Emergency Care Center – Critical Care  

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Emergency Care Center – Critical Care  

Patient population

Adult

Mixed gender

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 5 trauma bays; 8 HDU beds; 1 isolation cubicle

Occupancy Rate

 2 – 4 trauma / 15 – 20  acute care 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. Fractures/dislocations and amputations Burns, Falls, Maxillofacial, Neurological, Neurovascular, Surgical, Plastic, Renal Genitourinary, gastrointestinal, Obstetric. MVA
  • Emergency: Shock – respiratory cardiogenic, , anaphylaxis neurological, neurogenic, spinal, hypovolemic, toxic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, infectious, environmental, hematological,  Ob/Gyn, ENT, ocular, medical, surgical, orthopedic/traumatic, Hepatobilary, Psychiatric, oncology, cardiothoracic, neurosurgical, burns, scorpion/snake exposure, and near drowning. Emergency Dialysis

Procedures

  •  Trauma : Advance Trauma Life support, assisted ventilation techniques & assisted advanced airway management ; Hemodynaic monitoring ; Administration of advanced emergency medications ; Inotropic support ;  Spinal  immobilization and extremity splinting,  vascular access ; Assisted Thoracotomy, assisted chest tube insertion, assisted diagnostic peritoneal lavage, pericardiocentesis and thoracentesis ; Triage. assisted  endoscopy,  hemodialysis and lumbar puncture, Emergency  blood administration including Rapid infuser
  • Emergency : Administration of advanced cardiac and trauma life support to both adult and pediatric population.  Transcutaneous pacing, cardioversion, defibrillation, internal defibraillation. Administration of thrombolytic/ assisted  endoscopy,  hemodialysis and lumbar puncture ; Care of central, arterial,.  Intraosseous access ; Rapid sequence intubation.  Mechanical ventilation  assisted Echocardiogram, EKG and Ultrasound ; Conscious sedation, decontamination procedure; Disaster response ; Assisted Ascitic tap,  insertion of catheter and  drainage, nasogastric insertion, and assisted PEG tube insertion.

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

 
Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 09:50 AM