What Is a Medical Emergency?
An accident or sudden illness may be a medical emergency that needs immediate attention. A medical emergency is usually characterized by a sudden, rapid change in the victim’s condition. These are some conditions requiring immediate emergency medical care:
Heart attack warning signs such as:
Pain or discomfort that extends across the shoulders to the back
Pain or discomfort that radiates from the chest into either arm, neck, or jaw
Severe squeezing pains or discomfort in the chest
Sweating or weakness, nausea or vomiting
Not breathing or difficulty in breathing
Severe bleeding or injury caused by a vehicle accident, fall, gunshot, stabbing or other assault
Don’t wait, minutes can make a difference between life and death.