We offer 24-hour Emergency services. Our Nursing and Medical Staff are trained in Trauma and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
When do I go to the Emergency Room?
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency:
- Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
- Changes in vision
- Confusion or changes in mental status
- Any sudden or severe pain
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Suicidal feelings
- Difficulty speaking
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual abdominal pain
Our Emergency Department sees patients based on the severity of their illnesses or injuries, not on a first-come, first serve basis. It is best to be prepared when entering an Emergency Department. In order to get the best possible care in the shortest amount of time, please:
Bring a list of medications and allergies: What's the name of the medication you are taking? How often do you take it and for how long? A list of allergies is important, especially if there are many of them. Be sure to include medications, foods, insects or any other product that may cause an allergic reaction. Bring a medical history form with you.
Know your immunizations: This will likely be a long list for children; mainly tetanus, flu and Hepatitis B for adults.
Remain calm: Obviously, it is difficult to remain composed if you've been badly injured, but a calm attitude can help increase communication with the doctors and nurses who are caring for you.