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Seton Medical Center

 

 Seton Medical Center

Our Emergency Department is Open and Ready to Provide Care

We’ve taken steps to ensure your safety when you visit our emergency department:

Mandatory Masking – All patients and visitors must be masked.

Patient Safety – Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is isolated from waiting areas, patient rooms, entrances and any space that the general population uses.  At peak times with patient visits, we use a surge tent

Cleaning – Our teams are providing extra cleaning and disinfecting in all spaces.

Employee and Physician Screening – We’ve instituted mandatory temperature screenings before each shift.

For more information: https://seton.verity.org/SMC/emergency.php

If you or someone you know is experiencing an emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, it’s essential to seek care immediately by calling 911 or going to the nearest emergency room.

Heart Attack symptoms

Chest Discomfort – Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and come back.  It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.

Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body -Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.

Shortness of Breath with or without chest discomfort.

Other Signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness.

For more information:

https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/warning-signs-of-a-heart-attack

Stroke Symptoms

Spot a stroke F.A.S.T.

Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb?  Ask the person to smile.

Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb?  Ask the person to raise both arms.  Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand?  Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time To Call 9-1-1- - If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1- and get to the hospital immediately.

For more information:
https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms

Contact Us

For information about our emergency care and stroke care, call (650) 991-6892. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Seton Medical Center
1900 Sullivan Avenue
Daly City, CA 94015

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