emergency medicine

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

September 18, 2019

Hospitalist care provided relief to complex patient

By uclahealth uclahealth

Howard Brenner had his first heart attack at 41, and soon after, became a UCLA Health patient. In the past 20-plus years, Brenner, now 67, has had various imaging studies and procedures, including the placement of nine stents to open up his coronary arteries. All of this is documented in his electronic medical record. The […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Boris Arbit, Dr. Ravi Dave, Hospitalists, patient stories, patient story, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Health Encino


UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

September 16, 2019

UCLA doctors where you may not expect them

By uclahealth uclahealth

In addition to the more than 180 primary and specialty care offices throughout the greater Los Angeles region, UCLA Health also has physicians who specialize in caring for hospitalized patients in 17 community facilities and counting. Here is what you need to know about our hospitalist program: Always call your primary care office first Unless […]

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Tags: Hospitalists, primary care, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Checkup, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, urgent care


My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

August 6, 2019

My most challenging patient: A resourceful nurse reunites a confused patient with his family

By uclahealth uclahealth

Emergency Management Services brought an elderly patient to the Emergency Department after he was found wandering the streets in Santa Monica. The patient initially said his wife had dropped him off. He appeared clean and was dressed appropriately, but he was very confused and not able to tell us his date of birth. The patient […]

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Tags: featured


Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

June 4, 2019

Safe-riding tips for scooter commuters

By uclahealth uclahealth

Electric scooters have become ubiquitous on the streets of Westwood — and everywhere else. Earlier this year, UCLA researchers reported results of a study in which they found that people involved in scooter accidents sometimes are injured badly enough to demand emergency treatment. Tarak Trivedi, MD, is among the UCLA physicians who might treat these […]

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Tags: Dr. Tarak Trivedi, electric scooters


UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

May 8, 2019

UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

What is the mobile stroke unit? Approximately every 40 seconds, someone in the United States will have a stroke and every four minutes, someone will die as a result of the disease. Against that backdrop, UCLA Health launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, enabling rapid delivery of brain-saving medications to stroke […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, ambulance, critical-care nurse, CT scanner, CT technologist, stroke, stroke neurologist, UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit


April 22, 2019

Appendicitis

By negeen negeen

About a week ago, I developed appendicitis. I went to the UCLA ED, which was close by since I am a student at UCLA. I was a bit nervous and anxious since I have never been to an ED without a parent. The nurses and other staff were very kind and comforting, but the 3 […]

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Tags: patient stories


April 22, 2019

Celebrating Dr William Carol for outstanding health care practices.

By Joy11 Joy11

Celebrating Dr William Carol for outstanding health care practices. As a UCLA liver transplant patient, 8 years in, I feel so very blessed to have been able to be in the Extensivist Program this year. Dr William Carol, my General Practitioner, has won my trust and respect. Dr Carol’s bedside manner is genuine and he listens […]

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Tags: Dr William Carol, Extensivist Program, patient stories, UCLA liver transplant patient


Father's Complicated Case of Pneumonia

April 22, 2019

Father’s Complicated Case of Pneumonia

By ShastaJade ShastaJade

It’s been 2 weeks since my dad was transferred to UCLA hospital. (Currently there in the ICU). This has been a very complicated case and the following will explain why. Upon arrival at UCLA an assessment took place, many different test and scans were taken. Checking all organs and organ systems (All of which came […]

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Tags: and MRSA, infections, patient stories, physical therapist, Sepsis, speech therapist, Staph Pneumonia, stroke


March 29, 2019

A touch of compassion

By Big John Big John

I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Dr Neville for bringing this 3 wishes project to our unit and now our health system, as a bedside nurse in the MICU, this not only gives the patients and families a beautiful dignified end of life celebration, it allows for us caregivers to have […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes Program, Doctors Day, Dr. Thanh Neville, end-of-life, MICU, patient stories


Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

March 18, 2019

Coming to UCLA is Like Coming Home

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Little did I know that there was kind of a time bomb within me,” says Michael P. Richards, a patient liaison volunteer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center who checked into the emergency room after having trouble walking. “I was diagnosed with stage three colorectal cancer in March of 2014. I’m so prejudiced because of […]

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Tags: cancer, chemotherapy, colorectal cancer, emergency room, featured, patient liaison volunteer, stage three colorectal cancer