More than 10,000 animals are treated in the Massachusetts General Hospital in an emergency room, but they’re not all treated with a specific medication, according to a new study.
Instead, the hospital relies on an animal health team, which is often a team of vets, to treat the animals.
The study, published in the journal Emerg Infect Dis, found that the team works closely with the hospital’s animal physicians and the hospital staffs a variety of animals to determine which ones have the best chance of survival.
The researchers said this team was often able to quickly identify a sick animal and recommend antibiotics to treat it.
The results could be used to improve the care of animals in the future.
The team was also able to identify animal conditions that needed further treatment, and then use this knowledge to improve animal care.
[Read: 7 Things You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Health]”Our study shows that the human-animal team is an important part of the emergency department and that the animal health program is very effective,” said Dr. Andrew Krashen, lead author of the study.
“We need to think about what’s most effective and how best to use that knowledge to treat animals.”
The team is a mix of veterinarians and nurses, with vets from the Boston Animal Hospital, Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and nurses from the Massachusetts Animal Health Center, according the study’s abstract.
The team’s main job is to care for sick animals.
They get them anesthetized, give them antibiotics and take them to a veterinary hospital, where they are cared for and monitored.
The research team also helped with animal transfers to the general ward and the intensive care unit.
“The goal is to help animals recover faster, more effectively and more easily,” Krasen said.
The researchers found that while the team worked closely with vets, the doctors on the team also played a role in the animal care, with about 80% of the veterinarians performing animal-related duties while the general physicians, nurses and veterinary staff took care of the animals, according a study summary.
The veterinary staffs are mostly veterinary and nurse practitioners, who are the vets who provide the most care and support to the animals in emergency rooms, said study co-author Dr. Richard S. Smith, a veterinarian and director of animal medicine at Harvard Medical Schools Children’s Hospital Boston.
“I think this is really an example of a human intervention that actually improved animal care,” Smith said.
“The team worked very closely with a veterinarian to provide care, and that was the only way that the hospital could get to a safe animal.”
The study is the first to look at how a combination of vets and a human health team would perform the critical job of caring for animals in an acute-care facility.
“This is a very important area of animal care in the emergency room,” Smith told Healthline.
“You need both the animal and the vet to be very, very skilled and very skilled in order to make that transition.”
The researchers analyzed data from about 500 animals at the Massachusetts general hospital between January and April 2018.
They used data from emergency department visits to the hospital, which were recorded by staff and used to assess the animal’s health, including its oxygen levels and whether it was dehydrated.
The data were then analyzed by an animal-health team from the hospital.
They also looked at the animals’ oxygen levels, including their body temperature, and whether they were dehydrated or had fluid leaking from their lungs.
The research team was able to determine that while about 80 percent of the staff performed animal-based duties, a small minority were working with a human team.
The animal-human team helped identify and treat more than 100,000 cases of dehydration and fluid leakage.
The study was published in Emerg Med.
Smith is now working on another study to study how to improve emergency-room care for animals, and to find out what the optimal animal care strategy is for an animal in the hospital or in the community.