What to Expect with Unscheduled Medical Care
Presented: February 7, 2017
Speaker: Susan Wilson, MD, ABEM
Emergency Room Physician and Mother of Patient with EGPA
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In this webinar, Dr. Susan Wilson discusses a topic that is known to many patients with vasculitis—having to make an unscheduled visit to the hospital Emergency Department. It can be a stressful and confusing experience, especially for a patient with a rare disease. Dr. Wilson, an Emergency Room Physician (and the mother of a patient with EGPA vasculitis), talks about how you can be prepared for these emergency visits.
The webinar covers the following topics:
- How to prepare for an Emergency Department (ED) visit
- What information you should have accessible, and who you should call before going to the hospital
- What to expect from an ED visit. What questions will be asked, and what tests may be performed
- Why rare disease patients are a particular challenge for Emergency Department physicians