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Anytime you are not comfortable with a medical situation, call 911 (or your local emergency number), go to your nearest emergency room, or call your family physician.
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That is why it is crucial for you to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.
Having a very sick or severely injured child is a parent’s worst nightmare. If it happened to your child, would you know the best way to go about getting treatment? Knowing when to call an ambulance is important.
If you're sick or hurt and want help quickly, it may seem like a good idea to go to the emergency room (ER) for care. You may think of the ER as a source of the most immediate medical attention, but if your situation is not a real emergency, this isn't true.
If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.
Having chest pain? Our team is highly trained in taking care of patients with cardiac symptoms. Yakima Regional’s “door to balloon” time, or the time it takes from when the patient walks through the door until angioplasty is performed, is more than 40 minutes less than the average found by the American Heart Association of 100 minutes. Patients entering the ER with any kind of chest pain are immediately admitted and monitored by an EKG to determine if catheterization is needed.
Yakima Regional has been named an "Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI" by the Society for Chest Pain Centers. This distinction means that we are able to provide a higher level of cardiac care to patients with chest pain. We have the tools and experience to quickly and efficiently diagnose and treat all patients arriving in the ER with cardiac symptoms.
The Fast Track
Yakima Regional’s ER makes every second count, with a “fast track” system where patients who require less acute care can be treated efficiently. Fast Track patients include those who have cold or flu symptoms, sprains, eye infections, small cuts, and other medical problems that are not considered critical.
Yakima Regional’s emergency room also features Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) to help victims of sexual assault. SANE nurses receive special training that can help them deal with the emotional and physical needs of a patient who has been sexually assaulted.
Convenient, Quality Care
All of our Emergency Department physicians are board certified, and we offer bedside registration, which allows patients more privacy and can expedite the ER process. Our renovated ER has been expanded to 21 beds, including 2 trauma rooms and a decontamination room, all featuring bedside computers. All of the equipment in the ER is state-of-the-art, allowing even the most severely injured patients to be stabilized. We are a level III trauma center.