EMERGENCY CARE

The hospital’s emergency department receives patients who are ill or injured 24/7. They are care for by emergency room doctors who are sufficiently capable to make quick and efficient decisions.

 

Benefits of the Department

 

The emergency department was renovated in January 2002. Its architecture allows work to be performed under optimal conditions, and its strategic positioning close to the radiology department, the scanner, the intensive care unit and the cardiac catheterization laboratory reinforces the efficiency its operations. The department has just inaugurated a triage room and an isolation chamber to ensure a higher level of care. The welcome received there is respectful and humanitarian, the ambiance familial and warm and the care administered to each patient is of a quality that is in line with international norms for aseptic and hygiene standards.

 

The Team

 

An expert and efficient team of nurses qualified in psychology and reanimation head up the department. The team has followed training by simulation in case of a natural catastrophe with the help of experts from the French and Lebanese state. In 2011, the nursing staff undertook training in cardiopulmonary reanimation and immediate care given by the American Heart Association. 

 

This team is made up of residents, interns, nurses, nursing aides and a medico-technical team that ensures the smooth running of the department twenty four hours a day.

 

Procedure

 

A nurse welcomes the patients and orients them. The nurse gathers patient information, be they sick or injured, and passes it to the treatment team. After triage, patients are redirected towards the different units of the emergency department: medical, surgical, orthopedic, pediatric, multi-purpose, reanimation and isolation.

 

The nurse then examines the vital signs of the patient, and the installation of oxygen provision or cardiac monitors. If required, the nurse can call upon an intern or reanimation specialist in case of cardiac or respiratory distress.

 

Medical care is then provided by the intern and the on call resident who, after questioning the patient and performing a clinical examination, will form an assumptive diagnosis or a differential diagnosis and start whatever treatment is considered necessary in such a case.

Once first aid has been administered, patients will be processes in one of four  ways:

 

1-They will be sent home with or without treatment

2-They will be transferred to the intensive care unit

3-They will be transferred to the floor

4-They will be transferred to another hospital due to a lack of space or upon the patient’s or their family’s request

 

 

Tel.: +961 8 82 30 55 ext. 1205