Emergency Room Services
WHAT TO EXPECT
Medical emergencies are unpredictable – people do not expect to have one. You can ease the anxiety of a visit to an emergency department by learning some basic facts.
It is important to know that emergency medicine has evolved into a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, fully recognized medical specialty. Today’s emergency physicians are highly educated and trained to handle all kinds of emergency situations and to provide the best possible care.
Patients arrive by private car, taxi, ambulances or any public conveyance.
If you arrive by ambulance and are unconscious, you will be attended to immediately and be assigned a patient bed. If you were referred to the Emergency Department, and still ambulating, you will first enter the half-way area, where your medical condition will be assessed as soon as possible.
A process of prioritizing based on the severity of their condition.
The triage officer, likely a nurse, will determine the severity of your condition, based on your symptoms, and check your vital signs which include temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. This process is called “ triage “.
Additional information will also be obtained, such as your name and address and medical history, and a Clerk will prepare a chart. Anyone who comes to this emergency department will not be turned away, Patients from all walks of life- rich and poor, regardless of their ability to pay, young and old, with or without insurance coverage shall be attended to.
The Emergency Department is staffed by multidisciplinary team of experts who specialized in emergency care. This team includes:
- Board-certified physicians particularly Internists, Nephrologists, Transplant & Vascular Surgeons and Urologists
- Emergency trained nursing staff
- Social Worker
- Laboratory Technologists
- Radiology Technologists
- Certified Respiratory Technologists