This is the portion of the Emergency Department that sees the most critically ill patients. It has 12 rooms, each room having the capacity for two patients. Each room is equipped everything needed to provide life-saving care to our sickest patients. We also have three fully stocked trauma bays, with ample room to work. It is located across the hall from the Emergency Department CT scan and down the hall from the Emergency Department MRI. It is on the same floor as the main OR. It is staffed by one attending and two residents at a given time. It is a 24 hour unit.
Acute ED (Red, Blue and Green)
This section of the Emergency Department is a 45 bed unit along with one dental room. Acute is split up into Red, Blue and Green, each staffed by an attending. We can have anywhere between two residents to four residents as well as physician assistants staffing the area at a time. We see acutely ill patients with varying chief complaints. We have an ultrasound machine at our disposal as well as a radiology reading room in the core of Red/Blue. These areas are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is the section of the department that sees the lowest acuity patients so that they can be attended rapidly and efficiently. Chief complaints vary from lacerations to ankle pain to eye pain. This area is staffed by one attending and one resident or PA. It is open from 9am to 1am.
Clinical Decision Unit
This is our newest area called the Clinical Decision Unit. It is an observation unit so that patients who do not warrant immediate admission can be observed and reassessed for a longer period of time before discharge
Pediatric Emergency Department
This is a 9 bed unit which is entirely devoted to seeing patients under the age of 18. It is elaborately decorated and has a beautiful fish tank in order to create a nonthreatening environment to children. This area is staffed by one pediatric emergency medicine attending as well as one general pediatric attending. It is also staffed by a combination of two to five emergency medicine and pediatric residents. This area is also equipped with an ultrasound machine. It is a 24hr, 7 day a week unit.