What your doctor wishes you would stop doing


What your doctor wishes you would stop doing | Watch the video – Yahoo News.

In this video, an ER nurse makes suggestions to those who may experience a health crisis.  These few tips may help save your life.

DON’T call 911 from a cell phone if you can help it.  A land-line will automatically produce an exact location to dispatchers and cell phones are more likely to have a sound that isn’t as clear (a static sound).

DON’T drive yourself to the hospital.  You risk injuring other drivers on the road if you were to become incapacitated while driving.  If you call 911, you can receive medical treatment while in route to the hospital.  This might help save your life, depending on the situation.

If you have symptoms of a stroke (see http://www.stroke.org) DON’T wait- seek immediate medical attention.  There is a three hour window where your long-term prognosis is good.  The longer you wait, the poorer the outcome.

For the full article, please watch the video.

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