En una emergencia, estamos cerca.
We provide emergency care in the emergency rooms (ER) in our full-service hospitals across North and Central Texas, and we offer freestanding emergency services throughout North and Central Texas. All of our emergency services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Irving, McKinney and Temple offering varying levels of trauma care.
Our Dallas and Temple hospitals provide Level I trauma care through highly trained staff and an array of physician specialists to treat the most severe accidents.
Centros de Trauma
Nadie planea tener un evento relacionado con el trauma, pero el hecho es que el trauma es la principal causa de muerte en las personas de uno a 44 años.
Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple are our Level I trauma centers ready to receive patients who have sustained the most severe kinds of trauma that usually results from a variety of accidents.
Servicios médicos de emergencia
Baylor Scott & White Health has the privilege to work with a variety of local emergency medical services organizations. Depending on where you live, your emergency medical services may be provided by your city or by a private company.
En el centro de Texas, Scott & White Emergency Medical Services (SWEMS) es el proveedor exclusivo de ambulancias para la ciudad de Temple.
Preparation is key
Steps you can take to be ready in case you or a family member is ever facing a medical emergency, including a list of potential symptoms that usually mean a trip to the ER.
Keep an updated emergency information form
- The form should contain: full name, date of birth, height, weight, home address, telephone number, physician(s) contact information, allergies, medical condition, current medications and at least two emergency contacts with phone numbers.
- Have copies readily available by the phone at home, in the car and at work.
- Distribute to any baby sitters, teachers, relatives or anyone who provides care for a child/loved one.
Have emergency numbers available
Have emergency numbers by all home phones and programmed into cell phones.
- 911 for medical emergencies
- Poison Control Center—1.800.222.1222
Know emergency room locations
Learn where the closest emergency room (ER) is from home, from work/school and if you and your family are traveling.
Know when to call 911
- If a heart attack or stroke is suspected, DO NOT DRIVE to the hospital. Call 911 immediately.
- Call 911 in the event of a seizure, trauma or if there is any doubt about the seriousness of a medical event.
Be aware of emergency medical conditions
Be aware of other medical conditions that should be seen in the emergency room (ER) immediately.
- Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
- Coughing up blood
- Blue or purple color to lips, skin or nail beds
- Chest or stomach pain or pressure
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Change in mental status (such as loss of consciousness, confusion or trouble waking)
- Animal, snake or human bites
- Severe pain or loss of motion or sensation anywhere in the body
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that does not stop with direct pressure
- Severe burns or burns of the face
- Huesos rotos
- Puncture wounds
- Head, spinal cord or eye injuries
- Allergic reaction such as hives; swelling of the face, lips, eyes, or tongue; fainting; or with trouble breathing, swallowing or wheezing
Keep a first-aid kit
Keep a first-aid kit for minor medical problems.