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Some situations, such as severe bleeding, head trauma, and seizures, quickly signal the need for emergency room care. However, it can be much more difficult to determine which minor injuries and illnesses only require at-home treatment. Here’s a look at some common injuries that can usually be treated without a visit to urgent care.
Nosebleeds happen when the delicate blood vessels inside of the nose rupture. If you begin to experience a nosebleed, you can stop the bleeding by leaning slightly forward and pinching just below the bridge of your nose, the area where the cartilage and bone meet. You should maintain this pressure with your fingers or an ice pack for five to 15 minutes. Remember not to tilt your head back, as this can cause you to swallow blood. If the bleeding doesn’t stop after 20 minutes or is accompanied by headache or dizziness, then you should seek medical attention.
Object in eye
Your eyes are very delicate, so any object, whether it’s a speck of sand or a chemical, can cause pain. If there is a small particle trapped in your eye, you can try dislodging it by blinking several times. Otherwise, you can rinse your eye by holding the lid open and holding your eye under a running tap. If you splashed a chemical like bleach in your eye, or if you have a deeply embedded object, then you should visit an emergency room.
If the ligaments surrounding one of your joints are pulled beyond their normal range, you may develop a sprain, accompanied by swelling and bruising. During the first day of your sprain, you should apply and remove ice every 20 minutes, with the limb elevated. If the swelling and pain doesn’t go down in the next few days, you should call a doctor.
Since November 2009, Memorial Heights 24 HR Emergency Center has provided Houston residents with modern emergency healthcare. As a freestanding emergency room, we are equipped to handle any ER situation with improved customer service. Call (281) 724-5295 to learn more.
Last updated 5 days ago
Women who are carrying twins have a higher risk of experiencing pregnancy complications than women only carrying a single baby. However, the main determinant of whether or not a twin pregnancy will result in complications is if there is only one placenta. Twins who share the same placenta may have trouble evenly sharing available nutrients and oxygen.
The placenta is an organ connected to the developing fetus and mother’s uterine wall. This allows nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and oxygen exchange through the blood supply. This video explains how a shared placenta in a twin pregnancy can cause twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, birth weight differences, and twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence.
As a stand-alone clinic, Memorial Heights 24 HR Emergency Center offers vital amenities available at a hospital with improved customer service and care standards. You can learn more about our Houston emergency room services by calling (281) 724-5295.
Last updated 13 days ago
Memorial Heights 24 Hour Emergency Center is a full-service, state-of-the-art emergency department that is well-equipped to handle every type of medical emergency. We encourage residents in the area to learn more about our facility to better prepare them in the event of a medical emergency. Keep reading to find out the answers to some frequently asked questions.
What Makes Memorial Heights Different?
Most emergency departments operate as a subdivision of a larger hospital. Memorial Heights is unique because we are a freestanding, full-service emergency department that specializes in the time-sensitive needs of patients. In the minds of many patients, the acronym “ER” is synonymous with “long wait time.” These days, emergency rooms tend to have long wait times because of the lack of enough specialists, the shortage of inpatient beds, and lengthy transfer time for patients. However, patients who have visited Memorial Heights have been consistently impressed with our prompt patient response. Since we focus entirely on emergency care, we won’t keep you waiting. You can also expect significant face time with your physician, who will thoroughly answer all of your questions.
What Services Does Memorial Heights Offer?
Memorial Heights is a full-service emergency department, which means that we have our own on-site laboratory and imaging center. A radiologist is always available around the clock for fast interpretations. We are capable of treating any type of medical emergency, including sports injuries, motor vehicle collision injuries, pediatric injuries, chest pain, allergic reactions, and much more.
What Happens If I Require Hospitalization?
If your medical condition requires an inpatient stay after your emergency medical needs are met, we will arrange for the most efficient transfer possible with local hospitals. We bypass the emergency rooms of those hospitals, allowing you to be directly transferred to an inpatient bed. Memorial Heights enjoys priority transfer privileges with multiple hospitals in the area.
When you visit our emergency department, you’ll learn why Memorial Heights 24 Hour Emergency Center has earned so many positive reviews from our patients. From our exceptional patient care to the cleanliness of our facility, our physicians and staff take pride in maintaining the highest standards. To learn more about our emergency department, Houston area residents are encouraged to call us at (281) 724-5295.
Last updated 20 days ago
When you have a medical emergency, you shouldn’t have to wait for a laboratory to open or for a technician to be available. At Memorial Heights 24 Hour Emergency Center, our full-service facility features an on-site laboratory available around the clock, every day of the week. Highly trained radiologists and technicians are always on hand to provide swift and accurate interpretations to guide your diagnosis and treatment. In fact, each request made to our lab is initialized within a matter of minutes.
Memorial Heights prides itself on complying with the strictest of patient safety standards. Our laboratory is COLA certified, which ensures that it meets rigorous compliance standards. Our comprehensive lab services include tests such as alcohol level testing, urine drug screens, and influenza tests. We can also test for strep, mono, HIV, and much more.
If you require emergency care services, head to Memorial Heights 24 Hour Emergency Center in Houston. We also invite area residents to explore our comprehensive services on our website or give us a call at (281) 724-5295.
Last updated 24 days ago
Alcohol poisoning occurs with excessive drinking and it can be life-threatening if it is not treated promptly. Be aware of the possible signs of this medical emergency, such as unconsciousness, slow breathing, slow pulse, and clammy, bluish skin. If you notice these indicators, call for emergency medical help immediately. Stay with the person until help arrives.
As you’ll learn by watching this video, you can assist the patient while waiting for emergency medical personnel. Roll the person onto their side and bend his or her knees to prevent choking. It’s also a good idea to loosen the clothing around the neck and chest to facilitate breathing. In addition, this video explains what to do if the person stops breathing, or if you cannot find his or her pulse.
Memorial Heights 24 Hour Emergency Center of Houston is available around the clock for all types of medical emergencies, including alcohol poisoning. Though you should call 911 in the event of alcohol poisoning or another emergency, you can call our facility at (281) 724-5295 to learn more about our emergency services.