How To Survive the ER? I hope you never have to set foot in an ER. As an ER Doc for decades, I want to share insider’s tips to make you aware and empower you to get the best possible care. Any type of illness or injury is stressful, whether or not you’re the patient. Hopefully, your knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes will help make the time you spend in the ER less stressful. Updated 1/18 More
Few people get through life without at least one trip to the emergency room (ER), either as a patient or support person for a family member or friend. 'Your ER Survial Guide' is designed to help calm readers’ fears by giving them the lowdown on how an ER operates. The book is written by Kathleen Handal, MD, an emergency physician with over 20 years experience. Handal is a nationally and internationally known emergency medicine physician who authored “The American Red Cross First Aid & Safety Handbook” and co-authored a series of medical textbooks. Doc Handal ER Guide is available an electronic and print version to advises readers on how to navigate the ER. Included are ten simple steps to follow to get ready for an ER visit, as well as valuable insight into how an ER operates so readers can advocate for the best care possible. Complicated tests and terminology are explained in easy-to-understand terms. Doctors and nurses are making decisions in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Mistakes can and do happen. So the more people know about what to expect the less likely one of those mistakes will happen to them. Reading the book is like having Doc Handal at your side when you need her the most. Take it with you when you go!
If and when you set foot in an ER you will need this book. read it before and when in the ER. Know the process your rights, common tests and the lingo of the 'players'! Only a veteran ER Doc can give you the lowdown.
on July 1, 2013 :
I wish I had had Doc's ER survival guide when I ended up in the ER a few years ago. If I had the knowledge that Dr. Handal shares in this important and easy to read ER guide book at that time, I would definitely have had a better ER experience and would have had more control over my needs at that time. I highly recommend Doc's ER survival guide. Even if you believe you will never end up in the ER, you will have the knowledge and confidence to help a loved one receive the best possible care should he/she find him/herself in an emergency situation.