5 Reasons To Go To The Emergency Room

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Not always sure when it’s an emergency?

Here are 5 easy to remember symptoms that always necessitate emergency care.

Head to the ER stat (or dial 911) if you have any of these:

A – Airway
Choking (also do the Heimlich maneuver or CPR if needed)

B – Breathing
Rapid or slowed intake of air, wheezing, skin has a blue tinge

C – Circulation
Loss of consciousness, bleeding, agitation, lifelessness

D – Disability or dehydration
Injury or inability to walk or talk, inability to keep down food or liquids

E – Exposure to an environmental hazard
Various (causes can include heat exhaustion, hypothermia or poisoning)

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