The ER I work in here is great. I love emergency medicine. Such a great profession.
The work is very different than anything I’ve done. We screen many patients at the gate outside the gate of the hospital and send them to clinics. On weekends, we tell them to return in 2-3 days with a note, so they get into the clinic guaranteed.
So, a few cases I’ve seen:
2 deaths: 5 month old, seizure hx. He was dead on arrival. We did everything, but could not save him.
A 21 year old who drowned in the river. Again, we did everything. He too was dead on arrival.
A 32 year old girl, who got in a fight with another woman, who hit her face with a rock. A very intensive facial laceration to her lip, forehead, and cheeks. It was really nice to have the time to give her a nice closure.
A 25 year old suicidal patient who drank 3-4 oz of battery acid. She had RLL rhonchi and was losing her voice. This was a bad case. I felt helpless. We transferred her to the University hospital for observation and more tests we do not have (endoscopy).
I had patients with pyelonephritis, medication induced hypoglycemia, CHF, lots of fractures, cholera, Malaria, and Typhoid.