Last updated 8 months ago
During the holiday season, you likely have a thousand things running through your mind. Between putting up decorations, getting presents for the kids, and cooking extravagant meals, you probably don’t have much time to think about maintaining a healthy spine. The experts at The FLEX Program at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center recommend the following tips to help you avoid a spine injury:
Don’t Push Yourself While Shopping
If you have a busy schedule, you will likely try to make your shopping adventures as efficient as possible. For example, you might carry all your goodies around with you as you peruse different stores. However, carrying around heavy bags can take its toll on your spine. Between stores, consider making trips to your car to drop off your bags. You might take the opportunity to give yourself a break from strenuous shopping.
Get Help with Holiday Decorations
Hanging lights and putting up decorations can sometimes be physically demanding. You could easily hurt your spine if you fall off a ladder or spend too much time hunched over a string of lights. Instead of taking the lone wolf approach to putting up holiday decorations, enlist the help of a friend or family member. To completely eliminate the chances of an injury, consider hiring a professional to do it all for you.
Use the Proper Lifting Technique
Every year, thousands of people end up in the emergency room with spine injuries caused by poor lifting techniques. Whether you’re lifting a tree or a particularly large gift, remember to lift with your legs, and keep your back straight. Try to keep the object as close to your body as possible while carrying it. For especially heavy or unwieldy items, ask a friend to help.
If you suffer a spine injury this holiday season, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center can provide prompt and effective treatment. If you require emergency care, be sure to use our Text ER service, where you can text “ER” to 23000 in order to check on the latest wait times. You can also call us at (702) 727-1567 to speak with one of our friendly representatives.
Last updated 9 months ago
Las Vegas (November 11, 2013) – Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for the fifth straight year – longer than any other hospital in Nevada. The award recognizes Sunrise Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
“With a stroke, time lost is brain lost, and the Get with the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award demonstrates Sunrise Hospital’s commitment to being one of the top hospitals in the country for providing aggressive, proven stroke care,” said Todd Sklamberg, Chief Executive Officer at Sunrise Hospital. “We will continue with our focus on providing outstanding care that has been shown in the scientific literature to quickly and efficiently treat stroke patients with evidence-based protocols.”
To receive the award, Sunrise Hospital achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.
These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs, and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
In addition to the Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Award, Sunrise Hospital has also been recognized as a recipient of the association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll, for improving stroke care. Over the past quarter, at least 50 percent of the hospital’s eligible ischemic stroke patients have received tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital (known as ‘door-to-needle’ time). A thrombolytic, or clot-busting agent, tPA is the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the urgent treatment of ischemic stroke. If given intravenously in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, tPA has been shown to significantly reverse the effects of stroke and reduce permanent disability.
“Sunrise Hospital is to be commended for its commitment to implementing standards of care and protocols for treating stroke patients,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., chair of the Get with the Guidelines National Steering Committee and director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “The full implementation of acute care and secondary prevention recommendations and guidelines is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of stroke patients.”
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 16 years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services. For more information, visit our website.
Last updated 11 months ago
Turning 40 is an important milestone in a woman’s life for many reasons. One of those reasons is that 40 is the recommended age to start scheduling yearly mammograms, according to the American Cancer Society. The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital, which has received a three year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, combines compassionate care with the most current technology and techniques you deserve. With advanced imaging technology for breast cancer detection and immediate access to advanced treatment facilities, Sunrise Hospital is here to ensure that you have many happy, healthy birthdays to come. To schedule your mammogram, call 1-855-445-2246!
Last updated 11 months ago
Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of services, with referrals to physicians in every field of medical care, to those in southern Nevada and the surrounding region. With our triage program, which allows us to rapidly evaluate every patient so that we can provide faster, better care, our advanced digital imaging services, and our dedicated Pediatric Emergency Services located right next door at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we’ll be ready no matter what your emergency may be. For average ER wait times, text “ER” to 23000!
Last updated 1 year ago
The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center presents a free community lecture on heart murmurs and the latest advancements in the treatment of valve disease:
Wednesday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Sunrise Hospital Auditorium (located on the first floor)
3186 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89109
This lecture is free to the public and a light dinner will be served, but registration is required. To register, call (702) 233-5454.
About Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center:
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides high-quality, advanced healthcare services in Southern Nevada and the surrounding region. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 15 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center—featuring stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, a Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department, a CARF accredited inpatient Rehabilitation Center, Orthopedics, Gamma Knife and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and wound care. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital- Nevada’s largest and most comprehensive children’s hospital.
Need to find a physician or get answers to your health questions? Call 702-233-5454.