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  • Patient Care Areas: Emergency Nursing

  • The emergency department consists of two main areas for care.

    • The main emergency department has 27 patient rooms, which are equipped with all items necessary for patient care and is open 24 hours a day.
    • The annex is an area consisting of seven rooms open from 8 to 12 a.m.

    When volume of patients necessitates, the annex is used to accommodate boarding patients and its hours of operation are adjusted accordingly. Patients who are sent to this area are triaged as less urgent, staffing is adjusted accordingly, and the flow to this area is continuous.

    The annual visits for the ED have been increasing and average in excess of 50,000 visits per year. The ED is currently viewed as a Level II trauma department.