A fall is an inevitable part of hospital life, but it can be a frightening experience for a patient, too.
The trauma can result in the loss of vital organs and internal bleeding.
There are many options for how to deal with a fall, but many people avoid them entirely because they don’t want to be at the hospital, according to the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
Rural Ambulance, a charity that operates across England, is one of those charities.
Its services cover emergency services in rural areas, with the majority of its clients in Wales and Northern Ireland.
“We see many patients that go to hospital who have not been admitted for a fall,” said Paul Fidler, a spokesman for the charity.
“A fall is a terrible experience, but we see it as a very common occurrence and we know that the best thing for people to do is to avoid it.”
“It is a risk that can happen to anyone, whether they’re an emergency or a long-term patient,” he said.
There are many different options for treating a fall.
Some hospitals, like the one in the video, have specialised services.
Some patients will need to wait longer to be discharged from hospital, but the risk is minimised.
Some hospitals are equipped to deal more with falls.
The Royal College recommends that a patient who falls while waiting to be admitted to hospital should have their head placed on a stretcher and placed on the back of a chair for a couple of minutes.
The chair should be placed between the legs of the patient.
Another option is to wait in the operating theatre until they’re taken to hospital, where a CT scan can be performed and they will be examined and then discharged.
This is also the safest option, but patients should also make an appointment with a GP and ask if they can have their CT scan done before going to hospital.
Dr Fidlers advice also applies to patients who are seriously injured, such as those who fall off a balcony or have an accident.
He recommends a stretchers or chair for them to rest on and a chest brace if possible, which he says is less invasive.
After the scan, they will have to be transported to the operating unit.
“It can be quite traumatic for people who have suffered an injury and are unconscious,” he explained.
“They will need support and medical attention until they are able to be brought to hospital.”
If the patient is unable to wait, they should have a CT scanned, as this can help determine the severity of their injury and the best way to treat it.
Fidler advises people with a history of head injuries should have an x-ray before being admitted to the hospital.
This can be done at the local Royal Victoria Hospital, and it can also be done if the person has an open fracture, a fracture from other sources, a broken bone or other internal injuries.
An X-ray of the brain can also reveal signs of concussion.
While the Royal Victoria hospital has specialist specialists to assist with CT scans and other medical treatment, it also has an extensive network of private specialist and voluntary medical units, as well as specialist cardiac units and other emergency services, he said, adding that there are about a dozen units in Wales.
Patients will also need to be given oxygen.
If they are conscious, the patient will be brought into the operating room and then taken to the cardiac unit, where they will undergo a CT.
Once there, they can be monitored for a few hours and then sent home.
The rest of the hospital will then be put on alert.
As well as CT scans, people with injuries that do not require immediate treatment should also have their pulse monitored for at least a couple hours, and should not be discharged.
If someone has a fall and is unconscious, they may have to stay in the hospital overnight.