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On May 22, local EMS provider American Medical Response (AMR), in cooperation with Riverside Community Hospital (RCH), will provide free training to local residents and teach them to save lives through compression-only CPR. The event is part of AMR’s nationwide observance of National Emergency Medical Services Week with events being held in 40 states.
Compression-only CPR allows bystanders to keep life-saving blood flowing through a victim’s body just by pressing on the chest in a hard, fast rhythm. Bystanders who provide compression-only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chances of survival. Local schools and businesses are expected to participate in the event.
WHAT: AMR and RCH will provide free CPR training
WHEN: May 22nd, 2013 from 2 pm until 5 pm
WHERE: Riverside Community Hospital adjacent to the front entrance; 4445 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA. 92501
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Orthopedics refers to the care of patients who have suffered illness or injury relating to the bones, muscles, or soft tissues. Though most orthopedic physicians will recommend conservative treatment measures like physical therapy before advising more invasive care, some conditions may necessitate surgery. In particular, patients who have suffered severe trauma to the knee or hip may require orthopedic surgery to replace the damaged joint with a prosthetic substitute. Individuals with spinal issues may also be candidates for orthopedic surgery. If you have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease or a severely herniated disc, your doctor may recommend disc replacement surgery or spinal fusion, which removes the damaged disc and bonds the vertebrae adjacent to it. As with any major surgical procedure, be sure to thoroughly discuss your expectations and concerns with a physician before undergoing orthopedic surgery.
Riverside Community Hospital’s orthopedic department offers the highest level of care for patients with bone and soft tissue problems. To learn more about the services provided by our Riverside medical center, call (951) 788-3463. We can help you regain your mobility and quality of life.
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The choice to become an organ donor can one day save of dozens of lives. However, deciding to donate your organs requires some forethought on your part. First, you must register your decision with your state or on your driver’s license. You may also want to record your wishes with an organ transplant center, like Riverside Community Hospital. Second, you must discuss your choice with your loved ones. Though you may feel strongly about donating your organs, your family may need to give consent upon your death, which underscores the importance of letting them know your decision. The following questions and answers can further help you understand the process of organ donation.
Who is eligible to be an organ donor?
Any person has the potential to become an organ donor. Organ donation does not discriminate based on age, ethnicity, or gender. The only consideration is the health and quality of the organs to be donated. With a parent’s consent, even those under the age of 18 can give the gift of life to another through organ donation.
Which organs can be donated to others?
Up to a half-dozen different organs, including the lungs, heart, and kidneys, can be used for donation. Many body tissues can be donated as well. Skin, bones, blood vessels, and even corneas can be given to another person. When you have a baby, you can also donate your umbilical cord blood.
To whom do donated organs go?
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, over 100,000 people in the United States are currently waiting for an organ transplant. Each individual who requires a donation is placed on an organ transplant list according to need. Neither national status nor wealth is ever a consideration when it comes to who receives a life-saving organ.
Riverside Community Hospital, which is the only organ transplant facility in all of Riverside County, urges the public to learn more about the benefits of organ donation. To speak with a Riverside Community Hospital associate about becoming an organ donor, call (951) 788-3463.
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Jaundice is a common yet treatable condition among newborn babies. This video explains the dangers of jaundice and ways to treat it.
Some people may recognize jaundice by the appearance of yellowish skin and eyes. Babies in particular are susceptible to jaundice, which occurs when bilirubin levels are too high. Should a newborn contract jaundice, it’s vital that he receive treatment, as elevated bilirubin can lead to brain damage. To prevent jaundice complications, have your physician perform a jaundice bilirubin test before leaving the hospital and schedule a follow-up appointment within two days of your hospital discharge.
Riverside Community Hospital can help parents and their newborns stay healthy. For more information on the services offered to families in the greater Riverside area, call (951) 788-3463.
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When you’re in the emergency room, seconds count. That’s why Riverside Community Hospital urges patients to keep an I.C.E. card with them at all times. I.C.E., which stands for “in case of emergency,” allows the triage staff to better assess a person’s condition and advise appropriate care. Riverside area residents may request an I.C.E. card from Riverside Community Hospital. You also create your own with the following data:
First, your I.C.E. card should have all pertinent contact information, including your name, date of birth, address, and telephone number. To ensure that your healthcare providers may reach your immediate family to inform them of your condition, you should also include an emergency contact name and telephone number.
Providing all necessary medical information is vital to the usefulness of an I.C.E. card. Individuals with existing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease should consider including that data on their cards; people with allergies, especially to penicillin or anesthesia, may also want to put this information on their I.C.E. cards. The sooner the emergency room staff knows of your medical conditions and allergies, the greater chance you have of receiving care that accurately addresses your individual needs.
The emergency room staff’s first priority is to give you the best care possible. However, to facilitate your treatment, you may also want to provide your insurance information on your I.C.E. card. By including your insurance provider contact information, you can focus solely on your health needs without having to worry about tracking down your insurance company or policy number.
Riverside Community Hospital aims to give each emergency room patient the highest level of care possible. To request an I.C.E. card, call (951) 788-3463 or visit our website. If you require emergency care, be sure to use our iTriage symptom checker, which informs our staff of your specific medical needs and imminent arrival.