Emergency Department

Emergency Department

July 1, 2020

ApolloMD is honored to announce the recipient of the third annual ApolloMD Emergency Medicine Scholarship, Bassam Zahid, MD.

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May 21, 2020

From the middle of the emergency department, I can hear sirens ringing faintly in the distance. Second-by-second, the ringing grows louder. As I step away from my workstation and look out of the back doors, I see lights flash in the distance. At that moment, I know those lights and sirens are heading this way. Within what feels like mere seconds, a Chattanooga Police Officer

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July 30, 2019

Busy days and long shifts in the emergency department (ED) not only present challenges from a clinical perspective but also from a personal standpoint for some clinicians. Finding time for a quick, healthy meal during each shift is difficult and can be potentially detrimental.

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May 6, 2019

Emergency department (ED) documentation is the sole record of a patient’s ED visit, aside from the clinician’s and patient’s memory. Emergency physicians and advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are expected to be thorough, accurate, detailed, as well as efficient as they capture all patient information.

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April 9, 2019

It’s 4:00 a.m. Your eyes are heavy. The lights in the emergency department (ED) are overly bright and it’s really cold. Physicians, APCs and nurses shuffle up and down the hall, everyone moving as quickly as possible. Monitors beep from all around the department. Just as soon as one stops, another monitor starts. Team members are in one patient room then out. Now, on to the next.

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March 12, 2019

Approximately 250,000 preventable hospital deaths occur each year, making medical error the third leading cause of death in the United States. The fast-paced, quick-thinking environment of the ED, combined with often sick and complex patients in need of immediate care with little-to-no known medical history, can lead to increased risk of such medical error and adverse events.

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July 6, 2017

Each year approximately 130 million patients visit Emergency Departments across the United States, making the ED the key patient access point for most hospitals

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