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Dr. Eric Forsthoefel’s Interview on Non-Urgent Patients


Emergency care is given the patients who need specialized treatment in hospitals. However, this is not the case in the country at the moment. Non-emergency cases find themselves in the emergency facilities as well. Below is the description of the situation in the great state of Florida.

The Scope of the matter

From the research carried by highly recognized institutions in the country in 2016, the Harvard School of Public Health, the National Public Radio, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, about one-third of the Americans have been admitted in emergency rooms despite their case not being as urgent. Similar research had been carried in 1990, and the results were the mirror image of the new findings. Additionally, 37% of the Floridians have been taken to the emergency rooms either without knowing that it was an emergency case or immediately getting to the emergency room that it is known.

Why is such a case for so long? To answer the question, health reporter, Abe Aboraya, from Orlando has an interview with professor Robert Blendon, and his opinion on the matters was that about one-third of the Floridians had been victims of such as well in the past two years.

The Emergency Doctor’s opinion

Despite witnessing such cases happening and even handling some of them in good faith, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel has failed to understand exactly what goes wrong. When he was interviewed recently, Dr. Eric Forsthoefel in his opinion explained why this is the case. This was due to lack of access to the medical care. Therefore, the patients find it better to go to the emergency centers to receive the much-needed help. Thus, despite the situation, they still make it their responsibility to attend to the patients despite the situation. However, as the non-emergent cases increase in the emergency rooms, it makes it difficult to participate in the emergency cases and thus the stretch of hospital resources.

Regardless of the confusion, the emergency doctors and the entire staff works harder to curb the problem and attend to all the patients equally without any form of discrimination or favor.

Dr. Saad Saad Revolutionizes the Catheter

Dr. Saad Saad may wear the cap of accomplished surgeon for the field of pediatric care, but that is not the only title he holds. Dr. Saad Saad is also a patent holder, allowing him to wear the cap of inventor as well. Saad Saad is a native of Palestine. He earned his medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt, interned in England, and then immigrated to the U.S about 45 years ago. Since then he has performed thousands of pediatric surgeries, varying from the simple to the complex. He has gone on numerous medical missions both in the U.S. and Jerusalem, offering his surgical skill to the poor and destitute. His two inventions were moments of irritation and insight.


Dr. Saad is always looking for way to improve medical methods, this is true of many physicians the world over. They want to speed up recovery times, lessen pain, and reduce risk from their operations. In his tenure Dr. Saad Saad has developed many new pediatric surgical procedures to enhance the success of certain operations. He has also created two inventions that replace older, less functional devices for the sake of making people’s jobs easier. His first invention is called a Catheter with Integral Electromagnetic Location Identification Device.


Catheters are essentially tubes that are used for a varied range of functions. They are inserted into the body to either perform a surgical procedure, or in the treatment of a medical condition. Doctors can use the tubes to drain fluids, alleviate gases, or gain access to certain areas of the anatomy with surgical instruments. As catheters are designed to be left in the body, a problem arises when catheters need to be located prior to surgery. A catheter has to be placed somewhere that can be tracked. Surgeons have to be exact about this. Originally X-rays would be used to determine catheter placement, or alternatively an MRI. The former can be dangerous because of radiation, the latter inconvenient due to the bulky non-portable quality of the MRI machine.


So Dr. Saad Saad patented an invention that aids medical practitioners in locating the catheter easily. Instead of wasting precious time trying to determine where a catheter is, let the catheter tell you where it is. Dr. Saad strapped an integral electromagnetic location device to a catheter. The device uses electromagnetic energy to identity itself, allowing the catheter’s location to be easily seen. The device is housed in the tip of the catheter and communicates with an external locating device that scans the patients’ body. Much like a metal detector the external device can pinpoint the catheter location. This makes the operations faster, reduces risk, and allows patients to avoid X-rays and MRIs. Learn more