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At AdventHealth Wauchula, we’re committed to providing high-quality, safe and efficient care for patients. Learn about our approach to emergency medicine, what to expect when you go to the ER and how we strive to provide the best care possible.
Common Conditions an ER Treats
First, here is a list of some of the most common reasons people end up in the ER. Seek emergency care right away if you experience the following, or call 911:
- Abrasions or deep cuts
- Anaphylaxis/severe allergic reactions
- Bleeding uncontrollably
- Breathing difficulties
- Broken bones
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Loss of consciousness
- Major head injury
- Pregnancy-related medical conditions
- Serious trauma
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe burns
- Severe vomiting that hasn’t subsided for several hours
- Severely low or high blood sugar
- Sudden onset of severe pain
- Suspected heart attack
- Suspected stroke
What to Expect When You Visit Our ER
When you visit an ER, we know you’re scared, stressed and have lots of questions. That’s why we’ll treat you compassionately and do everything in the best interest of your well-being. We start with the basics — name, birth date, medical history and reason for your visit. We also take your vital signs. From there, we will determine how to best proceed.
Through a process called triage, careful prioritization can make all the difference for patients in critical condition. Sometimes, this means earlier treatment for a later-arriving patient. We strive to make ER wait times as short as possible, so that you can find ease from your stress and pain. We might see a person suffering from a suspected heart attack or stroke as soon as they get here so they can get the specialized care they need quickly.
When every minute counts, you can count on us. Our emergency rooms are equipped with the latest medical technology and you will be visited by a team of skilled, caring, compassionate providers who have your best interest and safety in mind.
What Comes Next After Your ER Visit
After your visit, we’ll connect you with physicians and resources for follow-up care and well-being based on your circumstances. If you need hospitalization or a transfer to a specialized facility, we’ll take care of every arrangement on your way to whole-person wellness.
At AdventHealth Wauchula, it’s not just the body we attend to. It’s also your peace of mind and your spiritual health. Visit us here whenever you need us.
Read more about what to expect from your ER experience here.