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Physicians Regional Medical Center Receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI
Physicians Regional Medical Center Receives Che...
NASCAR Racer Mark Martin stars in a series of television commercials for Tennova Healthcare
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Many nontraumatic situations or conditions may occur and need to be handled properly.
Examples of medical situations and conditions that warrant immediate medical attention.
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information.
Here are some tips from the American College of Emergency Physicians that all members of your household should know.
In the interest of protecting yourself, it's best to learn about emergency medicine before you find yourself in an ER.
About ER Extra
Some of the area's most experienced physicians and nurses provide emergency care to our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Tennova's emergency room through our exclusive ER Extra™ initiative. All of our physicians and nurses have been specially trained to provide skilled, professional care in an emergency setting. In addition, our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum. Our emergency department has two distinct areas of treatment — one for your minor emergencies and the other for your major health care emergencies.
What's ER Extra?
We are the community’s exclusive provider of ER Extra™, a new approach to the emergency room experience, designed to give you extra fast, extra easy and extra great care care.
By the time you enter our emergency room, every minute – every second – seems like forever. That’s why the clock starts ticking the moment your name enters our system at the registration desk. In general, initial assessments take place within 15 minutes of arrival. Patients with non-life threatening conditions can expect to be evaluated, treated and discharged to their home in typically less than two hours. To deliver the fastest quality care possible, the emergency room has a computerized tracking system that records every second you spend there. This data is constantly reviewed by your treatment team to streamline processes and speed up the time it takes to deliver care. The result is that you see a member of the clinical team sooner, so treatment can begin quicker.
Board certified doctors and highly trained staff are by your side throughout your visit. They are there to explain your diagnosis and how it will be treated, as well as discuss any follow up care you may need.
Extra great care
The best care results from excellent customer service and friendly staff members. Consistently, our team has ranked as a Top Performer relative to patient satisfaction. We are committed to treating you with outstanding care and compassion.
Chest Pain Center
How We Can Help
Tennova Healthcare is ready to handle any cardiac emergency. Our Chest Pain Center, located adjacent to the emergency department at Physicians Regional Medical Center, is highly specialized and devoted to treating patients with acute coronary syndrome. It is designed to enhance patient care by decreasing the time to treatment for heart attack. Our team rapidly identifies patients presenting with unstable angina (chest pain), and provides fast, state-of-the-art treatment to prevent heart attacks. This team is trained and dedicated to providing 24-hour care for the treatment of chest pain.
The Region’s First Accredited Chest Pain Center
Physicians Regional Medical Center has received full accreditation with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SPCP) through 2015. Physicians Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to receive this prestigious recognition.
Accreditation means the hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
- Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
- Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
- Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
- Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
- Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel
- Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
- Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
- Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.