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Potential Emergency Situations and Conditions
Many nontraumatic situations or conditions may occur and need to be handled properly. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Sports-Related Injuries

Most sports injuries are due to either trauma or overuse of muscles or joints. The majority are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones.

When to Call for Help

Anytime you are not comfortable with a medical situation, call 911 (or your local emergency number), go to your nearest emergency room, or call your family physician.

Emergency Information Form

In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household. 

Child Health Emergencies

Having a very sick or severely injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. If it happened to your child, would you know the best way to go about getting treatment? Knowing when to call an ambulance is important.

Emergency Care: When is it the Right Choice

If you're sick or hurt and want help quickly, it may seem like a good idea to go to the emergency room (ER) for care. You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.

How to Respond to an Eye Injury

If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.


Many poisonous substances can potentially turn fatal if inhaled, digested, or absorbed by the body. 

Expert Emergency Care, 24/7

Every day, 24 hours a day, Sparks Health System’s emergency room doctors, nurses and other health care staff are available to provide you and your loved ones with expert care. Our highly trained staff can provide care for everything from cuts and broken bones to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke. We provide efficient, prompt and compassionate care, and offer:

  • Multi-functional treatment rooms for patients with varied conditions.
  • A dynamic ER design focused on providing a better experience for patients and visitors.
  • Highly qualified, dedicated health care professionals who are committed to the highest standards of care.
  • A continued commitment to keep wait times to a minimum.

Our physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality of emergency care through continuous education and training.  Our nurses have all been certified in Stroke Care, TNCC, ACLS and PALS while several also hold CEN and ENPC certifications.

Patient Testimonial Video

Our patients tell you their stories about getting help from Sparks Health System in their own words.

Peggy Holland

Peggy takes us step-by-step through the experience of having a stroke and describes how she got excellent help at Sparks Emergency Department.






Doris Pulliam

Stroke survivor Doris describes how quick treatment at Sparks ER and thorough rehabilitation helped her to make an amazing recovery.






Henry Scroggins

Henry had a heart attack on the way to church one Sunday. Here he talks about why he recommends Sparks Health System.








Kyle Zoeller

Even though he is a former paramedic, Kyle was unable to identify his unusual symptoms as a heart attack. Here he talks about how quick thinking and professionalism displayed by the ambulence crew and ER team at Sparks Health System saved his life.

We can handle everything from sprained ankles and earaches to life-threatening injuries

When you have a medical emergency, you count on the team at Sparks Health System. We offer 24-hour emergency room services led by trained emergency medicine physicians who are supported by compassionate medical and professional staff. Our emergency room is easy to access and features comfortable surroundings. We are backed by the full resources of an integrated health system offering the latest medical technology and diagnostic capabilities for adults and children.

Contact Us
Sparks Regional Medical Center
1001 Towson Ave. Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 441-5011