Emergency Room Services

The fully equipped emergency room at Martin County Hospital includes a dedicated, highly qualified team of nurses and doctors who are available 24 hours a day to provide excellent emergency room services. High levels of knowledge and care are standard when you visit the ER room at MCHD. We are also well equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment, designed to diagnose and stabilize distressed patients as quickly as possible and transfer them to higher levels of care if necessary.

The Four Steps of Emergency Care

Emergencies can happen at any time, day or night. Our ER teams work around the clock, always ready to take on patients with urgent medical conditions and injuries. When you or one of your loved ones visit our emergency rooms, we will take you through the following process:

1. Triage

Triage is the process of assessing the patient’s condition, determining its severity, and deciding on the best course of action as quickly as possible. Patients with the most severe conditions will always be treated first, which means that other patients, with less severe problems, will be asked to wait. When you arrive, a registered nurse will assess your situation, record your medical history and assign you to a specific treatment priority level.

2. Treatment

An attending physician and other qualified staff members will perform the patient’s treatment with the assistance of emergency room nurses. A variety of tests may be ordered at this stage to help the physician assess your condition and determine the best treatment.

3. Re-Evaluation

Once the test results come in, your attending physician will reevaluate your condition and consult with you to determine and explain the way forward. You may either be sent home with medication and further instructions, admitted to the hospital, or transferred to the nearest appropriate facility.

4. Discharge

When it is safe for you to leave the hospital, you will be discharged with home-care instructions.

At MCHD, we offer exceptional ER services that prioritize your well-being. From our expert staff to state-of-the-art facilities, we treat everyone like family. Contact us for more information on our emergency room services, and experience the care you deserve.

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