Your Guide to the Emergency Room After an Accident, From a Doctor’s Perspective
What happens from the perspective of a medical professional when you or a loved one are sent to the emergency room after an accident? In the latest episode of The Personal Injury Guru, David Papa converses with Dr. Stephen Mitchell, a board-certified emergency physician based out of Tampa Bay, Florida. Dr. Mitchell explains the relationship between emergency doctors and first responders when treating a patient, describing the crucial role of triage in emergency care. Triage is the process by which paramedics evaluate a patient’s injuries on the field, preparing them as much as possible for safe transport to the emergency room.
Dr. Mitchell also describes the different kinds of trauma centers that exist, and the ways in which they are equipped to provide varying levels of emergency care. He describes the ways that both doctors and first responders have to be prepared for worst-case scenarios in order to rule out and treat any potentially serious ailments that patients may have. Dr. Mitchell and David Papa also discuss the mental health ramifications of serious illnesses and injury, particularly with the spread of COVID-19. To hear their conversation for yourself, be sure to check out the full episode.
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