Practice of Medicine
Failure to Order Proper Testing in ED results in Pancreatitis Treatment Delay
June 1, 2015
This case involves an emergency department (ED) physician who allegedly failed to order proper testing on a young man, resulting in delay and treatment of necrotic pancreatitis.
The patient initially presented to the ED with complaints of chest pain. His vital signs were: T 96.4; PO, P 104 regular; R 20 unlabored; BP 147/84, SPO2: 99; Pain: 5/10 chest. The patient’s primary care physician is “NO …
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