Golden Triangle Emergency Center wants to take this opportunity to pose a very important question: What would you do in the event of an emergency?
There are few things as instantly frightening as a health emergency. However, with a little bit of preparation and some basic knowledge about how to handle the situation you can get through it and keep yourself and others safe. Remember that GTEC is always open and ready to treat all health problems from minor illness to major emergencies.
Stay Calm and Evaluate the Situation
When confronted with a health emergency it is important to stay calm and evaluate the situation. If you are the one who is sick or injured try to take note of your symptoms and call for help or ask someone else to call for help for you. Don’t delay treatment, but don’t panic or do anything that might make your condition worse either. If you are having a health emergency don’t try to walk or drive yourself to the emergency room. Instead have someone else take you or call 911.
If you are with someone who is having a health emergency stay calm and try to keep the other person calm as well. Make them as comfortable as possible, but once again avoid doing anything that could make the situation worse like moving someone who is injured or allowing someone with a fever to overheat by bundling up in too many blankets. Try to get as much information as possible about the person’s condition and any other key facts so that you can pass that information along to the nurse, doctor, or EMT who is taking care of the person. Above all don’t delay in getting emergency help if you believe the person is in danger. Remember that sometimes someone who is sick or injured may not be thinking clearly and may not even realize they need emergency services.
Emergency Rooms Don’t Have to be Scary
Remember that though a health crisis is frightening, the emergency rooms doesn’t have to be scary. The emergency room is where you go, or where you take your loved one, to receive treatment for an injury or illness. All the doctors, nurses, and emergency room staff will have one goal in common: to help you or your loved one get better. At GTEC we always make our patients our number one priority and we will do everything possible to help alleviate the anxiety and fear that most people will naturally be experiencing due to the health crisis.
We are very excited about the Healthy Living event being hosted at our Port Arthur location. We are looking forward to answering any questions. Please contact us for more information about GTEC’s services. We are always here to help.