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    When should my child go to the emergency room (er) for abdominal pain?
    In this video, Matt Bush, MD, Medical Director of Medical City Dallas Hospital says to look for abdominal pain with fever, localized pain or severe pain as reasons for taking your child to the emergency room.
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    Medical City Explains  When should an adult go to the ER with a fever
    A fever that is accompanied by symptoms such as a headache, vomiting or a backache should be addressed immediately. Watch as Medical Director, Matt Bush, MD of Medical City Dallas Hospital, explains the various symptoms that warrant an ER trip.
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    How do paramedics evaluate a trauma patient?
    Paramedics evaluate patients at the scene of an accident in a process called triage. Watch this video of Rick Kline, MD, Trauma Medical Director at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, to learn more about the triage process.
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    What are the different trauma center levels?
    Trauma center levels of care are defined by the American College of Surgeons and its Committee on Trauma. In this video, Rick Kline, MD, Trauma Medical Director at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, describes the four levels.
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    What is a trauma center?
    A trauma center is a healthcare team that's trained to treat injured patients quickly. In this video, Rick Kline, MD, Trauma Medical Director at Regional Medical Center of San Jose describes the benefits of a trauma center. 
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    Where might ER patients go if they don't have a life threatening condition?
    An ER patient with a non-life-threatening condition may go to the hospital's rapid-medical evaluation area. In this video, Elaine Nelson, MD, Emergency Medicine Medical Director at Regional Medical Center of San Jose, explains more. 
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    Does it matter if I arrive at the ER in a car instead of an ambulance?
    The ER team gets advance info about a patient arriving by ambulance. Learn how the ER team evaluates walk-in patients in this video with Elaine Nelson, MD, Emergency Medicine Medical Director, Regional Medical Center of San Jose.
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    How Does the Intensivist Communicate with the patient's Physician or Surgeon?
    An intensivist communicates with your doctor or surgeon in a flexible and perceptive way. In this video, Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD, a pulmonologist at Riverside Community Hospital, describes how intensivists work with subspecialists in various settings.
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    What Is the Training for an Intensivist?
    The training for an intensivist adds a critical care fellowship to a traditional residency. In this video, Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD, a pulmonologist at Riverside Community Hospital, adds that additional mentoring is important for intensivists.
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    Do All Hospitals Have Intensivists?
    Not all hospitals have intensivists. In this video, Ahmed El-Bershawi, MD, a pulmonologist at Riverside Community Hospital, describes how intensivists are in short supply in U.S. hospitals and the kinds of care they provide.