Emergency Care Center – Adult Care  

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Emergency Care Center – Adult Care

Patient population

 Adult

Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 24 beds, 6 chairs, 1 ENT chair, 10 fast track slots

Occupancy Rate

 130 – 150 patients per day

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Patient Escort

Primary patient diagnoses

  •  Trauma: Multisystem penetrating and blunt trauma; thoracic, abdominal, head spinal and orthopedic trauma. Burns, Maxillofacial, Neurological, Neurovascular, Surgical, Plastic, Renal Genitourinary, gastrointestinal, Neonatal and obstetric conditions.
  • Emergency: Shock – respiratory cardiogenic, neurological, neurogenic, spinal, hypovolemic, toxic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, infectious, environmental, hematological, toxic, Ob/Gyn, ENT, ocular, medical, surgical, orthopedic/traumatic. Fractures/dislocations and amputations.  Psychiatric, social oncology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, burns, falls, MVA, congenital anomalies, scorpion/snake exposure, and near drowning.

Procedures

  •  Trauma

Hemodynamic monitoring; Administration of advanced emergency medications; Administration of thrombolytic/Inotropic support; C-spine immobilization ; vascular access ; Initial assessment of newborn; Transcutaneous pacing, cardioversion, defibrillation ; Chest tube insertion ; diagnostic peritoneal lavage and thoracentesis ; Triage, Hemodialysis and Lumbar puncture ; Initial Assessment and Management of trauma patient ;Thomas Splint or Skin Traction

  • Emergency

Administration of advanced cardiac and trauma life support ;Care of central, arterial and port-a-cath lines ;  Intraosseous access ; Rapid sequence intubation, assisted ventilation techniques & advanced airway management ; Assist Echocardiogram, EKG ; Emergency deliveries, Gynecological Emergencies ; Conscious sedation, decontamination procedure, Disaster response ; Ascitic tap, catheter insertion and drainage, nasogastric insertion, and assist PEG tube insertion ; EENT emergencies ; Psychiatric Emergencies

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

 
Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 09:48 AM