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#1 Jul 14, 2008
if you can go to another hospital please do, or if you have live life to the fullest and you'r ready to die then come to the NATCHITOCHES REGIONL MEDICAL CENTER, and that dam LOUISIANA EXTENED CARE HOSPITAL is not any better
Since: Jul 08
#2 Jul 14, 2008
they took great care of me. i was there a week.
#4 Jul 14, 2008
Don't get me started, don't get me started
#5 Jul 14, 2008
Well I am sure if your kids were just sick they had other life-threatening or worse things to see first.
Try and go to LSU and wait for 12-24 hours depending on how busy they are, for your "sick" child.
The bad thing is that people have medical problems and die eveywhere or get worse, this is life and it don't change much between hospitals, years of abuse and age on a body sometimes can't be helped or changed.
Since: Jul 08
#6 Jul 14, 2008
PLEASE DO NOT PUT LOUISIANA EXTEND CARE HOSPITAL IN THE SAME GROUP AS NATCHITOCHES REGIONAL WE ARE TWO DIFERENT HOSPITALS.IF WE ARE EVER MENTION ON HERE WE BING CHARGES IN THE FORM OF A LAWSUITE.
#7 Jul 14, 2008
Hell with a lawsuit, what you need is some spelling education and grammar.
Just another perfect example of what I have always talked about in regards to our health care choices in Natchitoches.
#8 Jul 14, 2008
you must work at the killing station nrmc......r u the no good dr who kills everybody you "treat".
Since: Sep 07
#9 Jul 14, 2008
Speaking as someone who arrived dying and went home a few days later, I'm profoundly grateful for the medical staff at NRMC, especially Dr. Collins.
#10 Jul 14, 2008
The Natchitoches Parish Hospital is a JOKE. I was visiting with my parents 3 years ago and had all the symptoms of a heart attack. My Mother rushed me to the emergency room. She told them I was in severe pain. I was leaning against the wall crying. FIVE hours later I was still there. My Mother took me to Alexandria to the emergency room. Four AM in the morning we were waiting there. I saw a retarded guy have a seizure and laying on the floor and they did not see him. We left after two hours in Alexandria and drove to Shreveport. They saw me immediately....there were 7 people in the waiting room but the Schumpert Hospital saw me immediately.
Bottom line.........I would have died had I stayed in Natchitoches or the Cabrini in Alexandria.
#11 Jul 14, 2008
a joke here??? diferent (sp) different.......bing (sp) bring..........lawsuite (sp) lawsuit
Spare us.......this ignorance
#12 Jul 14, 2008
I believe all hospitals have their "off" days according to how they're staffed at the time. Some hospitals are known for staffing some of the most clueless folks. The TV emergency room dramas have us fooled into thinking that's how it is in real life.(NOT!!) I've been to an emergency room about ten times that I can remember, and I've had about four out of ten to see me or my child immediately. That was because the ER was totally empty and I was the only patient at the time of arrival. What I've learned through all of it is to arrive in an ambulance because that's the only way you will get checked out any sooner.
#13 Jul 14, 2008
Well I beg to differ with your last comment about the arrive in an ambulance bit, if you arrive on an ambulance and it is NOT an emergency then you will be triaged just like the rest of the folks.
And again if it NOT an emergency then you will go to the waiting room and wait your turn. Life-Threatening or Serious emergencies go ahead of the Non-Life-Threatening..
#14 Jul 14, 2008
You are right. I was just saying at least by arriving in an ambulance, you'll pass through the hands of the paramedics who can give you some oxygen or an ice pack.
