Going to the Emergency Room

Excerpts for “Your ER Survival Guide‘ by DocHandal

(Available at estore, also Amazon, Kobo, Dieseliboosktore Smashwords)

What to Take to the ER”

..”If the trip is necessary because of poisoning or overdose, be sure to bring the container for the item ingested, if possible.  If a body part is severed, place it in a plastic bag and seal it. Then put the sealed bag in cold water and ice and keep it with the owner!

Don’t stall seeking  care to find all of these items if not readily available .

Here’s a list of items you should take to the ER:

  • Bucket, if nausea present
  • Comfort items, blankets, pillow, teddy bear
  • Insurance Card
  • Photo ID card
  • Copy of Medical History / Medication List
  • Minimized copy of EKG strip
  • Medical device ID cards and /or manuals
  • Medication bottles (if no medication list is available)
  • Contact numbers  / cell phone
  • Toys or books for child
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Book or magazines to read
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Coins for vending machines
  • Tissues

Leave patient valuables at home whenever possible!”


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