Most people don’t know what to do in the event of an emergency. Do they seek urgent medical assistance, dial the hospital or call 911? Sharp HealthCare has uploaded an instructional video to their YouTube channel, titled “Urgent care, emergency room or 911?” The videos highlight the distinctions between these services. This isn’t as difficult as you might believe, and it’s always best to know whom to call for emergencies. We’ll tell you more.
Which number should you dial?
As per Dr. Phil Yphantides, your physician is the right person to reach first in circumstances. Doctors may not always be on hand. That’s when you can choose urgent care. This is designed for incidents that need urgent treatment, but aren’t too serious like minor injuries minor burns and cuts, infections, etc.
It is recommended to visit an emergency facility if you feel the condition you’re in is serious. This is why calling 911 is the most effective option. The emergency room has the tools to help with the more complicated situations, for instance, surgery, extreme injury, fractures with exposed bones, and any severe pain that is affecting the patient.
You won’t have any more confusion now that you’re aware of who to contact in case you require urgent medical care. For more details, take a look at the entire video!