emergency services http://wrvo.org en How to get the most out of the modern day ER http://wrvo.org/post/how-get-most-out-modern-day-er <p>When people hear &ldquo;emergency room,&rdquo; thoughts of high stress medical situations that could play out on televised shows such as <em>ER</em> often come to mind. While this is fitting to a certain extent, more and more people are finding themselves at the ER to deal with situations that used to be dealt with in the doctor&rsquo;s office. This is because the ER has changed dramatically in more ways than one.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.drleanawen.com/styled/styled-12/bio.html">Dr. Leana Wen</a> discusses how the modern ER works and how to prepare for a visit to it. Dr. Wen is an attending emergency physician and director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University, and the author of <em>When Doctors Don&rsquo;t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Wen.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 45447 at http://wrvo.org How to get the most out of the modern day ER Emergency services suffering from lack of volunteers http://wrvo.org/post/emergency-services-suffering-lack-volunteers <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Recently, a local volunteer department was late responding to a fire in the town of LeRay in Jefferson County. The mutual aid system was activated and a nearby department responded to the blaze; fortunately, no one was hurt. But the incident did highlight a persistent and growing problem among the north country&#39;s primarily volunteer emergency services: a lack of manpower.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 23:56:26 +0000 Joanna Richards 21160 at http://wrvo.org