The PRI Emergency Department (ER) is staffed with expert physicians, nurses, and emergency personnel around the clock, ready to address any medical or surgical emergency.
ER-Patient Assessment Care:
- When you come to the Emergency Room (ER) seeking immediate medical attention, you will be assessed based on the Triage Level (CTAS) by trained healthcare professionals. This assessment helps determine the urgency of your condition.
- Everyone who comes to the ER will be evaluated and cared for, regardless of their age, gender, race, nationality, legal status, medical condition, or ability to pay. If you’re unable to cover the costs, the ER will provide necessary stabilizing care, connect you with a social worker for financial assistance, or arrange a transfer to a government facility if needed.
- Upon arrival at the ER, patients will be registered by the ER Clerk and attended to by ER staff under the supervision of on-duty Residents or an accredited attending physician from PRI Medical Center. ER Residents are responsible for determining the patient’s appropriate treatment and disposition.
- The assessment process includes, but is not limited to:
- Initial evaluation of your physical, developmental, and psycho-social status.
- Deciding on the most suitable treatment area for your needs.
- Considering your treatment preferences.
- Evaluating your nutritional and functional status.
- Ensuring a proper assessment for potential victims of abuse.
- A thorough discharge planning process will be in place to address your medical, developmental, psychological, and functional needs. This ensures you receive the necessary support and guidance when leaving the ER.
- You will also be registered with a hospital number by the ER Clerk during your visit. If you are a term pregnant patient, you may be directed to the Labor and Delivery area for specialized care.
For patients with specific conditions such as hand injuries, head trauma, poisonings, and burns, ER staff nurses, supervised by Residents or accredited attending physicians, will evaluate you based on the Triage Level (CTAS) to ensure you receive the most appropriate care promptly. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to provide you with the best possible care during your visit to the ER.
PRI Emergency Department Design:
- The PRI-Medical Center Emergency Room (ER) is designed to provide safe and effective care to patients according to their Triage Category (CTAS= Resuscitation T1, Emergent T2, Urgent T3, Less Urgent T4, Non-Urgent T5).
- The emergency room at PRI-Medical Center (PRI-MC) is on the same level as the emergency entrance.
- The ER at PRI-MC features well-lit ambulance and pedestrian entrances, which are easily identifiable by signs and shielded from inclement weather. Access ramps are available for patients who use wheelchairs or those on stretchers.
- The entrances to the PRI-MC ER are spacious enough to accommodate patients, medical personnel, and equipment safely.
- Stretchers and wheelchairs are stored near the ambulance entrance without obstructing entry.
- A waiting area, restrooms, and telephones are available for patients and their companions.
- Unauthorized individuals are not permitted in the ER treatment area, with Public Safety assisting ER staff in maintaining order.
- The ER’s Critical Care area serves as both the receiving and admitting extent for seriously ill or injured patients.
- The PRI-MC ER is designed to ensure patient privacy without compromising care.
- The PRI-Medical Center’s minor operating room (OR) is an emergency minor OR and trauma room.