Below is a summary of Mike’s EHR activity during his first few minutes in the ED. As an ED physician, you are responsible for examining the patient, ordering tests and procedures and diagnosing Mike’s condition. Using his EHR, Virtual Physical Exam (VPE) and Internet research, answer the questions and be prepared to discuss the responses with the rest of Mike’s health care team.
Review Mike’s ED EHR: You review Mike’s laboratory results and notice that several test results are abnormal. What are these tests?
Internet Research: How do these tests impact Mike’s diagnosis?
Internet Research: How do you diagnose if Mike is suffering from a heart attack or congestive heart failure?
Review Mike’s VPE: After ordering blood tests and an X-ray, you also order an echocardiogram with ejection fraction. Explain what information the three procedures will provide.