When Should I Go To the Emergency Department?

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9 thoughts on “When Should I Go To the Emergency Department?”

  1. I don’t go to the emergency room unless I feel like I’m on the edge of death or permanent harm. I mean that literally. I hate waiting for hours there.

  2. I hate, hate, HATE going to the emergency room. It usually takes a minimum of 5 hours before you can see a doctor. I know they do the best they can, but still. I definitely don’t go until I absolutely have to.

  3. This is some very important information. Sometimes, people don’t know when they need to get emergency care and it can he detrimental to their health.

  4. We’ve been to DH several times to visit relatives. I’ve always had good experiences there when dealing with their staff.

  5. This is a great post and so true. Making sure that you go to the emergency dept when you really need to is so important before something gets worse.

  6. Emergency rooms serve an important role and can make the difference between life and death. Sadly, as your post confirms, women put themselves last because of family and other demands… and that is very risky.
    We can’t afford to miss getting care when a situation is critical, and that is why it is important to create and collaborate with other parent friends on an advance emergency plan. Have a parent team in place, and discuss what the team will do for each other’s family in an emergency. It can save a life.

  7. I love this post! I only go to the emergency room if I believe it’s absolutely necessary for a couple of reason. First, I know I’ll have to be there for hours. Second, if I’m there for something that isn’t an emergency, I’m taking time away from people who are in real distress.

  8. For us the emergently room is for only extreme emergencies. Being sure the problem is a real emergently is so very important.

  9. Great information! I used to be amazed how much emergency rooms were over-used for little things instead of big emergencies. Great advice when to go to the emergency room.

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