Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
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What You Can Do to Prepare for a Medical Emergency

Medical Emergency

During times of severe illness or injury, every second counts in getting diagnosed and treated by a skilled emergency room specialist. To help ensure that you are prepared for a medical emergency, read through the following planning tips.

  • Know the symptoms of a medical emergency
    Before a medical emergency happens, make sure that you are aware of the most common symptoms of life threatening illness, such as stroke and heart attack. These symptoms can include chest pain, numbness on one side of the body, severe and sudden headache, or shortness of breath.
     
  • Be aware of emergency contact information
    Have your preferred emergency medical center’s phone number, as well as your emergency contact’s number stored in your phone. At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, we offer a text messaging service to help you determine the average emergency room wait times before you leave home. Simply text ‘ER’ to 23000 and respond with your zip code.
     
  • Prepare a list of your medical information
    To expedite your treatment and that of your loved ones, compile lists of important medical information. Carry a list of the medications you are taking, including the dosage and frequency with which you take them. Have the names of your doctors with you, including your primary care and any specialists you see often. Finally, list any allergies that you are aware of and provide all of this information to your emergency contacts.
     
  • Have a high-quality trauma center in mind
    When a medical disaster strikes, make sure that you have a preferred emergency room in mind. Choose a trauma center that has specialists ready to treat both adults and children who may be suffering from any medical condition. Having a highly-rated and accredited facility in mind will help to ensure that you and your family are treated promptly and effectively.

The Emergency Level II Trauma Center at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center provides faster care when you and your family need it most. Available to serve our Thousand Oaks community 24-hours a day, seven days a week, our emergency healthcare team includes adult and pediatric specialists. Contact our medical center today at (805) 497-2727 if you would like to learn more about our comprehensive prevention, diagnostic, and treatment services.


Hands-Only CPR Tutorial Video

When an adult collapses from cardiac arrest, having a bystander nearby skilled in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can make a huge difference in their survival. According to the American Heart Association, only one-third of cardiac arrest sufferers get this lifesaving help.

If you witness an adult collapse from a cardiac event, being able to act fast with hands-only CPR can help to save his or her life. To improve hands-only CPR awareness, the American Heart Association has created this short tutorial video. Watch the clip to learn more about how you can take action and save a life. 

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is dedicated to the cardiac health of our Thousand Oaks community. You can learn more about our comprehensive cardiac care services by visiting our website or contacting us at (805) 497-2727.


Having Your Baby at the Los Robles Family Birthing Center

Labor and delivery

There are very few experiences that can match the joy of bringing a new child into the world. At Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, our Family Birthing Center understands that the processes of pregnancy and childbirth are both exciting and challenging. Our goal is to provide families with a birthing experience that they can share with one another.

  • Family birthing rooms
    Each of our Labor, Delivery, and Recovery (LDR) Rooms is fitted with everything your family needs to have a comfortable and enjoyable birthing experience, including a birthing bed, lounge chair, private bathroom, television, wireless internet, telephone, and advanced clinical technology. 
     
  • Neonatal intensive care
    Los Robles offers an impressive 12-bed Level II NICU to provide infants with advanced medical care from a team of board-certified neonatologists and NICU staff.  For many families, having this resource available only a few steps away provides a sense of comfort and reassurance throughout the birthing process.
     
  • Easily accessible surgical suite
    If a cesarean birth is needed or preferred, the specially designed surgical suites are easily accessible from within our Family Birthing Center. As your obstetrician cares for you, a dedicated neonatal team will care for your baby. Your partner is encouraged to stay with you so that you are able to welcome your new child together. 
     
  • “Mother-Baby” program
    Los Robles’ “Mother-Baby” program was developed to encourage the immediate bond between the mother and her child. As a part of this program, the same nurse will continue to care for the mother and baby throughout their stay. Certified lactation nurses are also available to assist with the breastfeeding process.

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center also offers a wide variety of educational classes to new families. Our education program was developed to answer the many important questions that parents have before and after childbirth. We offer classes providing information about childbirth preparation, breastfeeding, cesarean section, sibling preparedness, and grandparenting. As another important part of the program, we offer orientations and tours of our state-of-the-art birthing center to prospective and expecting parents become more acquainted with our facilities and services. If you are considering having your baby at the Los Robles Family Birthing Center, schedule a tour with us today by calling our Consult-A-Nurse referral service at (805) 497-2727, or by contacting us online.


The Benefits of Participating in Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation After a Cardiac Event

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Cardiac rehabilitation, more casually known as cardiac rehab, is a program customized to improve the health of cardiac patients through exercise and education.  The program is personalized for each patient, whether he or she suffered from a heart attack or underwent surgery as a treatment for their heart disease.  Cardiac rehab is typically divided into various phases, the most advanced of which occur on an outpatient basis and involve nutritional counseling, exercise, and emotional support.  Participating in one of these outpatient programs provides a wide variety of benefits, some of which are described below.

  • Increased survivability:  The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology both recommend cardiac rehabilitation programs as an excellent way to increase a patient’s chances of survival after a cardiac event. The cardiovascular exercise, in combination with improved nutrition and other lifestyle changes, help to improve the strength of cardiac patients, prevent their condition from worsening, and reduce the risk of future cardiovascular issues. 
  • Emotional support:  The cardiac rehab team will typically include doctors, nurses, exercise specialists, dietitians, and other medical professionals that provide emotional support and help each patient reach their goals.  Other patients who are also participating in the program will often provide much needed emotional support for patients as they face the challenges of cardiovascular disease.
  • Improved quality of life:  The increased confidence and strength that comes as result of participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program will not only increase a patient’s survivability, but will also increase their overall quality of life.  Patients that have better cardiovascular health will be able to perform the activities of daily life with more ease and comfort and will generally lead a longer, healthier life. 

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center offers cardiac rehabilitation to the Thousand Oaks community as part of our comprehensive heart care services.  Los Robles cardiac rehab is available through our Outpatient Rehab Center located at our East Campus Facility.  You can learn more about the nationally recognized Los Robles Heart Center by contacting our 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (805) 497-2727.


The Total Joint Program

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