There is no way to anticipate an emergency situation however there are precautionary measures one can take to make sure they are prepared for the worst. Here are some things to consider when preparing for an emergency situation.
Stay calm during an emergency. Panicking only clouds our judgement and makes us get tunnel vision. It is important to maintain a level head during times of stress in order to think through the solution clearly.
Knowledge about the nearest medical facilities and the type of services they offer is important. Not every facility deals with every kind of case so having a list of the places with the type of cases they handle is a good idea. Free-Standing emergency rooms such as SignatureCare Emergency Center are equipped to handle just about any emergency situation, find which one is closest to you.
Teach Your Kid/Family Members
If you have kids, you should teach them some basic guidelines on how to handle an emergency in case the adult gets injured. Teach them first to try to remove whatever object is causing them injury (for example, if a heavy bookshelf falls on someone) or get them away from the site of danger if possible. The next thing they should do is dial 911 and carefully relay the necessary information to the operator in an understandable matter.
If your kids are very young, ensure they know your address. If they are older, you can have them learn some first aid and get basic life support (BLS) training.
Get to the Appropriate Facility on Time
Getting to the right facility is vital to ensure you or your loved one receives the necessary care needed and does not develop any complications with the passage of time. If you need directions to your nearest SignatureCare Emergency Center, call the facility and google maps directions will be sent straight to your phone, to ensure you get treated as soon as possible.
In an Emergency has occurred, visit the closest emergency room 24 hours a day and get relief fast.
The Signature Care ERs operate in Austin, College Station, Odessa, Texarkana, Midland, Paris, Lewisville, Pflugerville and Killeen, TX. All these ERs are fully functional emergency rooms, equipped with state of the art facilities and are staffed with board certified physicians available 24 hours a day. They offer little to no-wait times so you can be treated less than 10 minutes after you arrive.
If you are looking for more information, you can visit any of our emergency rooms 24 hours a day. You can make an appointment or check in online 24 hours a day- Or simply walk in whenever you are sick, injured or need medical care.