Emergency medicine is the specialty that deals with critical health and accident cases, where immediate treatment can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Heart attack, drug overdoses and punctured lungs are all examples that require immediate care.
Because there are so many types of emergency cases, so many levels of severity and often more patients than can be seen immediately, a practice called triage is a necessary first step to appropriately administering care. As patients enter emergency rooms, a triage nurse assesses and ranks the severity of each injury. Each case is then treated in descending order of severity from the most life-threatening to the least.
With a busy emergency room servicing the community, Roger Williams Medical Center is equipped to handle diverse cases through use of the latest emergency room equipment and techniques.
You can contact Emergency Services at 401-456-2121.