4 Mistakes to Avoid During an Emergency

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Emergency situations are always unexpected, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare.

In Bottom Line Health, Leslie shares 4 common mistakes patients make during the first 24 hours of a medical emergencyand simple steps you can take to avoid them.

In the most extreme cases, mistakes such as these can result in preventable medical errors, which studies show are a leading cause of death in the US. That's why it's so important to learn about how to handle an emergency before you're faced with one.

For a more in-depth look at what to do in an emergency, read Chapter 7, "Emergency Room 101," of The Patient's Playbook.