By Mark O’Connor A couple of years ago, I went to the emergency department in my local hospital with a sore throat.
My GP told me to take some aspirin, which I did.
I then started coughing and wheezing, and as the ambulance arrived, it happened that I was rushed to the intensive care unit with a blood clot in my lung.
It was a pretty scary moment.
The doctors who treated me said that the clot was in the right place, but there was no immediate treatment.
What was a ‘medical emergency’?
When we think of ‘medical emergencies’, we usually think of people needing to be rushed to a hospital, but a lot of these situations arise from an ambulance being called.
In this case, a hospital emergency arose from the fact that I’d been admitted for pneumonia, which was diagnosed in a ‘preventative’ mode, so there wasn’t an immediate need for hospitalisation.
A hospital emergency is a very serious condition, and if left untreated, can have serious consequences for the patient and their family.
A ‘medical evacuation’ A ‘rescue’ is when a person or family has to leave the hospital or emergency department to help someone else.
In a ‘rescue’, the person or group gets a private vehicle and goes to a safer place, such as a park or community centre.
Rescues are very rare, but they are common when there’s an immediate risk to the life of the person who needs help.
A lot of people will tell you that a ‘crisis’ is an emergency situation, but this is actually an over-simplification.
A crisis is not an emergency at all.
In fact, a ‘Crisis’ usually refers to a situation that is of such an urgent nature that there’s no alternative to calling for help.
‘Emergency’ refers to an emergency which has been declared and a ‘Rescue’ refers the immediate evacuation of the patient or group from the hospital.
What is a ‘public health emergency’?
Public health emergencies are emergencies that require urgent action.
They usually involve public health issues, such for example the spread of diseases.
These can be very serious, so it’s important to get the public’s support.
For example, a coronavirus outbreak in England and Wales in the summer of 2017 was labelled a public health emergency because it resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people.
In contrast, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being described as a ‘non-emergency’ and the virus has been contained.
Why is it important to call an ambulance?
If you’re in a public emergency situation and you’re not receiving any treatment, then you can be treated in the emergency room and then taken to the hospital for treatment.
This is a common way to help in a crisis.
For instance, if you’re sick and have diarrhoea and are at risk of dying, you can visit your GP or other healthcare provider.
It’s also a common option when someone needs to be taken to a private room for treatment, such a nursing home.
If you or someone you care for has a respiratory infection, you may need to go to hospital and receive treatment.
‘Treatment’ refers a person being taken to hospital for their treatment.
It can also refer to a person getting an ambulance.
What’s the difference between a ‘temporary’ and ‘resurgence’?
A ‘temporarily’ emergency can occur when people need urgent help, and this is when the ambulance is dispatched to provide immediate care.
A temporary ‘resurrection’ takes place when the situation is urgent but the public needs urgent help.
For a ‘RESURGENCE’, a patient needs urgent treatment, and is then taken out of hospital to a safe place.
A person who is at risk is taken to and treated in hospital and then discharged.
There are other types of emergencies, such an ’emergency department’ where people have been admitted and need to be transferred to another hospital.
There’s no such thing as an ‘intermediate’ or ’emerging’ emergency, meaning that the emergency is not as serious as an emergency of the ‘non emergency’ kind.
How are ‘resurrections’ and emergencies treated?
The way that a person is treated in a resuscitation depends on the seriousness of their condition.
A patient with a respiratory illness may need urgent treatment and be taken out to hospital.
This can happen in an ambulance or a private ambulance, or by a doctor or nurse.
A man was taken to intensive care when his lung had burst, and his heart was stopped after he had spent 10 hours in a coma.
The man’s condition was so critical that he needed urgent treatment.
The same happened to a man who had been in a vegetative state for several weeks, and had to be put on ventilators.
He was placed in an intensive care ward and was admitted to intensive nursing care.
Another man had a pulmonary embolism, which required intensive treatment, which