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Summer Emergencies and You

Summer Emergencies and You Emergency Room Statistics 129.8 million 37.9 million annual number number of injury- of emergency related emergency room visits room visits 21% of adults over 18 in 2010 visited the emergency room at least once in the last year 8% had 2 or more visits Louisiana ranks 3RD in the nation for per capita emergency room use 511 visits per 1,000 in population National average is 401 visits per 1,000 in population Common Reasons for Summer ER Visits BROKEN BONES Can happen to anyone, regardless of age Could result in damage to other parts of the body Increase in outdoor activity contributes to the rise in broken bones in summer CUTS Accidental cuts can be severe Loss of blood and depth of cut make the ER necessary Sometimes due to broken glass around a pool area HEAD TRAƯMA May result from bicycle accidents Always wear a helmet! Car accidents frequently result in head trauma More people take road trips in the summer HEAT STROKE Usually a combination of exposure to extreme temperatures and dehydration Can cause brain and organ damage or even death Call 9-1-1 immediately–delays can be fatal Emergency Care at Lakeview Regional Medical Center iTriage Free app for smart phones Check symptoms, research diseases, and more See up-to-date ER wait times Text ER to 23000 Text for average ER wait times Only use for non-life threatening medical issues When in doubt, call 9-1-1 INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED BY: LAKEVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Lakeview Regional Medical Center Your connection to healtheare. Sources: care/ care/ 6 m ns-health/articles/2009/06/19/summer-safety-8-reasons-kids-end-up-in-the-er--and -how-to-prevent-it mens_health/t/go-er-each-year-exercising-heat/#.UYIFvqJwrng guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment ment

Summer Emergencies and You

shared by BrittSE on Jul 04
You should take every precaution possible to avoid a trip to the emergency room! For example, always wear a helmet while riding a bike to help reduce your chances of suffering serious head trauma. Thi...


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