OneShare Health defines a Life-Threatening or Life-Altering situation as:
A condition which, if not immediately in receipt of medical treatment, has a high likelihood of causing death or causing major irreversible bodily harm (including, for example, loss of arm, leg, hand or foot; loss of sight or hearing; paralysis, or loss of brain function).
The following are key signs and symptoms of Life-Threatening Emergencies: respiratory distress or cessation of breathing; severe chest pains; shock; uncontrolled bleeding; choking; poisoning; prolonged unconsciousness; severe burns; any complaint or observation which indicates head or spinal cord injury.
The following are examples of Life-Altering Emergencies: broken bones; visible bones; or dismemberment.
It is important to note that, if you're using Smart Virtual Care (Telemedicine), it is intended to treat non-emergency conditions. If you suspect your situation is Life-Threatening or Life-Altering, you should call 911, immediately.
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