Items Tagged ‘emergency’

Security for a Safe Hospital

July 10, 2019

Security for a Safe Hospital

By uclahealth uclahealth

“You never know what could happen inside of the hospital,” says Araceli Castaneda, a security dispatcher for the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “We receive emergency and non-emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We assist everybody in the hospital: staff members, visitors, and patients. They send us out for training so […]

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Tags: emergency, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Security


March 29, 2018

Not just a Dr.

By Bronxboy Bronxboy

I had the pleasure of meeting a new doctor under emergency and life threatening circumstances. Dr. Pooya Bokhoor was summoned to handle my case. To say that he executed in a manner that any patient would hope for is the ultimate truth. However, Dr. Bokhoor’s medical prowess became that much more special when enhanced by […]

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Tags: Doctors Day, Dr. Pooya Bokhoor, emergency, patient stories


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


March 29, 2017

Favorite doctor

By blanket01 blanket01

I had a liver transplant and open heart surgery here at UCLA and couldn’t have been treated any better. My experience at UCLA was just wonderful! I want to thank the liver transplant doctors and my heart surgeon, Dr. Murray H. Kwon. But the one that stood out to me was Dr. James Wilson, my kidney […]

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Tags: cardiology, Doctors Day, Dr. James Wilson, Dr. Murray H. Kwan, emergency, ER, heart, liver transplant, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Transplantation Services


February 3, 2017

One in a million

By lindashevlin lindashevlin

Several years ago I had a gastric problem. I waited weeks before I had to go to the ER. There was so much activity surrounding me it was terrifying. Except there was one hand, holding mine nearly every moment, it reasured me with out words that I would OK. And I was. The nurse from […]

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Tags: emergency, ER, gastric problem, nurses, patient stories


Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

December 12, 2016

Don’t Make the ER Your Home for the Holidays

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

The holiday season brings with it a host of traditions: decorations, office parties, family gatherings, and – unfortunately – more visits to the emergency room. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently estimated that in November and December 2015, ER departments nationwide treated 14,000 injuries involving holiday decorating – an average of 230 injuries per […]

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Tags: accidental injuries, alcohol, decorating, Dr Walid Ghurabi, Dr Wally Ghurabi, emergency, emergency department, holidays, holidays and accidents, injuries, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, video


Don’t wait…communicate: September is National Preparedness Month

September 15, 2016

Don’t wait…communicate: September is National Preparedness Month

By Roxanne Moster Roxanne Moster

Horrific wildfires have displaced hundreds of California residents from their homes this summer.  Hurricanes and fierce storms in Florida and the Gulf Coast have damaged more homes, sending citizens fleeing for shelter.  And eight tornadoes carved through Indiana in August leaving scores homeless. Every time I witness Mother Nature’s fierceness on the news, it reminds […]

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Tags: CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency, emergency preparedness starter kit, family communications plan, fierce storms, hurricanes, National Preparedness Month


Make an emergency plan – Follow these 4 steps

September 1, 2016

Make an emergency plan – Follow these 4 steps

By uclahealth uclahealth

Disaster preparedness is everyone’s responsibility.  September is National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we must prepare for emergencies that may impact us at home, work and school.  Now is the time to begin preparing for all types of disasters that may impact you – not just earthquakes. 1. Develop an emergency plan […]

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Tags: emergency, emergency notifications, emergency plan, emergency preparedness, personal preparedness plan, red cross, safety


Stroke on the rise in young adults: Are you at risk?

June 1, 2016

Stroke on the rise in young adults: Are you at risk?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most people think strokes only affect older adults, but that is not the reality. About one in 10 strokes occurs in people 18 to 50 years old, according to the American Heart Association. Research in recent years has indicated an increased prevalence of stroke among younger individuals. While older Americans still make up the majority […]

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Tags: diabetes, emergency, exercising, hemorrhagic strokes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ischemic strokes, lifestyle factors, obesity, smoking, stroke, stroke symptoms