Friday , 25 May 2018

Ready for the Unexpected

Submitted by Baylor Medical Center

You never know when an emergency will arise. But when it does, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney is here to provide urgent medical care – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From minor injuries to life-threatening conditions, to stroke, heart attack and other life-threatening conditions, the emergency medicine specialists on our medical staff have the tools and technology you need to heal.

The American College of Emergency Physicians offers these helpful guidelines for when to seek emergency care:
• Difficulty breathing
• Chest pain or pressure
• Fainting, loss of consciousness, sudden dizziness
• Weakness (particularly on one side of the body)
• Changes in vision
• Difficulty speaking
• Confusion or changes in mental status
• Any sudden or severe pain, particularly unusual abdominal pain
• A high fever that’s not getting better or is escalating
• A traumatic injury such as a broken bone or penetrating wound
• Uncontrolled bleeding
• Severe vomiting or diarrhea
• Coughing or vomiting blood
• Suicidal feelings
• Ingested poison

Depending on the symptoms, you may also want to seek emergency care for severe asthma attacks and allergic reactions to food, medication or an insect bite or sting.

For more information on emergency care at Baylor McKinney, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.

About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Located at the northwest corner of Highway 380 and Lake Forest Drive, Baylor McKinney will feature a 95-bed, full-service hospital and surrounding medical office campus. Hospital services will include heart and vascular, cancer, imaging, obstetrics and gynecology, level III NICU with private suites, digestive diseases, orthopedics, general surgery, neurology, internal medicine, emergency care, and outpatient services.

For a virtual tour and more information about Baylor McKinney, visit



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