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What To Do If You Fall?

by Statcare Urgent Medical Care

Whether you're at home or somewhere else, a sudden fall can be startling and upsetting. Falls are the most common cause of injury among those aged 65 and over. 50% of falls occur at home.

  1. Remain calm and determine if you are hurt. Take several deep breaths.
  2. Roll over slowly and try to sit up.
  3. Look for the nearest sturdy furniture. 
  4. Kneel if you can, getting up on one knee at a time.
  5. Then, stand up using your stronger leg, and use the sturdy furniture for support.
  6. Turn carefully, and sit down.
  7. If you cannot get up: Call for help. If you are alone, crawl slowly towards the telephone and call 911 or relatives. It is important to keep at least one phone where it can be reached from the floor.
  8. Treat all falls as serious! A fall can be a symptom of a serious issue. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider.
Walk-in to any of our clinics and schedule a consultation. No appointment is necessary at our clinics and you’ll only wait minutes to be seen. You can call ahead at (855) 9 FOR DOC and let us know you’re on the way or you can check in online.

5 First Aid Tips For A Suspected Fracture

by Statcare Urgent Medical Care

Whether you are playing a sport or rock climbing, if someone around you gets injured and you suspect it might be a fracture, it is important to act promptly. By following the correct steps before seeking help, you can avoid further injury. Before getting the person to our urgent care center, follow the pointers below. 

  1. Don't move the person. If the individual looks like they have sustained a major injury, do not move them at all. You would be risking displacing the bone even more than it already is.

  2. Immobilize the fractured limb. As you wait to transport the person to our urgent care center, do what you can to keep the injured body part in place. If you or someone nearby is trained in first aid, apply a splint to the arm or leg.

  3. Apply ice. Prevent swelling by applying ice directly to the injured area. Wrap an ice pack or bag of ice in a towel and hold it gently to the skin.

  4. Look for other injuries. As you stabilize the patient, scan their body for other injuries. Apply pressure to any bleeding and notice any bruising.

  5. If you can, lay the person down with their head slightly lower than the rest of their body and elevate their legs.

CALL 911 IF THE PERSON:

  • Is bleeding uncontrollably
  • Has a numb, cold, pale, or blue ankle/foot
  • Is unable to move the foot
  • Is in shock (faint, pale, with rapid shallow breathing)

Stop by any of our clinics to talk to our healthcare providers. We offer in-house xrays.  Please call us at (855) 9 FOR DOC and you'll only wait minutes to be seen.


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