Below is a summary of Ahmed’s electronic health record (EHR) activity during the four hours he is in the ED. As an ED physician, you examine Ahmed, order tests and procedures, and diagnose his condition. Use his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research to answer the questions. Be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Ahmed’s healthcare team.
Internet Research: What are the functions of the liver?
Internet Research: You order a head CT scan and chest x-ray. Why would these tests be done on someone with suspected alcohol poisoning?
Review Ahmed’s ED EHR: What do Ahmed’s results indicate?
Internet Research: Based on what you know regarding his stress and drinking pattern, would you refer Ahmed to another specialist? If so, which type?
Review Ahmed’s VPE: Explain the intubation procedure.