some medicine
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== Interesting Links ==
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[http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/departments/eclh/eclh_100_time.pdf Timeline for Emory Crawford Long Hospital]
  
8. Leave the ER
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[http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/xmas/keim/keim.html Hospital use by Olympic athletes during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games]
  
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.
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[http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/121381381/PDFSTART The 2005 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: The 2007 Update]
 
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After Dr. Ackerman presented his ppt on his work in the ER, 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.
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'''Thursday, August 21: '''
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Questions for Crawford ER:
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- What intervals of the day are peak hours, peak months during the year?
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- How many beds for each acuity level?
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- What are the different levels of acuity?
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- The information technology used to keep track of patients progress through the ER.
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'''Tuesday, August 26:'''
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Latest revision as of 09:39, 22 September 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 Intro

Thursday, August 21 Class lecture

Tuesday, August 26 Crawford ED visit

Tuesday, September 2 ED Brainstorm

Tuesday, September 23 Emory's Emergency Department Field Observations

Good Articles

Will Technology Rescue the U.S. Healthcare System?

Will Healthcare IT Mean Better Outcomes for Patients and Providers?

The Doctor Is In

Interesting Links

Timeline for Emory Crawford Long Hospital

Hospital use by Olympic athletes during the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

The 2005 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: The 2007 Update