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01 December 2003

Emergency room etiquette

A trip to the hospital trauma unit can entail hours of waiting around, especially if your complaint is not life-threatening. Take these tips to heart.

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A trip to the hospital emergency room can entail hours of waiting around, especially if your complaint is not life-threatening.

If you need emergency care, the Association of Maryland Hospitals and Health Systems offers these tips:

  • If your condition worsens while you are waiting to be seen, have someone alert the triage nurse.
  • If you can, bring your medications with you.
  • If your complaint is not critical, call another nearby urgent care centre to see if it is less crowded.
  • Have your medical and insurance information up-to-date and on hand, if possible.

- (HealthDayNews)

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