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Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions
Many nontraumatic situations or conditions may occur and need to be handled properly. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Sports-Related Injuries

Most sports injuries are due to either trauma or overuse of muscles or joints. The majority are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones.

When to Call for Help

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.

Emergency Information Form

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. 

Child Health Emergencies

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.

Emergency Care: When is it the Right Choice

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.

How to Respond to an Eye Injury

If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.

Poisons

Many poisonous substances can potentially turn fatal if inhaled, digested, or absorbed by the body. 

ER Express Aftercare

To watch any of our ER Express Aftercare videos, click here.

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.

For more information visit the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care website »

We can Handle Everything from Sprained Ankles and Earaches to Life-Threatening Injuries

When you have a medical emergency, you count on the team at Wuesthoff Health System to be there for you every second of every day. Both Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge and Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne offer 24-hour emergency room services led by trained emergency medicine physicians who are supported by compassionate medical and professional staff. Both emergency rooms are easy to access and feature comfortable surroundings. They are backed by the full resources of an integrated health system offering the latest medical technology and diagnostic capabilities for adults and children.

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We offer Emergency Medicine care at 2 locations.