The emergency room can be a scary place with everyone moving at break-neck speed. Knowing what to expect during your visit can help. Here are three important steps to keep in mind:
- Triage: Upon arrival, you will be seen by a triage nurse who prioritizes care requirements based on your symptoms and the level of illness or injury.
- Registration: A registration clerk will take your information (age, religion, etc.), info on your current physician(s) and insurance coverage.
- Medical Care: After your evaluation is complete, the ED physician will determine whether you should be admitted to the hospital or discharged depending on your current medical condition. We will discuss all recommendations with you and your physician.