Learn When and When Not to Call 9-1-1

Our medical resources are vital to our community’s health. Tina Bell with LifeNet stopped by to help explain the times to absolutely call an ambulance without hesitation. Keep in mind using the ambulance service does not “cut you to the front of the cue” as the healthcare professionals at the Emergency Room will assess the condition and triage appropriately. Not being able to breathe is an emergency. Suffering from a stroke is an emergency. Acute heart failure is an emergency.

Courtesy FB/LifeNet

1-Does the person’s condition appear to be life-threatening?
2-Will the person’s condition worsen and become life-threatening on the way to the hospital?
3- Will moving the person cause further harm or injury?
4- Suffering from an injury and unable to drive self.
Not being able to breathe is an emergency. Suffering from a stroke is an emergency. Acute heart failure is an emergency.
COVID is scary; with all of the unknowns, we understand. Our caring EMTs do not carry COVID-19 tests; please use a primary care provider, the county health care professionals. But again, if the patient is unable to breathe, this is an emergency; seek medical help.

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