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Emergency Medicine

Longmont United Hospital’s Emergency Department is a Level III trauma center which can provide emergency resuscitation, intensive care, and surgery for many trauma patients. Patients with exceptionally severe injuries are transferred by helicopter or ambulance to hospitals that are a Level I or II trauma center. Our emergency department capacity is approximately 45,000 patients each year.

Stroke Care

Longmont United Hospital’s stroke program utilizes the best neurologists with advanced technologies. Our neurologist, a physician from Blue Sky Neurology, will be available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to care for patients in the Hospital and for emergency visits. Blue Sky Neurology, providing neurology services to many hospitals along the Front Range, will be available 24/7 through Remote Presence Robotics.

Remote Presence Robotics is a telemedicine technology that includes a camera with a microphone for live two-way audio and video and a computer, on a wheeled cart for rolling into the patient’s room. When needed, a stroke specialist from Blue Sky Neurology will connect to Remote Presence Robotics, via the internet, and instantly view the patient at the bedside, much like video conferencing. This allows interaction with the patient, family members and clinical staff in the room. The stroke specialist can also control (and zoom) the camera to get closer to the patient for further diagnosis while accessing remote medical devices like electronic stethoscopes, otoscopes and monitoring., telemedicine technology.

Testing, testing, testing

Depending on your health concern, you may need to have laboratory tests, X-rays or even a CT scan to determine your immediate health condition. We are able to perform some diagnostic tests from your bedside and retrieve the results within ten minutes. Diagnostic tests typically performed are blood, glucose, and cardio.

Within the emergency department, CT scan and Digital Radiology reside which will speed the process of diagnosing your health concern. If you need a special x-ray, you will need to be moved/transported from the Emergency Department to the radiology area. Completing the exam may take several hours.

A two-suite cardiac catheterization lab is accessible for diagnosis and intervention 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When you arrive

A medical professional will listen to your health concern in a triage room to direct the appropriate level of care based on the severity of your illness or injury. Once admitted into the treatment area, an emergency nurse or physician assistant will be the primary person to keep you informed about your care.

In order to care for you more effectively, the Emergency Department staff may call the doctor who is most familiar with your health or a consultant for unique health concerns. Response from these doctors may take up to one hour. In the meantime, your emergency nurse will keep you informed of your status as frequently as possible.

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If you have a question

Ask. No matter what it is, it is important for you to know what is going on with your care and to learn about your health. After all, you are the most important member of the team and you need to be involved in any decisions about your illness or injury.

Patient Advocacy in the Emergency Department

Longmont United Hospital is committed to making sure each patient, and their family, has access to a patient advocate. An advocate is someone a patient trusts, who is willing to act on behalf of the patient, and who can work well with other members of the healthcare team such as the doctors and nurses. An advocate is a supporter, believer or spokesperson for the patient and their family.

At Longmont United Hospital, patient advocates are called patient representatives.

How to Speak With a Patient Representative
Ask the nurse, or any other member of the healthcare team, to call the Volunteer or Shift Manager Office. A request for a visit from a Patient Representative will be made promptly. Patient representative office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For evenings and weekends, the Shift Manager is contacted to visit the patient.

What to Expect from a Patient Representative Visit
During the course of the day, there are three to five patient representatives available to meet a patient’s request. The patient representative will listen and report to Patient Care Services. Patient Care Services assures patients receive excellent care 24/7. Patient Care Services will respond to the needs of the patient or their family.

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