Once you are brought to a treatment room you will be seen by more members of our care team. The team will further evaluate your medical needs and make recommendations for your course of treatment.
Other diagnostic tests, medications, IV fluids and procedures may be ordered, or a specialist may be called to participate in your care.
Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospital are teaching hospitals affiliated with the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As part of our teaching mission, a resident physician or medical student may participate in your care.
If the emergency physician recommends admission to the hospital, he or she will discuss this with you and may call your primary care physician to make the necessary arrangements. If you do not have a physician, or your physician is not a member of the Rhode Island Hospital medical staff, we will arrange for a Rhode Island Hospital physician to care for you.
If you are to be discharged from the Anderson Emergency Center, a physician or nurse will review your written instructions with you, including any medications prescribed, and answer any questions you may have. You will be given a referral to your own physician, or possibly to a specialist for follow-up care. Please stop at our Discharge Center to complete your emergency care.
If you are non-English speaking, deaf or hard-of-hearing, and require an interpreter to communicate, please let a member of the emergency center staff know.