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06-2022

Emergency medicine remains at the fore in Puerto Rico, Dr. Emphasizes on Pagana

Emergency medicine remains at the fore in Puerto Rico, Dr.  Emphasizes on Pagana

In an emergency, the patient has to face the worst moments or days in some cases in his entire life.

Dr. Hector Pagan, emergency physician and director of the emergency room of the Hospital de la Concepcion in San German. Photo: Journal of Medicine and Public Health / Provided by Dr.

Those who arrive at the emergency room do so in a state of vulnerability and it is essential that anyone who attends to their needs is aware of the various conditions, symptoms and diseases presented by the patient to guarantee a good state of health. Be ready to face. , who goes into remission.

“You have a whole faculty committed to doctorsEmergency doctors, internists, surgeons, pediatricians, gynecologists, and what the population needs at the moment, don’t stay home if you have a health problem”, Dr. Hector Pagan, emergency physician and director of the emergency room Says the emergency situation of the Hospital de la Concepcion in San Germain in an interview with the Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

These specialists receive training and education aimed at providing acute care in emergencies, whether they are:

loss doctors In an emergency, they must meet every single need of the visiting patient, keeping in mind that many times they face completely unknown patient health scenarios and the first step to follow them is to stabilize emergency who confronts.

“First keeping the patient alive, managing the airway, managing circulation, resuscitating the patient, and a history is completed, a physical exam parallels all of these procedures,” Dr. Pagan says. Currently, apart from coronavirus, there has been an increase in the admission of patients related to viral conditions; Influenza, adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus.

Apart from these, heart disease, stroke, stroke patients, emergency They present multiple traumas, minor and major, or multiple. The greatest challenge in emergencies are those patients who, upon arrival, do not present a compromised state of health, as more time and resources must be invested and diagnosis may be missed in the patient’s disease discovery.

Within emergency care, during the pandemic period, many patients with comorbidities stopped going to emergency rooms. emergencyFear of contracting COVID-19, becoming a public health problem, this absenteeism, deteriorating health of patients and increasing mortality and morbidity rates of these concomitant diseases.

Timing is of paramount importance in emergencies, especially when the patient’s life on the stretcher is at hand with the pace of care; Primarily when the patient has a cardiac condition that requires immediate attention, “time can save patients’ lives, as cardiologists say, time is the heart muscle that needs to be repaired due to a coronary event or loses in a heart attack; the fact of starting therapy can save part of the heart muscle and that the patient not only survives, but also has a better quality of life”, confirms the expert.

in case of rooms emergencyThey must be precise containment mechanisms, understanding that the patient’s health also goes beyond just a physical aspect, so there is support from the fields of psychology and psychiatry, including a social worker, to guarantee complete care for the patient. The family and social context of those who are with patients and patients.

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