Running head: EXPERIENCE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 1

EXPERIENCE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 2

EXPERIENCE IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

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The emergency department is the designed place in the hospital where people first visit when they get to any health facility. It receives both inpatients and outpatients. It carries out roles like triaging, resuscitation, treatment and emotional support to the significant others victims.

During the clinical placement in the emergency department, new approaches were noted for example there is a new department on the emergency floor that is the neonate department; the subdivision responsible for receiving children below 28days. This is essential because neonates’ health is critical. Secondly, the emergency department shows interprofessional collaboration in that there are different personnel trained with different skills that are essential in the emergency department for example; pharmacist, laboratory technicians, surgeons, nurses and doctors.

In addition to that ethical principles are essential in the activities in the emergency floor. Every client is treated equally as other clients that are no one is considered special. The healthcare practitioners should ensure confidentiality. Negligence is an unacceptable act. Clients should be properly triaged to avoid negligence. The clinician should ensure that good intention is the key driving force of an action (beneficence).

The popular concerns of the clients in the emergency department are upper respiratory problems like asthma, mostly the young and old people are the majority of the population visiting this department. In this department, technology is embraced in roles like documentation of the findings of clients, registration, and machines are used in measuring patients’ vital signs that is essential in the diagnosis of patients.

The health policy that governs this department is well-timed, harmless and quality emergency care. The leaders should know how to allocate staff, measure performance of the workers and how to reward high performers. Economically the department is funded by being allocated resources according to the number of clients they serve and the type of hospital. However, in the emergency department, there are health disparities across the different groups for example only the people from a higher socioeconomic group afford health insurance. The poor have low access to quality services.

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