Category: Patient’s Perspective

HIPAA Privacy Regulations Didn’t Need to Be Waived After Orlando. Here’s Why They Were Anyway | WIRED

IN THE EARLY hours of Sunday morning, dozens of people shot at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub—wounded, dying, dead—began streaming into Orlando Regional Medical Center. The situation was chaotic and confusing enough that the federal government took an unusual step: waiving a

Counterfeit Prescription Painkillers For Sale In California Result In Emergency Room Admissions

It’s a case of mistaken identity that’s landing people in the emergency room. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this Tuesday, at least seven San Francisco Bay Area residents have sought medical

More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departments for poisoning from any kind

Phoenix VA Health Care Postpones Surgeries For the Rest of the Week

The Phoenix VA Health Care System has postponed surgeries for the rest of the week due to a mechanical issue in the operating rooms.Crews are working to fix a problem with the ventilation system, said VA spokesperson Jean Schaefer. Engineers need 2 to

Why People Visit the Emergency Room | FlowingData

When you think about what it’s like to work in a hospital’s emergency room, what comes to mind? For me, I used to imagine something that resembles ER, the medical drama series from the late 1990s full of actual emergencies.

The number one reason people go to the ER – MarketWatch

Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.If that’s how your last trip to the emergency room began, you are not alone.Injuries related to steps and stairs are the No. 1 reason people wind up in the ER, according to

FL Driver, involved in car accident, kills himself in hospital 

A man who was taken to a hospital after he was involved in a traffic crash shot and killed himself in the emergency room Tuesday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The man was identified as William Stark Adams,

Measles case confirmed at Plano ISD school

A measles case was confirmed at Schell Elementary School in Richardson, according to a letter sent to parents by Collin County Health Care Services.“Anyone at the school on January 5, 2016 could have had exposure to the case,” said the

Woman forced from Florida hospital dies after arrest –

(CNN)Barbara Dawson has no intention of leaving her hospital room.Although the staff at the hospital in the Florida Panhandle town of Blountstown has discharged her, the patient refuses to leave, prompting a call to the police department on December 21.”No,

Take a “hoverboard” to the hospital?

Hoverboards seemed like such a great idea pre-Christmas.Post-Christmas, not so much – at least for some recipients of the two-wheeled, battery-powered contraptions that resemble skateboards.The boards have led to emergency room visits and fires, in large enough numbers that the