Most emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients can count on personalized emergency care around the clock. Departments should be staffed by physicians trained and experienced in emergency medicine.
Specialists are often on call, and additional skilled personnel include on-site registered nurses and ancillary staff who together provide decades of experience in emergency services and/or intensive care.
The best time to prepare for a healthcare emergency is before it happens. Knowing where the nearest Emergency Department is located and what to expect may be helpful to you and your loved ones.
Upon arriving, all patients are usually asked to indicate their arrival by signing in at the Emergency Department. Patients are initially evaluated by a nurse to determine the severity of the patient’s condition and priority is given to those people whose future health are immediately at risk.
Tests may be necessary to determine a patient’s condition and if specialty treatment is needed, one of our specialists on staff will be called.
Be prepared to provide important information about medical history, prescription medicine, allergies and a summary of past illnesses, injuries and surgeries.
Family members are often allowed to visit patients whenever possible. Due to special circumstances, family members may be asked to remain in the waiting area and there may be a limit on the number of visitors. Staff will generally make every effort to keep family members and friends informed of their patient’s condition and treatment.