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Anytime you are not comfortable with a medical situation, call 911 (or your local emergency number), go to your nearest emergency room, or call your family physician.
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.
Having a very sick or severely injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. If it happened to your child, would you know the best way to go about getting treatment? Knowing when to call an ambulance is important.
If you're sick or hurt and want help quickly, it may seem like a good idea to go to the emergency room (ER) for care. You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.
If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.
ER Express Aftercare
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Chest Pain Accredited
When it's chest pain, time matters. Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge is Brevard County’s only* hospital to be recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
The County’s First Accredited Chest Pain Center
Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge has received full accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SPCP) through 2015. Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge is the first hospital in the county to have received this prestigious recognition.
Accreditation means the hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
- Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
- Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
- Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
- Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
- Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel
- Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
- Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
- Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.