The Region II Trauma and Medical Center Emergency Department is a medical and surgical treatment and surgical facility Specialized in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgical and Trauma.  The accurate care of patients who present without prior appointment either by their own means or by that of an ambulance.

The Region II Trauma and Medical Center Emergency Department awake 24 hours a day (24/7) 365 days per year and it cater maximum of 70-100 patients per shift but it depends upon the bulk of patient entering the ED.

  • Region II Trauma and Medical Center is in the forefront of trauma care in Region II.
  • To provide continuous prompt, effective and quality nursing care to all patients in the Emergency Department.
Business Objective
  • To provide continuous prompt, effective and quality nursing care to all patients in the Emergency Department.
General Functions
  • TRIAGE – An Emergency Room Nurse helps staff prioritize care based on the critical nature and severity of a patient’s condition.  A nurse’s medical knowledge, quick thinking, and attentions to detailed and hand towards comprehensively assessing a patient’s needs, obtaining thus medical history and personal information and seeking doctor’s evaluation immediately for life-threatening issues.
  • TAKING VITAL SIGNS – Logging vital statistics is a staple responsibility of an Emergency Room Nurse.  Taking Vital signs includes recording a blood pressure reading with a blood pressure pump, as well as measuring pulse rate, respiration and temperature over the course of a patients stay in the E.R Vital sign provide a bird’s eye view of a patient’s state and alert nurse to changes in condition which might require a doctor’s attention.
  • ADMINISTERING MEDICINE – Once presented by a doctor, a nurse will be the one to legally administer medicine whether it is in setting up and priming an intravenous (IV) infection or handling over pills for swallowing with water.  Sometimes E.R patients will already be an existing medication which needs to be administered during their stay here.  Nurse’s will confirm current medication lists with patient and family (or call on the Hospital Pharmacist to) and acquire in hospital prescriptions from the E.R. doctor for those medicines.
  • PROVIDING TREATMENT – In addition to dosing meds, emergency room nurses may help with medical treatment for everything from sore throats to kidney infection.  Nurses may also assist with minor medical procedures as part of the treatment response, helping to stabilize a patient and assist the doctor with everything from suturing wounds to intubation critical – ill patients.
  • MONITORING PATIENTS – Nurses are responsible for overseeing follow – through on doctor’s orders, from making sure medications are given to checking on completion and results of diagnostic tests which are ordered.  While nursing attendants typically transport a patient in their bed to a diagnostic test.  i.e an x-ray or ct scan, when staff are short handed, a nurse maybe asked to assist. It a patients’ condition or worsens while they are in the E.R, nurses are in charge of notifying the doctor right away. Patients and their family may make requests for simple things like another blanket or a gown, and nurses bear the responsibility of fielding these requests and keeping the patient comfortable.
  • CHARTING/ DOCUMENTATION – Emergency room nurses are required to chart all patient medical history, contact information current condition and medications and treatment as well as update their electronic medical record throughout their stay in the E.R. accurate documentation in a patient’s chart gives other member of the medical team correct information to act on throughout the patient evaluation and treatment journey. Efficient and Vigilant charting also protects hospitals and staff team potential legal liability down the like.
  • DISCHARGE – When a patient does not require being admitted to the hospital and is deemed ready to leave the emergency room after treatment their emergency room nurse handles the discharge paperwork. Explaining it to the patient and their family/care givers and answering any questions they may have. They also conform transportation from the E.R. with the patient their destination and follow up recommendations for care and doctor’s visit.
  • Emergency room nurses will also help translate complicated medical jargon from a doctor regarding diagnosis and treatment into under stable layman’s term for patients and their families. Upon discharge, emergency room nurses maybe called onto educate a patient and their family about further care and treatment example how to dress a patient wound and how often they will clean.
  • In addition to acute and attentive medical treatment, emergency room nurses act us translators, advisors, educators, assistants, organizer and therapist, powerfully speaking.
  • As the liaison between the doctor and the patient. Emergency room nurses require compassion; empathy and good bedside manner in their care they may need to help calm a patient dawn, listen and answer their questions or soothe them through reactions of shock and pain.