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Emergency Care Screening

Common Screenings done in the ED

  • Stroke
    • FAST Exam (facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties, time)
  • Depression
    • PHQ-9
  • Domestic Violence
    • SAFE Questions (Stress/Safety, Afraid/Abused, Friends/Family, Emergency plan)
  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse
    • SBIRT
      • (NIAAA: 1) How many days per week do you drink alcohol?, On a typical day when you drink, how many drinks do you have?, 3) what is the maximum number of drinks you had on any given day in the past month?))
      • NIDA_-Modified_ASSIST_prescreen.pdf
    • DAST     DAST.pdf
  • Tobacco Use
    • Y/N, form, amount, length of use, age started
  • Communicable diseases
    • Influenza - flu shot received, Y/N
    • Ebola - travel outside of US
    • Zika - ??
  • Seatbelt Use
    • Y/N, always, sometimes, never...
  • Fall Risk
    • Fall within 12 months, number, last
  • SDoH
    • PREPARE
    • SEEK

(note to Laura - build the table to see how this data fits into the resources (questionnaire, questionnaire response, who is asking the question, when, what is done with the results/content/answers received)

Preamble:  The use case focus for this track will be limited to the screening done during the patient's ED visit.  

Emergency Care Triage

  1. Patient Name
    1. Mrs. Patricia (Pat) Chess
    2. 42-year-old full time office assistant, was involved in a road accident 
  2. Patient Condition
    1. Post MVA
      1. Pat is admitted to ER, treated and transferred to OR (see primary story)
      2. Diagnostic abdominal, peripheral, and chest and spinal X-rays and CT, showed a closed undisplaced comminuted fracture left mid shaft femur, fracture left ribs 6-7 with spleen and liver contusions. No fracture vertebrae detected.

Emergency Care Admission


Emergency Care Care Provision and Treatment


Emergency Care Discharge





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