I have provided emergency room care for the past 6 years at a rural hospital and large metropolitan area hospital. I have also been involved in trauma for 6.5 years at a Level 1 Trauma Center in New Orleans. It is important to address patient needs and involve them in every aspect of his/her care. The patient's medical knowledge as a direct effect on his/her outcome and it is the provider's responsibility to ensure they have been educated appropriately.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport