In the United States, approx. 6.3 million fractures occur each year, and over 40% of these are at home incidents. Broken bones are a common occurrence, especially among children and people who play sports regularly. There are about 3.5 million visits made to emergency rooms for fractures each year. Broken bones may not be life-threatening but can cause a lifetime of complications. (OSU.EDU, 2020) What Constitutes a Broken Bone? A broken bone or bone fracture is a medical … [Read more...] about How to Know if a Bone is Broken
Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
The COVID-19 has made people rethink their choices on commingling with others — how often they go to the grocery store, parks, schools – and public spaces. However, one thing COVID19 shouldn’t do is seeking medical care in a healthcare emergency and making a visit to the ER. Having said that, we understand many have unsettling feelings about ER visits. Every medical emergency is stressful, still one during a pandemic can bring even more concern. Will the ER staff be available to treat me? … [Read more...] about Emergency Room Visits During COVID-19
Is My Fall An Emergency?
A fall resulting in injury can cost a life. Alarming statistics tell us that globally, an estimated 646,000 fatal falls occur each year, making it the second leading cause of unintentional injury death, after road traffic injuries. (WHO 2018) By definition, a fall is defined as an unplanned descend to the floor, ground or other lower surface with or without injury to the patient. Anyone who falls is at risk of injury but factors like age, gender, and existing medical conditions affect the … [Read more...] about Is My Fall An Emergency?