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By: Curtis P.
Methodist Hospital-Germantown
I have Coronary Artery Disease, yesterday I experienced my familiar symptoms starting with regurgitated stomach acid, just up enough for the senses buds on the tongue can recognize what it is. Then from there up through the top of my head in a vise. From the EMTs that transported me to the Emergencey Room to the entire staff's professional caring of the human when I came in on a gernie. Immediately my vitals and acessment of now critical or not. Then The nurse that cared for me, watched out for me against the condition that brought me there. And in the caring warmth of that human Being, apologized for her cold hands while attaching EKG stickum to my chest. Her comment of her cold hands was the only reference for me ever acknowledging the cold truth of the human condition even when two stroke victims were wheeled through and past me via the greatEMTs and the great staff in the Emergency Room with their exceptional professional nurse doctor, admin, more staff I not not their job. All working together. When I was there, The ER got flooded with critical condition patients. All step up, take superior care of all I saw come through into the ER. They are all to be commended for who they are and how they always perform in such a high stress circumstances that come through those doors. 9 2 56
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Emergency care facilities can treat infants and children. Roughly 16 percent of emergency patients are infants and children, so the medical professionals at these facilities typically have strong experience in pediatric emergency care.
The average wait time will depend on the type of emergency care facility.. Wait times typically average less than 20 minutes at an urgent care facility. At a hospital-based emergency care facility that treats life-threatening conditions, wait times can take as long as an hour or more.
Board certification is not required for emergency care facilities. However, the top facilities are often board certified. At hospitals, many emergency care centers require that their physicians be board certified as a qualification for employment. Two boards that handle this type of certification are the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.
Emergency care facilities include those that offer urgent care, and some urgent care facilities offer certain primary care services. At these facilities, patients are usually evaluated upon arrival, and a determination is made as to whether the problem requires emergency care, urgent care, or primary care.
Some medical tests and scans are performed at emergency care facilities. These facilities may perform select X-rays and blood tests if this is deemed necessary to assist your treatment. However, the range of medical tests and scans offered is much more limited than those offered as part of standard hospital care.

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