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Learning About Diabetes Diagnosis, Treatment and Research

It's An Emergency! 3 Tips For Your Emergency Room Visit

by Carla Hudson

No one wants to suffer a serious injury or illness, but if you do, you may need to make a trip to the emergency room. Here are three tips for your visit.

Prepare Yourself For Questions

When you go to the emergency room in pain and suffering from an injury of any kind, you won't likely be in the right mindset to rattle off your personal details. Unfortunately, the hospital needs to know all about you, so you can be treated appropriately. 

One way to prepare for this ahead of time is to make sure you have a phone app or list of your medical conditions, allergies, and personal information like your emergency contact numbers, name, age, and other vital information. 

If you prepare by having this all written down in a notebook, on your phone, or even on a card in your wallet, the emergency staff will be able to find it and make sure you get the right care without triggering your allergies or treating you for symptoms instead of a disorder. 

Be Prepared to Wait

Emergency rooms are for real emergencies, not your everyday breaks, bumps, and bruises. You probably have an emergency clinic nearby that works with minor injuries like fractures and colds, and those facilities aim to get you in and out as fast as possible. 

Emergency rooms are better prepared to deal with major injuries and life-threatening conditions. For instance, if you have a complex break in a bone in your leg and it is sticking through the skin, that would be something a hospital should treat to prevent shock and other conditions from developing. A fracture could be managed at a local 24-hour care unit. 

Heart attacks, chest pain, serious lacerations, amputations, and other life-threatening conditions should all be treated at a hospital. Sore throats, minor rashes, and slight fevers should not. 

If you decide to take yourself or your child to the emergency room for what is considered a minor injury or illness, you will be asked to wait. Your wait could be several hours, since doctors have to treat patients in order of severity, so make sure you head to the right location to get the treatment you need sooner. 

Know Your Rights Under Your Insurance

When you head into an emergency room, you'll need to provide insurance information if you have it. Under law, your insurance provider has to cover your emergency care, but the catch is that it MUST be an emergency. If there are tests performed that could wait or your visit was deemed not to be an emergency, you may not get covered completely. Check with your provider. 

Also know that emergency room doctors have to treat you, regardless of your ability to pay

These are a few tips that can help you prepare for an emergency room visit. Make sure you're prepared ahead of time, so you can help your doctors help you. (For information on health insurance, you can contact Quesenberry Agency For Blue Cross-Blue Shield)