Call Stats: December 1-9, 2018

During the first 9 days of December, residents of RBS A, G and G2 called HBS 42 times for emergency assistance. Of those 42 calls:

– 27 were transported to the hospital or other medical facility by HBS
– The remaining 15 were incidents which HBS treated on the scene, but did not require or refused transport from HBS.
– Average call response time: 2:23

Call types included vehicle accidents, traumas, sick subjects, childbirths and OB emergencies.

It is important to note that HBS only responds to calls which are called into our hotline. HBS does not respond to MDA calls unless requested.

HBS: Going the extra mile. A recent story.

From the HBS special files: Yesterday, we responded to a call where a child fell off his bike and suffered a facial trauma. Unfortunately, this child lost a tooth.

When someone loses a tooth, it’s imperative to get the tooth back into the mouth as quickly as possible, if the tooth is still intact. This will allow the tooth to be successfully re-implanted.

After 20 minutes of searching, HBS units successfully found the tooth – well after the patient was on his way to the hospital.

HBS has special partnerships with doctors and professionals in town, who make themselves available to HBS at all times of the day and night. We quickly reached out to one of our special doctors, Dr. Edo Lavi, who immediately helped to preserve the tooth while it was transported to the hospital for re-implantation.

FOLLOW-UP: After checking with the parents, we found out the doctors successfully re-implanted the tooth! Kol Hakavod to everyone involved!

IMPORTANT: This patient could have been very seriously injured – but was saved by his bike helmet. Never leave home without one!

FOR ANY EMERGENCY IN RBS A, G or G2: 02.999.999.2

Hot weather safety tips from HBS

Boy, is it hot today! Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90’s, but may not feel like it due to a light wind and low humidity. Some heat wave safety tips:1. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR CAR TO ENSURE NO ONE IS LEFT INSIDE! Take the extra few seconds to ensure no one is left in a situation that can become deadly in minutes.2. Ensure you are drinking at least 3 liters of water per day, especially if hiking, engaging in water activity, or spending any appreciable time outdoors.3. Wear a hat to protect your head and face from the sun.Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions that can cause severe and long term damage – and even death. Should you or someone nearby feel any of the symptoms below, first try to cool down the patient by bringing them into shade, or indoors, and having them drink lots of cold water (not fizzy drinks or caffeine) and immediately call Hatzala Beit Shemesh at 02.999.999.2:

  • Confusion
  • Dark-colored urine (a sign of dehydration)
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or abdominal cramps
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Pale skin
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rapid heartbeat