Michael V. Jackson, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
- critical care medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursPulmonary Medicine Associates
236 W 6th St Ste 301
Reno, NV 89503
- Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- HomeTown Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Banner Churchill Community Hospital
- Northern Nevada Medical Center
- Renown Regional Medical Center
- Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center
Can the chapel be used by family members of a loved one in ICU?
Yes, the chapel can be used by any family member who has a loved one in the hospital. It is not limited to family members of patient's in ICU. The chapel provides a quiet place that family members can go to during stressful times. It can be used as a place to pray, meditate, sit quietly or to talk with pastoral care.
Are Emergency Physicians board certified?
More and more Emergency Physicians are board-certified in Emergency Medicine, one of the specialties recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Some board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians received their specialty board certification by "grandfathering in", meaning that they were in practice long before the Emergency Medicine was recognized as a specialty and before Emergency Medicine residency training was widespread. However, since about 1992, almost all board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians have completed a residency in that specialty, usually of three to four years duration.
In order to become and remain board-certified in Emergency Medicine, a physician must complete a two-part examination (oral and written) and must continue to complete an examination in Emergency Medicine each year. He or she must then recertify every ten years, by taking additional examinations and demonstrating competence in practice.
Some physicians working in Emergency Departments are "board-eligible" meaning that they have the qualifications to take the Board exams but have not passed those exams yet. Other physicians working in Emergency Departments may be board-certified in other specialties, often Family Practice or Internal Medicine. It is becoming increasingly unusual to find a physician working in an Emergency Department who does not fall into one of the these categories.
Where will my child go for critical care treatment?
Critical care treatment is typically best provided in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Depending on the illness/injury that occurs, treatment may begin in an Emergency Department, but this is mainly done to diagnosis the problem and stabilize any life-threatening conditions. All Emergency Departments can accept both children and adults; however, the Emergency Departments found in a pediatric/children's hospital focus primarily on children.
After the Emergency Department has managed any life-threatening illnesses/injuries, if critical care treatment is required, the child will be transferred to an ICU. Ideally, children will move to a Pediatric ICU. If it is a children's hospital, there may be two types of ICU's...a PICU (Pediatric ICU) and a CICU (Cardiac ICU). Because children with heart problems require very specialized care, a separate unit for cardiac care has been created in many children's hospitals where the nurses and doctors have received additional, specialized training in this area. If not heart condition is present, the PICU will be the best place for your child.
If your child is less than a week old or born prematurely, the NICU (Neonatal ICU) may be the best place for him/her.
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