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Preventing Unintentional Injuries
Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions
Trauma is defined as a physical injury or wound caused by an external force of violence, which may cause death or permanent disability. The word is also used to describe severe emotional or psychological shock or distress.
Most of us recognize a traumatic injury or a person in distress when we see one, and we are able to call for immediate medical assistance. But, what about those injuries and illnesses we are not sure qualify as traumas or emergencies? It is important to learn and recognize when immediate medical care is necessary and when the condition can be managed ourselves.
Being prepared and knowing how to react ahead of time could prevent a situation from becoming an emergency. And, learning how to respond to conditions and illnesses properly could make the difference between a potentially fatal outcome and a treatable, manageable situation.
Learn the local emergency numbers in your area and always ask for help in any medical situation you are unsure about - it could make the difference between life and death.
Bayhealth is Southern Delaware’s healthcare leader with hospitals in Dover and in Milford. Bayhealth provides a wide range of medical services, including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, pediatrics, respiratory care, sleep care, surgical weight loss and women’s services.