10 Injury Treatment Priorities at the Emergency Room



The cause of a patient's vomiting, much like many of the other reasons for ER visits, can be complicated to diagnose. Reasons range from mild, such as a viral infection, a migraine headache or motion sickness, to serious, like food poisoning or food allergies, to life-threatening, such as when it's a symptom of a brain tumor. Doctors will look closely at any co-existing conditions and symptoms, as well as conduct diagnostic tests like blood work, urinalysis and X-rays to help determine the cause of the problem. Because of the potential for vomiting to be a serious condition, it is given mid-level priority in the emergency department.