How to Prepare for an Unpredictable Medical Emergency
While no one expects to get sick or experience an emergency, they are an unfortunate part of life and can happen to anyone. In these moments, proper medical care is critical not just to your safety, but to your survival. At My InstaDoc of Marlboro we take your health seriously, and offer the following suggestions to help you prepare for the unexpected:
Know Where Nearby Services are Located
Whether you live in a city or a residential area, know where your nearest hospital is located and the safest route to get there in a timely fashion. Make sure that your home is accessible to emergency personnel, and that you have a safe place to wait until they arrive.
Keep a First Aid Kit on Hand
While no DIY solution can take the place of professional care, first aid plays a crucial role in keeping you safe – or even alive – in an emergency. Keep a fully-stocked first aid kit both at home and at work, and make sure that everyone knows where it is located and how to use its contents.
Teach Your Kids to Call for Help
While kids may seem more prone to accident and injury, emergencies can just as soon happen to caregivers and other adults in the home. Teach your children the signs of a life-threatening situation, and who (911, parents, neighbors) to call if one occurs.
A premier provider of medical care in and around Marlboro, New Jersey, My InstaDoc is equipped to handle an extensive range of non life-threatening illness and injury. If you believe that you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or drive to your nearest emergency room.