When Should I Go to the ER?
Not every illness or injury requires a trip to the Emergency Room, but certain conditions do. Check out this guide for Where to Go for Care, to learn the differences between Emergency Room and Urgent Care visits.
Visit Jones Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room or call 9-1-1 if you or a loved one experiences any of the following:
- Symptoms of a heart attack, including severe chest pain, sweating and shortness of breath.
- Profuse bleeding or blood loss that continues even after direct pressure has been placed on the wound.
- Severe abdominal pain.
- Symptoms of a stroke, including sudden dizziness, weakness, loss of coordination, balance or vision problems.
- High fever and vomiting that continues nonstop for several hours.
- Signs of meningitis: severe headaches, neck/joint pain and stiffness, vomiting, high temperature, sensitivity to light (adults), high-pitched whimpering/crying, lethargy, fussiness, restlessness, high fever, vomiting, cold extremities, refusing food, pale or blotchy skin (babies, small children).
- Seizures lasting longer than five minutes.
- Injuries occurring from an accident or fall - intense back or neck pain, obvious compound fractures and/or dislocations of bones, deep cuts and severe burns.
- Injuries occurring from an assault, whether it be physical, mental or sexual. Jones Regional is a safe place for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Was That Poisonous?
Act Fast - if you think someone has been poisoned. Call Poison Control at (800) 222-1222 right away.
- If you find your two-year-old with an open bottle of medicine
- If your spouse mixes household cleaners and can't stop coughing
- If your teenager overdoses
- If that liquid in the glass wasn't soda
How Does Jones Regional Keep the Community Safe?
Team members of Jones Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department participate in multiple community committees and provide resources including:
- Inter-Agency, which meets regularly to plan and drill for disasters to ensure preparedness
- Hazmat Team
- Trauma Nurse Coordinator, Emergency Department Medical Director, EMS staff and Fall Committee coordinate injury prevention activities and outreach
- Great Jones County Fair EMS and Law Enforcement Coordination
- Bike Helmet Giveaways
- STOP the Bleed Training for local law enforcement
- Active Shooter Training with local law enforcement