Emergency and Express Care is a 40-bed full-care trauma and emergency medical service. With state-of-the-art equipment, the Emergency Department houses a trauma resuscitation area in addition to rooms designated for:
- treatment and examination
- dental services
- ear, nose and throat treatment
- decontamination shelter
The Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the emergency medicine faculty, all of whom are board certified or residency trained in emergency medicine, and by emergency medicine residents. In the past year, the Emergency Department cared for more than 76,000 patients. Express Care Services provide rapid treatment for minor injuries and sicknesses. The department is supported by air and ground transport. LifeNet provides unparalleled EMS helicopter service.
The Trauma specializes in the treatment of traumatic, critical care injuries 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Georgia Regents Medical Center has the region’s only Level I Trauma Center (highest level), with an emergency helicopter transport team and Emergency Communications Center. The physicians and nurses in the trauma center serve a 13-county region including Augusta. With the helicopter transport, the center also treats trauma patients beyond the 13 counties. The trauma center coordinates care for more than 1,500 trauma victims each year by following them through their hospital stays and coordinating their care after leaving Georgia Regents Medical Center. The center includes a 12-bed shock/trauma intensive care unit and a specialized trauma resuscitation area within the Emergency Department.
Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia is adjacent to the main Emergency Department. The Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the region’s only pediatric tertiary care referral hospital and our physicians include subspecialists in all areas of pediatrics. The department has 13 beds, with two trauma beds. The Pediatric Emergency Department is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine physicians 16 hours per day and has equipment and furniture sized just for children.
The Children’s Hospital of Georgia houses a Level I (highest level) Pediatric Trauma Center, with air and ground transport. The specialized team includes a trauma nurse coordinator, trauma clinical nurse specialist, trauma registrar and one of the most highly trained physician teams in the Southeast. The interdisciplinary team also includes many other health care professionals from pastoral care to pharmacy services. The goal is to provide comprehensive care to ensure the best possible outcomes for trauma victims and their families.
Pediatric Transport Team
The Pediatric Transport Team is comprised of specially trained nurses and respiratory therapists. The team provides transport service all throughout the state, as well as neighboring states, and travels by ground, fixed wing or rotorcraft. When an emergency call is received, the team is mobilized bringing critical care directly to the patient. The patient is stabilized in the outlying location and then brought back to Georgia Regents Medical Center for definitive care. This service is provided for patients from birth to 21 years.
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