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Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we’ve made significant investments in staff and facilities to shorten wait times in our emergency department.

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When Should I Go To The ER?

Emergency Help Sheet

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It can be difficult to determine when injuries or illnesses are worthy of an emergency room visit. Sometimes a trip to the emergency room is necessary in order to get proper care.

Checklist of Conditions

Go to the ER if you have any of these signs or symptoms…

  • *A heart attack lasting two minutes or more: pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the chest; tightness, burning, or aching under the breastbone; lightheadedness
  • *Signs of a stroke: weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg on one side of the body; loss of vision; loss of speech, or trouble talking; severe headaches with no known cause; dizziness, unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially when accompanied by any other stroke symptoms
  • Severe shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding that does not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
  • Abdominal pain
  • Poisoning (Note: Call local poison control center first and ask for immediate assistance. Such precautions taken before an emergency room visit could save your life.)
  • Allergic reaction
  • Worsening reaction to an insect bite or sting
  • Serious cuts or burns
  • Body temperature of 105 degrees or higher
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Possible broken bone or extreme sprain
  • Head injury or severe headache
  • Unexpected drowsiness or disorientation
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Continuous vomiting or diarrhea
  • Thoughts of suicide or homicide
  • Loss of muscle or bowel control
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Infected wounds

Disclaimer: this checklist is among the most common conditions, but are not limited to other signs and symptoms that can be treated in an emergency room visit.

*Note: if you’ve had a previous heart attack or stroke, these symptoms may worsen.