Third degree burns are the most severe. These burns involve all the skin’s layers and cause permanent damage to the tissues. Sometimes fat, muscle and even bone can be involved. If the burn is bad enough it could appear black and charred or look dry and white. There can be other toxic effects if smoke inhalation accompanied the burn and the patient might have trouble inhaling or exhaling. Third degree burns are serious emergencies and require expert emergency care from emergency room doctors such as Josyann Abisaab. Call 911 as soon as possible, and while waiting for the ambulance be sure to: 1. Not remove clothing, but make sure there…
USA Today featured this interesting story recently, covering one solution that the Louisville Metro Emergency Medical Services have found to the problem of overcrowding in the emergency room. Whether you are a potential emergency room patient, or an emergency room doctor like Dr. Josyann Abisaab, it’s certainly worth a read. With the new program in place, the lowest priority calls are being diverted to a nurse who can spend time with patients and help them find treatment and solutions. While the program is a fresh idea in America, it’s widely used in the United Kingdom and Australia, says Jeff Clawson, medical director for the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch.