The purpose of emergency rooms is to save lives, but they're more complex than we think. Treating a range of illnesses from cardiac arrest to the common cold, emergency health experts act quickly to get patients the treatment they need. Test your knowledge of emergency rooms with this quiz.
Question 1 of 20
Who predated the modern emergency room to provide care to patients in dire need?
Question 2 of 20
What event most bolstered the development of emergency room care?
Question 3 of 20
What percent of American adults visit the emergency room each year?
Question 4 of 20
How do emergency rooms prioritize patients?
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Do pregnant women go to the emergency room?
Question 6 of 20
In rural areas, who is the most likely to end up visiting the ER?
Question 7 of 20
How are emergency medical technicians and paramedics different from emergency care doctors?
Question 8 of 20
What is a non-urgent visit?
Question 9 of 20
Say you're at the ER because you've suddenly become dizzy and short of breath. When you arrive, what's important to keep in mind while discussing your condition with doctors?
Question 10 of 20
On average, are wait times in emergency rooms getting longer or shorter?
Question 11 of 20
If you have a child younger than 3 months old who has a fever, you should take the child to the ER when the fever reaches what temperature?
Question 12 of 20
What's the difference between emergency care and urgent care?
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following can warrant treatment in the ER?
Question 14 of 20
Which symptom is reason enough to receive emergency care?
Question 15 of 20
What health condition is not among the most common doctors treat in the ER?
Question 16 of 20
With existing health disparities, which factors increase a person's likelihood of seeking treatment at emergency departments?
Question 17 of 20
ER doctors deal with patients arriving with foreign objects in their bodies. What's a potentially dangerous item patients have been known to accidentally swallow?
Question 18 of 20
Emergency rooms receive how many visits per year in the United States?
Question 19 of 20
Which combination best reflects specialties included in most emergency rooms?
Question 20 of 20