Emergency Room. Yi Ping Zhao Department of Vascular Surgery Ren Ji Hospital. How Emergency Rooms Work. You will learn about the normal flow of traffic in an emergency room the people involved the special techniques used to respond to life-or-death situations . Emergency Room Patients.
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Yi Ping ZhaoDepartment of Vascular SurgeryRen Ji Hospital
When you arrive at the ER, your first stop is triage. This is the place where each patient's condition is prioritized into three general categories:
The triage nurse records patients vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiratory rate and blood pressure).
She also gets a brief history of patients current medical complaints, past medical problems, medications and allergies.
Blood tests and a urinalysis are required.
This tray contains the sterile equipment needed to place stitches in a patient with a laceration.
A crash cart is a cabinet containing equipment that physicians and nurses need when a cardiac arrest occurs.