What to Bring to the Emergency Room

Have you ever had to go to the Emergency Room (ER) and did not know what to bring? In this video, a reporter who is a nurse shares his insights about working in the ER and offers advice for anyone who might need to visit. He starts by explaining that the ER can be a busy and sometimes very confusing place, but knowing what to pack beforehand may make your visit run a little smoother. 

To begin the reporter states to bring a list of any medications you’re taking.

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This list can help doctors understand your health better and decide on what steps to take. If you can, you should bring the actual medications in their bottles with you, especially if there’s a chance you might have to stay the night.

Next, the reporter emphasizes the importance of staying calm. The emergency room is often very busy, and there might be times when you have to wait longer than you are anticipating. The doctors and nurses are doing their best to help everyone as quickly and safely as possible. They will always look after the most serious cases first, so waiting is just part of the process. Lastly, the reporter wants to remind us to be prepared and stay calm, even when things seem a bit overwhelming.

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