Expert emergency care, 24/7
The Emergency Department at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is equipped to handle a full range of emergencies 24 hours a day. The center is designated as a South Carolina Level III Trauma Center by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients.
Our highly trained Trauma Surgeons are available 24 hours a day. We have emergency CT scan capability as well as a full range of emergency radiological evaluation measures available to aid in the diagnosis of trauma injuries. We also offer great orthopedic care.
We have been designated a Primary Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. We have state-of-the-art electrocardiographic monitoring and specially designed resuscitation rooms for cardiac and trauma related emergencies. We are also implementing a new program to receive lifesaving EKG data from our regional EMS providers so that we can rapidly diagnose and treat life-threatening conditions such as myocardial infarctions (heart attacks).
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center offers stroke care in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina.
We feature a highly skilled and well-trained emergency staff of nurses and physicians who are certified in a number of emergency care courses such as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and the Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum (TNCC) from the Emergency Nurses Association.
You should go to the Emergency Department if you feel you have any condition that requires immediate medical attention, including:
- difficulty breathing
- change in mental status such as unusual behavior, confusion or difficulty walking or talking
- chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure, fainting
- sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- sudden, severe pain anywhere in your body
- severe or persistent vomiting
- coughing or vomiting blood
- severe bleeding
- broken bones
- trauma or injury to the head