|What to Expect at the Emergency Trauma Center
Upon arrival, a member of our staff will greet you and evaluate
your condition. This is known as "triage," and it
helps us determine who is in the most urgent need of care.
It is important to make sure that the most seriously ill and
injured patients be seen first.
Your wait will depend on how ill you are compared to others
in the department at that time. During triage, a brief examination,
including taking your blood pressure and temperature, takes
place. You will be asked to register, which is necessary to
record your visit. Then you’ll be asked for your address,
health insurance, place of employment and to sign a consent
form for your care.
If other patients’ conditions are more serious than
yours, you might have a slight wait. Waiting time also may
be related to processing time for procedures, such as blood
tests and X-rays.
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