Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 16, 1967 · Page 9
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 9

Tucson, Arizona
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Tuesday, May 16, 1967
Page 9
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Woman's View TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1967 BITS OF CONVERSATION PAGE 10 Know The Rules Before You Rush To Emergency Room By BETTY MILBURN Citizen Woman's Editor Stop! Before you rush your child -- or anyone -- to a hospital emergency room, make sure you know what an emergency room can and cannot do. I did it all wrong on a re_cent Saturday afternoon. ;. While his parents were ··vacationing in Mexico, a t'.4-year-old named Brad was -visiting his uncle and aunt "across the street from us. T ; On this particular after;,noon, the aunt had gone ^shopping, leaving her chil- ; dren and Brad, as usual, in -the care ^of their Mexican "maid, Rosa. « - Somehow or other, Brad 1 '-.managed to poke a piece of ^·vvood -- part of a game -- up · his nose. Rosa and Greg's 14^year-old cousin, Claudia, tried -unsuccessfully to remove the ·piece of wood, which was getting more and more uncomfortable in the little guy's Mrs. E. W. Bambauer 'New State ji Group Elects \:Tucsonian . Tucsonian Mrs. E. W. Bam- '.bauer will serve as president 'of the newly formed Arizona Legal Secretaries Association. '. The group recently held an ^organizational meeting in · Casa Garnde. i ! New officers elected were ',Mrs. Norma Jaeger of Maricopa chapter, first vice presi- jderrt'; Mrs. Al Janesch of [Tucson, second vice president; Mrs. Iris Smith of ^Mesa-Tempe chapter, third -vice president; Mrs. Louise IHasl of Maricopa chapter, ex- ·ecutive secretary, and Mrs. 'Irene Swearingen of Tucson, i treasurer. * ' Mrs. Miriam Frieberg of .'Tucson will serve as national ·director for the group. nose. Everyone was getting frightened. So Claudia called, me, as the nearest neighbor. I couldn't remove the wood, either. And while it wasn't terribly dangerous -- just uncomfortable '-- where it was, there was the fear that the child might suddenly inhale and get the wood in his lungs. Why not play it safe, I thought, and just ran Brad down to the emergency room at Tucson Medical Center? Some resident or intern could have the wood out in a second. This was a bad decision. I had taken the precaution of telephoning Medical Center to say we were on the way, and the .voice there suggested that I could save time by telephoning my physician and asking him to phone "instruc- ' tions" to the emergency room. I did as asked and phoned my physician's office, only to find that he was in Phoenix. I gave the nurse a brief summary of the problem and asked that my doctor's associate phone the hospital. I should never have left the telehone without talking to t h e associate himself. I thought he would just tell some resident or intern to take the wood out of Brad's nose. Had I- talked to a doctor, surely "he .would have explained that residents and interns are'not yet licensed to practice. When we got to the hospital -- Claudia, Brad and I -- the emergency room nurse, nice- Jy but firmly told us to sit down and relax -- that her instructions were to call Dr. XX who was at a meeting at the Ramada Inn. Mrs. Moore ; To Take Office ', Mrs. D. E. Moore will be [installed tonight as president -of the Palo Verde Mothers .Club. ' The 6:30 event will be held a t the Marion McDaniel .Lodge, 3959 E. Mabel St. ' Other new officers will be .Mrs. Aaron Bassett, vice president; Mrs. Orville Evan- ·son, treasurer, and Mrs. Mac Sarton, secretary. CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST wiM contract 3.9 miles of rood reconstruction in the Chiricahua Mountains, 40 miles Northeast of Dnuglos, near Portal. Mf*iutwi ky cainf Mr. Knapp U.S. FOREST SERVICE at 792-6011 learned the necessity for a town doctor, rather than a memoer of the hospital staff. Naively, I had assumed that perhaps even a nurse could remove the wood with a hemostat or a Kelly clip, Well, at this point, I realized what a crazy situation I was in, and how unwise I had been to come to the hospital at all with this sort of a problem. Never mind, I told the nurse. I'll take Brad to some doctor's office and it will be much quicker. Then I did what I should have done before ever leaving home. I started telephoning. There was, on this particular Saturday, a medical convention in Phoenix and a science meeting at the Ramada. So it took maybe 20 ' t e l e p h o n e calls before I reached a physician friend who said to bring Brad over and he'd remove the wood. I did and he did. And the whole thing was over in about 10 seconds. But it was a wild afternoon -- unnecessarily long and painful for Brad and unnecessarily frustrating for me -all because I did not under- s t a n d a b o u t emergency rooms. When an emergency exists (and what you and -1 think- of as an emergency often is not so viewed by the medical profession) and that dash to the hospital seems indicated, it is very difficult to be calm and rational on the telephone. But DO BE. STOP and make the arrangements before you leave -- even if your child is bloody and screaming. Or have- someone else phone for you while you rush to the hospital. You'll save precious time in the long run. own doctor, who will meet you at the hospital, or will tell you to come to his office or home instead of going to the hospital. In other instances -- a possible broken bone, say -your doctor may send you to the emergency room; then phone instructions for X rays or other lab work before any action can be taken. But in the average emergency -- a child with 'a cut head, or something in an eye or a nose -- get the arrangements made with some doctor FIRST./ You can, in a terribly dire emergency, phone the hospital, tell the emergency nurse 'that you are unable to reach your physician and that you will accept anyone she can get. She will then get in touch with the on-call doctor. But a hospital cannot, ethically, supply- a doctor when you have indicated a family physician or a particular preference. You must wait for that doctor or someone he sends. In Tucson, both Medical Center and St. Joseph's have s i m i l a r emergency procedures. No matter what you see on television and in the movies, there is not a licensed staff physician at local hospitals just there waiting to treat you when you rush in. So know 'the rules, and save yourself a lot of time. STOP. Make the arrangements BEFORE you dash to the hospital emergency room. It was only then that I Ideally, you'll reach your Osteopathic Guild Names Mrs. Bruce Mrs. Calvin Bruce will assume her duties tomorrow as president of the Tucson chapter of the National Osteopathic Guild Association. The 8 p.m. installation will be held at Tucson General Hospital. Mrs. P. J. Anguilo will serve as installing officer. Other officers will be Mrs. Frank Stuart, president-elect; Mrs. Toby Kutoroff, vice president; Mrs. J. G. Gehm, recording secretary; Mrs. W. H. Pettit, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. Charles Laplante, treasurer. IS-THERE-STILL-TIME? Yes, you have time to get your figure in shape for the summer season, if you START NOW! BARBARA GLASPER, Mother of three, stl keeps the measurements she had in High School by attending the HEALTH CLUBS. MAY SPECIAL 65 C per treatment in scries HO THE IMT ON VISITS CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH OUR FIGURE EXPERTS... 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The garden will be the setting Thursday for the Tucson Art Center's annual May supper. The party will begin with a social hour at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30. Mrs. Knapp is a member of the supper committee which is headed by Mrs. James Drachman. Members and guests may make reservations for the supper by calling the Tucson Art Center, 325 W. Franklin St. Mrs. Anthony Telia Heads New Garden Club A new organization, the Sabino Garden Club, recently has been formed. Members of the organization have joined together for the purpose of learning the fundamentals of horticulture in Tucson. Mrs. Anthony R. Telia will serve as president. She and other officers will be installed Thursday at a luncheon to be held in the home of Mrs. Harry Pratt, 8901 E. Summer Trail. The event is slated at 10 a.m. Assisting Mrs. Telia will be Mrs. H. P. Ruhsam, vice p r e s i d e n t ; Mrs. Don R. 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