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At Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center our Emergency Room (ER) team is staffed 24/7 with emergency physicians, nurses and staff who are trained in providing emergency care. Our team combines advanced training with compassionate service to be ready for you or your family when you need it the most.
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What to Expect in our ER
As a patient, you will be cared for by staff trained to respond to any type of medical emergency. We understand a visit to the ER can be a very stressful time; therefore, you should expect us to communicate with you and guide you through your situation. You should always ask questions if you do not understand.
Quality Emergency Care
The national recognition we've earned demonstrates our staff's commitment to providing the highest quality of care including:
Carolina Pines is a Chest Pain Accredited Facility. We have received our accreditation from the American College of Cardiology. We have the capabilities for EMS to transmit EKG's to our Emergency Department from the field. This ability helps us to be able to diagnose and treat life threatening cardiac conditions more quickly, such as a heart attack.
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Carolina Pines is also a Level III Trauma Designation Center which means that we have demonstrated an ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of injured patients and emergency operations.
Elements of Level III Trauma Centers Include:
- 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and the prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists.
- Incorporates a comprehensive quality assessment program
- Offers continued education of the nursing and allied health personnel or the trauma team.
- Involved with prevention efforts and must have an active outreach program for its referring communities.
Primary Stroke Center
In addition to being deemed a Chest Pain Center and Level III Trauma Center, Carolina Pines is also a Primary Stroke Center. This means that our team has achieved a higher level of expertise to care for stroke patients. To us, it's an important accomplishment. To stroke patients and their families, it's assurance that the right care will be right here when they need it.
MUSC Telestroke Network
Every second counts – especially when it comes to stroke care. Our emergency department has partnered with the MUSC TeleStroke Network to provide fast, real time access to MUSC’s nationally recognized team of neurologists and stroke care specialists via real-time, telemedicine-based technology.
When a patient showing signs and symptoms of a stroke enters the emergency room, neurology specialists at MUSC can communicate with Carolina Pines’ emergency room team, examine the patient, review imaging reports, confirm a diagnosis and provide recommendations for treatment, just as if they were at the bedside. The technology uses a computer and web cam, which assists in providing a thorough examination with the most immediate and best treatment plan for the patient. This virtual network has proven to provide superior quality through better access to therapy and improved patient outcomes.
Recognize the symptoms
Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. Timely treatment is crucial.