Emergency rooms are equipped to handle a number of different types of injuries and illnesses that require immediate attention. However, emergency rooms are only meant to be used for legitimate emergencies. Knowing what types of illnesses and injuries emergency rooms are designed for can be important the next time one strikes. Of course, the best thing to do in a life threatening emergency is to always call 911 and have them take you to an emergency care center in Dallas right away. Find out more below about the types of services Uptown Emergency Room provides and what services they are not designed to be used for. Before you run into a medical issue it’s always best to know what options are available to you so you are prepared for an emergency.
When Not To Use An Emergency Care Center In Dallas
According to The Robert Wood Foundation, only half to a third of all emergency room visits are actually considered “emergencies”. Most of us know that going to an emergency care center in Dallas means you need immediate care for a serious illness or injury that is potentially life threatening. So why the confusion? For many people, going to an ER can seem like the more convenient option, since there is no appointment required. However, using the emergency room when a visit to your regular physician or an urgent care was a more viable option, could end up causing you more issues in the future.
Here are just some of the reasons people have rushed to an emergency care center in Dallas, only to find out that the emergency room is not able to help them.
- Chronic Pain – If you suffer from chronic pain you will want to discuss this with your regular physician. If the pain has been going on for sometime your physician will be able to help you more than an emergency doctor, who hasn’t had time to build a relationship with you could. Save time by discussing any chronic pain issues with a general physician.
- Knocked Out Teeth – If you lose a tooth or teeth due to an accident or injury, you will want to see your dentist as soon as possible.
- Minor Cuts And Scrapes – If your cut stops bleeding after 10 minutes or you have a puncture wound that is less than a quarter inch deep, you probably don’t need to go to the emergency room.
- Flu Shots – Flu shots are made available through your primary physician’s office, health clinics, pharmacies, and some schools and workplaces. Save the emergency care center in Dallas for real emergencies.
When To Use The Emergency Care Center In Dallas
At Uptown Emergency Room we are able to continue to provide quality care to all of our patients by maintaining a well equipped and highly specialized group of ER doctors and nurses. Another way we can continue to provide quality and timely care to our patients, is by being able to provide emergency care to legitimate emergency cases. If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the following, don’t hesitate to call 911 and have them take you to our emergency care center in Dallas.
- Choking, trouble breathing, or stopped breathing
- Head injury, fainting, passing out or confusion
- Blurred vision, sudden loss of vision
- Injury to the neck or spine
- Severe chest pain and/or pressure
- Seizure lasting three to five minutes, or with no prior diagnosis of epilepsy
- Heavy bleeding, deep cut or puncture
- Suicidal thoughts
- Severe and sudden pain anywhere in the body
- Throwing up blood
- Sever burns
- High fever, with headache and stiff neck or a high fever that won’t go away with medicine
- Severe allergic reaction (hives, swelling, difficulty breathing)
The above list is meant to serve as a guide to help you if you ever find yourself or a loved one, potentially needing emergency care in Dallas. There are of course other reasons you may need to seek emergency care. If you are ever unsure about your symptoms, call 911 or Uptown Emergency Room immediately. We are more than happy to help provide you with quality care and information regarding any of your questions.