In an emergency, every second counts and having access to emergency care close to home can make all the difference. Our team is ready—24 hours a day, seven days a week—to treat a wide variety of emergency medical situations.
A Qualified Team You Can Trust
Our emergency physicians, nurses and clinicians are supported by dedicated professionals in cardio-pulmonary services, radiology, laboratory and surgery. All ER physicians and nursing staff also hold Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certifications.
Advanced Stroke Care
If a patient comes to the ER and appears to have the symptoms of a stroke, expert help is only seconds away. As a member of the Stroke Care Now Network, a local neurologist can observe the patient and assist the ER physician in stroke diagnosis.
Most strokes can be reversed when treatment is initiated within three hours of the stroke’s onset. If you suspect a stroke, act quickly using the FAST formula.
If the individual has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 or take him/her to the emergency room to be evaluated.
Tips to Avoid Illness & Injury
Many common injuries and illnesses can be avoided by following some simple safety guidelines:
- Always wear your seatbelt and properly restrain children in vehicles, even on short trips.
- Don’t drink and drive.
- Keep poisons in a cabinet that is out-of-reach of children and never remove labels from poisons.
- Never use gasoline to start a fire.
- Use lighter fluid only as directed by the label instructions when grilling.
- Keep matches and lighters in a safe place.
- Create a fire plan with your family that includes alternate routes out of a burning house and a meeting place, away from the home, where everyone can meet after evacuating.
- Observe safety precautions listed on all machinery and equipment.
- Never remove safety guards or other safety devices installed by the manufacturer.
- Learn CPR. In a heart attack, CPR administered quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Contact us for more information on CPR training courses.
- Learn to swim and enroll children in swimming lessons conducted by a qualified lifeguard/swimming instructor.
- Teach your children how and when to dial 911.
We hope you lead a safe, healthy life. But if an accident happens, the emergency department at Paulding County Hospital is here for you.