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Preparing for a Trip to the Emergency Room

Planning for a ER visit can help reduce stress

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  • What goes in an emergency kit?
  • Know your emergency contacts
  • Signs that indicate a trip to the ER

Trips to the ER can induce panic in both the patient and the caregiver. Planning for an emergency room visit can help reduce stress. Follow these steps to ensure that in an emergency situation your loved one receives the best possible care and that you remain calm.

 

See also: Handling a Hospitalization.

 

1) Prepare an Emergency Room Kit
Upon arrival at the ER, hospital personnel will ask about insurance coverage, medications and medical history. Create an emergency room kit that you or your loved one can easily grab on the way to the hospital and that includes the following: … Back to Article

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