Educate lay people as to what emergency medical situations are, and AREN't
Er's today are overrun by patients that do not require emergency medical care- They clog the system and drive up the cost of healthcare for us all. The general public needs to be educated as to what is and is not an emergency.
1. Strokes, MI's, Trauma, AMS- yes, these are medical emergencies
2. Pregnancy tests, colds and drug seeking behavior are not emergencies.
3. Primary care providers are there for a reason