Be Well Utah: Knowing when to go to emergency room

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Dr. Troy Madsen with University of Utah Health Care visited the Good Day Utah set Tuesday as part of the Be Well Utah kickoff.

Dr. Madsen discussed the importance of knowing when you should go to the emergency room, and when you shouldn't.

According to the American College of Emergency Medicine, emergency conditions include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Sudden facial drooping or weakness in an arm or leg
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Sudden severe pain
  • Poisoning
  • Major injuries, such as broken bones