This is the evaluation and management of your symptoms or injury in a 24 hour emergency room.
An Emergency Room (ER) or Emergency Department (ED) visit includes the evaluation and management of your symptoms or injury in a 24 hour emergency room setting.
If you are not suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury, call your primary healthcare provider, or NurseLine, so you can describe your symptoms and get advice on how best to manage them. You should call 911 if you have:
This list does not include all possible examples of a possible life-threatening emergency. If you have a possible life-threatening illness or injury, such as above, call 911 immediately. Do not take yourself to the Emergency Room, even if there is someone to drive you.
Be an active participant in your healthcare. If you decide to go to the ER, if possible:
When you see the ER healthcare provider, here are some questions to ask. If you are being seen for an injury, not all questions will apply to your situation.
Make sure you understand your treatment plan, any possible alternatives, and what medications are recommended (including possible side effects).
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