The Big ER Problem for Mental Health Patients

Busy triage nurses have a tough job: they have to quantify your suffering, measure it against the suffering of other people who happened to come to the emergency room when you did, and determine if someone else needs care before you do. That’s the reality of every hospital ER, every day.

In those conditions, no one suffers more than patients with mental health emergencies. Their conditions are not always accompanied with visible symptoms, but their effects on a patient can be debilitating, painful, and even life-threatening. Continue reading “The Big ER Problem for Mental Health Patients”

Vacation Plans? Take an ER Plan with You

Pop quiz: What’s the #1 reason for visiting an emergency room near you while on vacation?

You may have thought injury—from snowboarding to scuba diving and everything in between, there are a lot of ways to get injured while on vacation. But you’d be wrong.

You may have thought illness—allergic reactions to new foods or being introduced to new germs happens all the time. But that’s still not it. Continue reading “Vacation Plans? Take an ER Plan with You”

Is the ER Enough? Surgeries, Specialized Equipment, and You

Emergencies are scary. Your body floods with hormones that spike your energy, fear, and anxiety. At that moment, you need to know that you can turn to someone you can trust.

This article will help you understand what an emergency room can handle—and what it can’t. Continue reading “Is the ER Enough? Surgeries, Specialized Equipment, and You”

Emergency Room Stroke Care: What to Expect

One of the biggest misconceptions about freestanding ERs is that they are the B team. The junior varsity group. The substandard substitute for a “real” ER tied to a hospital.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Freestanding ERs are staffed by emergency-trained and board-certified physicians, with all the equipment and medicine that you will find in a hospital ER. Continue reading “Emergency Room Stroke Care: What to Expect”

Why You Should—And Shouldn’t—Visit Addison’s New Emergis ER

Addison, TX – Emergis ER opened its first location in Addison on August 8, 2016. Its second location opened in South Fort Worth on January 2, 2017. The third location will open in March 2017.

The Center for Disease Control says that there are 136.3 million emergency room visits per year—that means there are 259 visits per minute. There are 44.5 visits per 100 people in the United States, and only 27% of all ER patients are seen in under 15 minutes. But out of all those emergency room visits, only 12.1 million, or 11.9%, result in admission to a hospital. Continue reading “Why You Should—And Shouldn’t—Visit Addison’s New Emergis ER”