Emergency Room

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Bill Grady
January 30, 2019 - 5:34 am
Cases of frostbite are somewhat rare, but they are dangerous. The National Weather Service's wind chill chart shows that at 0° Fahrenheit, a 15 mile-per-hour wind will produce a wind chill factor of -19°. Under those conditions, exposed skin can freeze solid in about 30 minutes. Frostbite can come...
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Jim Cunningham
July 06, 2018 - 6:06 am
Emergency rooms across the Kansas City region reported large numbers of patients who had been injured in fireworks accidents. Since Saturday, at least 90 patients were either treated or admitted for injuries. Many people showed up with minor burns. Two people had amputations; one person lost a hand...
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Jim Cunningham
January 09, 2018 - 6:38 am
Deborah Andrews is a registered nurse who works at the triage desk in the emergency room. She is the first person who evaluates the seriousness of a patient's condition. We visited with her on a quiet Monday night. "We kind of take a look at them, what their appearance looks like, how they interact...
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Dan Weinbaum
November 14, 2017 - 6:22 am
Doctors and nurses in Kansas City emergency rooms sometimes find themselves in a difficult position when it comes to prescribing opioid medications. "You see the same patient multiple times, called frequent flyers," said "Reggie," a registered nurse who has worked in multiple ERs in the KC Metro,...
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