Emergency care for sepsis has evolved considerably over the past two decades.
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I thought I had caught him. Logging onto our prescription monitoring system, I found recently filled prescriptions for hundreds of doses of Oxycodone, Morphine, and Hydromorphone from multiple emergency departments and pain management specialists, all under my patient’s name.
There is a rural healthcare crisis due to alarming closure rates of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in sparsely populated communities.
Patients presenting with chest pain associated with normal EKGs, negative cardiac enzymes, and few cardiac risk factors are designated “low-risk,” and can often be safely to discharge from the emergency department (ED) for early patient follow-up if no emergent conditions are found.