Emergency Care For You

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Have Living Wills — Do You?

It’s a difficult topic for many to discuss let alone take action on. What are your legal health care wishes in the unfortunate chance you are incapacitated and can’t speak or act for yourself?

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How Can An Emergency Department Assist Patients And Caregivers At The End Of Life?

Dying is an inevitable event. That said, the process of dying, a phase often referred to as "the end of life" can be puzzling and frightening to patients and caregivers.

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Communication With Your Family And Your Doctor About Your Wishes

Thinking and planning for one’s death is often difficult and overwhelming for each of us. We would rather hope that death would never come. However, many of us will face prolonged illnesses and we will have to make tough decisions.

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Hard Choices

Good Samaritan laws were put in place to encourage rescuers who voluntarily help others in emergency situations do so without fear of later being sued by the victim for making a mistake or causing further harm.

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ER Checklists

To prepare for medical emergencies, ACEP recommends that you organize your family's medical information.

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Be ready to be a hero. Learn CPR

To learn more about the World CPR Challenge and how you can participate, visit www.amr.net/cpr.

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Bites and Stings

Most bites and stings are easily treatable and non threatening. However, some insects, snakes, jellyfish and even humans can bite or break the skin and potentially introduce disease into your body.

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Back Pain

Acute back problems may be experienced by almost everyone at some point in their lives. There are many causes of back pain, including accidents, muscle strains, sports injuries; acquired nerve, disc or muscle disorders; mechanical problems involving the spine; and infections and tumors.

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Asthma and Allergies

Although asthma and allergies are two separate conditions asthma is a chronic disease of the bronchial airtubes, whereas allergies involve an overreaction of the body's disease fighting immune system the two conditions can be intertwined and often overlap.

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening, multisystemic allergic reaction that is triggered by common substances, such as foods, insect stings, medications and latex.

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