Emergency Care at a Moment’s Notice
When to Go to the ER
Nov 24, 2017
A steady hand, being calm under pressure and possessing the ability to make fast decisions while a life hangs in the balance are just a few of the many qualities and skills an excellent, professional medical doctor should possess.
Becoming a doctor takes years of schooling, and for good reason. Human bodies are complex systems. The ailments that affect them–disorders, injuries and diseases–and the treatments that can cure them can take years to learn about and even longer to master. Being a doctor is also one of the most stressful jobs in the world, as emergency cases require fast focused action when a life is hanging in the balance.
Here are some essential qualities a professional Medicine Doctor needs to possess for success.
Qualities of a Professional Medicine Doctor
- The ability to make thorough, accurate diagnoses – Diseases and disorders can share similar symptoms, making them difficult to properly diagnose to the untrained eye. A professional ER doctor must be able to quickly diagnose and treat all types of patients in their care. ER doctors must be able to exhibit the skills of specialty doctors, like cardiologists or oncologists, when necessary, and must be able to switch gears and treatments on the fly. Oftentimes ER patients arrive unconscious or unable to thoroughly communicate their condition – it’s up to the ER doctor to quickly assess the situation and condition of the patient to make an accurate diagnosis and administer the correct treatment in time.
- Being organized during chaos – Emergency rooms can be chaotic, as no medical situation is the same and the influx of patients is always changing. ER doctors need to expect the unexpected and be prepared to treat a patient the minute they are wheeled through the ER’s doors. It’s not uncommon for many ER doctors to be managing multiple patients at once. They must quickly assess the conditions of each patient and determine the order of care based on the highest priority, from a patient on the brink of death to a patient who’s in critical care, but whose condition remains balanced or unchanging.
- Effectively communicating essential tasks and assigning roles – ER doctors rarely save lives on their own – it takes a team of ER nurses or other doctors to administer the right mix of lifesaving treatments on the spot. An ER doctor is responsible for leading the primary method of care and assigning other essential lifesaving tasks to the ER team, so the doctor can focus on the core method of treatment while the team helps sustain other life functions. Assigning roles requires the doctor to have strong interpersonal communication skills with the medical team, the patient and the patient’s family.
Receive Attentive Lifesaving Care from Complete Care ER
Complete Care ER’s doctors act in an instant, administering attentive, thorough lifesaving care. Founded in 2009, we’ve grown into Texas’s most recognized and trusted medical care provider.
At Complete Care ER, we treat the following major emergencies:
- Abdominal Pain
- Accidental Poisoning
- Automobile Accident Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Blood Clots
- Breathing Problems
- Chemical Exposure
- Chest Pain
- Eye Injuries
- Foreign Body Removal
- Head Injuries
- Heart Attack
- High Fever
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Loss of Consciousness
- Major Burns
- Nebulizer Treatment
- Stroke-Like Symptoms
- And More
Not only does Complete Care ER provide prompt, comprehensive and compassionate care, but we do so in a way that doesn’t disrupt your life. Our emergency rooms are open 24/7.
From the flu to burns, chest pains to respiratory distress, broken bones to routine checkups, Complete Care ERs and urgent care facilities are always there to deliver expert quality care in a friendly environment, no matter your needs. Contact Complete Care ER to schedule an appointment or walk-in if you’re experiencing an emergency.