Medical emergencies can happen at any time. To assist those who suffer from illness or injury at any time of the day or night, the hospital emergency room is always open to provide expert medical care quickly. Below are some of the most common medical emergencies treated at a hospital emergency room.
Also called a “brain attack,” a stroke occurs when a hemorrhage or clot interrupts blood flow to a part of the brain. Although the symptoms of a stroke can differ depending on the part of the brain affected, those suffering from this event will typically experience numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking, and vision changes. When left untreated, a stroke can lead to long-term disability and even death.
- Chest pain
Chest pain is one of the most common symptoms of a heart attack, along with nausea, sweating, and shortness of breath. If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms, call 911 or seek medical treatment immediately—a heart attack can lead to death when left untreated.
Young children are very curious and will often explore the objects in their environment by placing things in their mouths. Hospital emergency rooms are ready and able to address any cases of poisoning that may occur accidentally in children or adults.
- Acute behavioral health problems
Mental health is extremely important to overall wellness, and when problems arise, emergency medical staff is ready to respond. Contemplating suicide, severe depression, and severe anxiety or panic attacks are all considered behavioral health problems that may require emergency care.
At Menorah Medical Center, our Emergency Services department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide prompt, quality healthcare when you and your loved ones need it most. Even before arrival by ambulance, our team of experienced healthcare professionals is working to prepare for an anticipated treatment plan. If you are interested in learning more about our emergency room or wait times, simply call us at (913) 498-6000.