Emergency Services at Southern Regional
Southern Regional Medical Center's Emergency Department (ED) provides
patients with a high level of care when they need it the most. The ED
treats nearly 80,000 patients a year, making it one of the busiest in
the State of Georgia.
The Emergency Department is designed to handle almost every type of emergent
and critical care situation. Southern Regional's Emergency Department
is equipped with 39 acute beds, all with state-of-the-art bedside monitoring
equipment. The ED treats patients dealing with serious injuries, life-threatening
illnesses, and multiple system organ failures.
The Emergency Department personnel works closely with all service areas
of the hospital, including the
radiology, respiratory therapists, pharmacist, in patient units and other ancillary
departments to provide top quality emergency care. In addition, Southern
Regional's ED works closely with Atlanta area Emergency Response Units,
Police Departments, and Fire Departments to ensure protocols and standards are met.
The department's dedicated physicians are board certified and have
been trained in some of the busiest and best programs in the country,
including those in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New Orleans. The department
has an exceptional staff of nurses, technicians, unit secretaries, and
patient representatives. Our nurses are trained in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac
Life Support), and many have other certifications, such as TNCC (Trauma
Nurse Care Courses), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and NALS
(Neonatal Advanced Life Support).
Since Southern Regional is an
Accredited Chest Pain Center and certified as a
Primary Stroke Center, our heart and vascular team as well as stroke team are always available
to treat life threatening illnesses.