Medical emergencies are inevitable and experiencing one will prompt the patient to seek immediate medical care in an emergency medical center that operates 24 hours in the provision of quick medical care services. Emergency medical conditions requiring one to visit an emergency medical center include;
• Injuries as a result of accidents
• Animal bites such as a dog bite
• Bleeding that is not controllable
• Shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing
• Allergic reactions
• Gunshot wounds
• Chest pains
• Sudden dizziness and weakness
• Vomiting and diarrhea that is severe
• Abdominal pain that is severe
• Mental breakdown
An emergency medical center consists of an emergency medical team including doctors, paramedics and nurses that are trained on emergency medicine on how to provide emergency care to patients.
Emergency care provision in an emergency medical center involves a series of steps that include;
• Determining of patient condition
This involves accessing the severity of the patient’s condition by the emergency technicians and emergency nurses. A brief history of the medical health of the patient is also taken.
Treatment will be based on the severity of the patient’s condition whereby those requiring urgent attention are treated first.
This involves the identification of the patient by the provision of vital information including contact details, previous medical history and approval to receive treatment. This will help the doctors to determine the best treatment option that the patient will receive and the type of tests to be run.
A physical exam is taken by the physician and various tests are run depending on the condition of the patient including blood tests, urine tests and imaging tests such as X-rays. This will help determine the type of treatment that the patient will receive. An IV fluid may also be administered during this stage where medications and fluids are directed into the patient’s system.
Based on the test results and condition, the patient might be admitted for further observation and treatment or just treated and then discharged to go home.
Medical emergency centers are important in that threats associated with medical emergencies such as heart attacks and stoke that can cost lives are prevented from happening by the provision of quick medical services.