Collier EditionCOVID-19

Don’t Delay, Emergency Care Today

Don’t Delay, Emergency Care TodayPhysicians Regional Healthcare System is urging the local community to seek emergency care when needed, without delay. If you experience a medical emergency, such as stroke symptoms or chest pain that may be a heart attack, a timely response will support the best possible outcome.

In these trying times, even with a limited number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the community, PRHS has implemented precautions to protect patients and staff, including screening everyone who enters the buildings for symptoms and risk factors. As well as placing any individuals with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in separate areas. Cleaning and disinfection are emphasized in caregiving areas and throughout both the Pine Ridge and Collier Boulevard facilities.

“It is important during these times to put your health first and make sure you are safe. Our facilities are open and ready in the event you have an emergency and need our services,” states Physicians Regional emergency room physician, Hunter Brown, D.O.

Physicians Regional Healthcare System is supporting the latest campaign by the American Heart Association (AHA): Be Certain in Uncertain Times. The AHA is working to remind all of us that heart attacks, strokes, and cardiac arrests don’t stop for COVID-19.

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest symptoms are always urgent! Don’t hesitate to call 911, emergency workers know what to do to protect and care for you.

In the event you experience any of the following symptoms do NOT hesitate to call 911 and seek emergency care.

Heart Attack Signs and Symptoms
• Chest discomfort
• Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
• Shortness of breath
• Other possible signs include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness
• Chest pain is the most common heart attack symptom for women. Some women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

Remember to Act F.A.S.T. During a Stroke
Face drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?

Arm weakness – Is one arm weak or numb?

Speech difficulty – Is speech slurred, are they able to speak, or are they hard to understand?

Time to call 911– If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 911 and them to the hospital immediately.

Cardiac Arrest
• Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly
• Within seconds a person becomes unresponsive and Is not breathing, only gasping
• Survival depends on getting immediate CPR

For more information please visit www.PhysiciansRegional.com

Physicians Regional- Pine Ridge
6101 Pine Ridge Road
Naples, FL 34119
239-348-4000

Physicians Regional- Collier Boulevard
8300 Collier Boulevard
Naples, FL 34114
239-354-6000

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