#15 Jul 15, 2008
Although there is a great deal of variation in what paramedics are trained and permitted to do from region to region, some skills performed by paramedics include:
Emergency vehicle response
Emergency scene operations
Patient extrication and rescue
Mass casualty triage and staging
Emergency medical transport
Radio communications and notifications
Basic Life Support
Rescue breathing and CPR
Obstructed airway maneuvers
Splinting and bleeding control
Cervical spinal immobilization
Oxygen therapy and vital signs
Medical and shock trauma assessment
Advanced Life Support
Asthma and respiratory crisis intervention
Treatment of anaphylaxis/severe allergic reactions
Drug therapy for diabetic shock and seizures
Pharmalogical stabilization of cardiogenic shock
Chemical Sedation, Restraint, and Analgesia
Intravenous fluid replacement therapy
Drug therapy for pre-eclampsia/post-partum hemorrhage
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) such as:
Cardiac monitoring and interpretation of EKGs, including 12-lead ECG;
Electric and pharmacological treatment of cardiac arrest
Thrombolysis (Clot busting Drug)
Pediatric care, such as Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP);
Trauma care, such as Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic or Advanced Trauma Life Support (BTLS or ATLS);
Medical Care, such as Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
Basic and advanced airway management, including:
Visualization the airway by use of the laryngoscope
removal of foreign bodies with Magill forceps;
Endotracheal and nasotracheal intubation;
Esophageal intubation using an EOA (now discontinued), LMA or a CombiTube;
Rapid Sequence Induction (RSI);
Surgical cricothyroidotomy or needle cricothyrotomy;
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP);
Vascular access for medication administration and fluid resuscitation via several routes:
Central venous access (central venous catheter by way of external jugular or subclavian)
Intraosseous (IO) cannulation (placement of needle into marrow space of a large bone)
Pulse oximetry and capnography;
Needle thoracentesis for tension pneumothorax;intercostal drainage
Glucometry (testing blood sugar);
Ventilator and IV pump management;
Administration of medications via intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, sublingual, endotracheal, rectal, oral, intranasal, intraosseous, inhaled.
#16 Jul 15, 2008
When to Call an Ambulance
When should you call an ambulance instead of driving to the emergency department? Ask yourself the following questions:
Is the victim's condition lifethreatening?
Could the victim's condition worsen and become lifethreatening on the way to the hospital?
Could moving the victim cause further injury?
Does the victim need the skills or equipment of paramedics or emergency medical technicians?
Would distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?
#17 Jul 15, 2008
Hey Dr. Moron, long time no see, I knew you wouldnt be far behind any fear mongoring of NRMC. You opened that first class garage ER, With the reduced rates yet, have you cut that check to St. Judes yet and have you paid your bill yet, didnt think so. Wish you could be with me at pool side drinking margaritas and reading x-rays, But unless you pay your bill I may have to do away with the Sun Tan Lotion Girls helping me reach those hard to get places. Your a fool. But I am beginning to like you a little, your fun to give a hard time to, an easy target. Thanks Moron.
#18 Jul 15, 2008
Ten times, jesus I know why you werent seen in a hurry, youre known as a frequent flyer, and you will be put on the back burner every time you come up to any ER that you abuse like that. I have raised six children and I have only been to an ER ONCE. There is no excuse for you to come to any ER ten times, not even in a life time. You must be taking sad care of your kids if they are sick that often. Remember the EMERGENCY ROOM is for EMERGENCIES, you know, life or death not stuffy noses, pink eye, or coughs, unless severe. Find you a Doctors office and take your sick chillins there and stop clogging up the EMERGENCY ROOMS.
#19 Jul 15, 2008
Wow Moeisha, or what ever your name is, I cant believe you survived such a dramatic heart attack, even after driving allover central and north Louisiana, and spending all those hours waiting. I wonder if just possibly you werent having a heart attack, hum, lets think, hummm, hell no you werent having a heart attack, just like the first hospital knew by just looking at you. So it looks like you just wasted gas and time. Looks like you lived despite everyones attempt to watch you pass away right before thier eyes. Mn that was close.
#20 Jul 15, 2008
I was just wondering how old this person is being that their mother took them in to the hospital.. Kinda interesting she told them what was going on not him?? Funny if he was in so much pain that he realized the guy having a seizure was indeed retarded and if he was in so much pain and crying then why was he concerned? Then lets see 1 hr drive to alex then 2 hrs to shreveport plus the wait time at each of those places, dang! I guess he should have been dead with that heart attack being all that precious time had passed.. I tell ya everyone today expects that the ER is ran like burger king, your way right away? NOT! They work like any other emergency room and prioritize patients based on what the complaint is and what their findings in their assessment, vital signs, etc tell them if there is an emergent situation, and I promise you if there is you will be placed in a room right and get seen right away just like the other emergencies already there in the back!
#21 Jul 15, 2008
The "first" hospital did not look at me. And no.....it was not gas. Time was not "wasted" I am so glad you know so much. My name is Keisha by the way.
I survived the ordeal as you have read.
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