Season Four

EPISODE 33

Episode 33: Preventing and Managing Medical Emergencies feat. Larry Penton

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With the cost of health care in America at an all-time high, the fear of going into debt because of medical bills is all too real.

In today’s episode we speak with Larry Penton, a veteran paramedic and firefighter about what may constitute a medical emergency, when to call 911 vs when to call your doctor, and how to be prepared to handle minor medical needs at home.

Larry also shares insights related to:

  • Common medical emergencies that occur during the holidays (including falls, excessive alcohol consumption, sharp object injuries, workplace accidents, mental health challenges, poisonings, burns, and gun related injuries).
  • Keeping your pets safe during the holidays.
  • Resources for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
  • Availability of free smoke detectors.
  • Importance of CPR and Stop the Bleed Training.
  • Key items to include in your individual first aid kit.
  • Considerations to help determine when to go to the emergency department, urgent care, or call your physician.
  • Signs you may need to call 911 which include shortness of breath, chest pain, altered mental status, pain or weakness on one side of the body, unconscious (breathing) or unresponsive (no pulse, not breathing), uncontrolled bleeding.
  • Information to provide the 911 dispatcher if you call for a mental health related emergency.

CONTENT WARNINGS
References to violent events (i.e. shootings).

GUEST
Larry Penton
Retired Paramedic/Firefighter
Penton Pending Consulting Services

– https://www.pentonpending.com/
– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PentonPendingCSLLC
– Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/penton_pending_cs

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NOTE
The information provided on SheConfidential pertaining to your health or wellness, relationships, business/career choices, finances, or any other aspect of your life is not intended to be a substitute for individual consultations, professional advice, diagnosis or treatment rendered by your own provider.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Episode artwork and video production by Eye AM Media https://www.eyeammedia.com/. Follow on Instagram @eyeammedia


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