What To Expect During Your Visit
Arrival: Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department is staffed with licensed personnel and a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to be your first choice in community healthcare.
Triage: Your medical condition will be assessed, and your medical record is initiated shortly after arrival. The triage nurse will record your vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, respirations, and temperature). He/She will also assess your pain level, obtain a brief history of your current and past medical problems, medications, and allergies.
Registration: The clerk will ask for your up-to-date information either at the desk next to the triage area or at the bedside. You will then be taken to an exam room or waiting area until a room is available, based on the severity of your case.
Assessment: The nurse will obtain more detailed information from you and build upon the assessment that was started in the triage area.
Medical Screening Examination: A physician will perform an examination and determine the status of your emergency and provide the appropriate treatment based on his findings. This may include blood analysis, X-ray, ECG, or other diagnostic tests, medications, and/or transfer as needed.
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