Express Hospital Treatment

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/15/2006 06:00
  • Ended: 11/17/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 13
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Express Hospital Treatment
Contest Directions: [ Only about a third of hospitals nationwide are meeting the 90-minute standard for treating heart attack patients, so many hospitals attempt to speed up treatment by using time-saving practices and devices. ]
I read this and shuddered. That means I have a 33% chance of surviving a heart attack. This news was such a shock I almost had a heart attack. Despite the slow response time by some of the slower acting hospitals patients did not complain. I guess it's hard to complain when you are dead. Hopefully, the doctors and hospitals in my area will comply with these recommendations. I am afraid to go to the hospital even with a broken leg.
In this contest you are asked to show different methods of speeding up treatment by hospitals or doctors. Show unusual tools or methods used. An example would be a tree branch to set a broken leg or a chainsaw to perform surgery.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/15/2006 06:00
    • Ended: 11/17/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
13 pictures
  • Drive Through Hospital Service

    Drive Through Hospital Service
  • Grim Reaper Scalpel

    Grim Reaper Scalpel
  • Baseball Brain Surgery

    Baseball Brain Surgery
  • Patients on a Hospital Coveyor Belt

    Patients on a Hospital Coveyor Belt
  • Drive Through Operation Room

    Drive Through Operation Room
  • Cardboard Box Medical Center

    Cardboard Box Medical Center
  • Childbirth with a Sledge Hammer

    Childbirth with a Sledge Hammer
  • Liposuction with a Vacuum Cleaner

    Liposuction with a Vacuum Cleaner
  • Boy with Duct Tape Bandages for Head Injury

    Boy with Duct Tape Bandages for Head Injury
  • Man Getting Tooth Fixed with Super Glue

    Man Getting Tooth Fixed with Super Glue
13 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Local cardiac hospitals indicate that they follow six recommended measures to treating heart attack patients. The say that they use these procedures within 90 minutes of arrival. The recommended measures they follow are:
-- let ER doctors activate catheterization lab and prepare for angioplasty instead of waiting for a cardiologist.
-- establish a one call system so that the angioplasty team can be on hand quickly.
-- have the ER staff activate the cath lab when the paramedics tell them that a patient en route has suffered a heart attack.
-- expect appropriate staff members to be in the hospital within 20 minutes of being paged.
-- make sure that a cardiologist is on site at the hospital at all times.
-- make sure that the staff gets immediate feedback in regard to how they performed.

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