Emergency care is a medical specialty regarding the care of illnesses or injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
Every patient and every emergency are treated with respect and care. We realize that the patients we see in emergency care are likely scared and in pain. It is our goal to offer rapid expert care with feeling and compassion.
Providence Medical Center’s ambulance service is certified for both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). The ALS certification requires a crew with a level of training/education that facilitates care of cardiac patients as well as those requiring special support such as medication administration, intravenous (IV) line initiation, and a variety of additional advanced support modalities. According to a 2010 study conducted by Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research, only 18% of Nebraska ambulance services are ALS certified. In an area where most Emergency Medical Service (EMS) response teams are certified as BLS only, this is a very important aspect of the emergency care we provide to the population served by Providence Medical Center.
The Providence Medical Center Emergency Department is designated as a Level IV Trauma Center and serves patients in Northeast Nebraska. All medical staff practicing in the emergency room hold current Advanced Trauma Life (ATLS) certifications and the nursing staff hold current Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) certifications. We also have eCare Emergency Telehealth Services available as an added support to our medical staff in critical situations. Each member of the emergency care staff is dedicated to providing tailored care while carrying out decisive treatment.
In addition to the services we provide our patients, our medical staff also facilitates many important training opportunities to the community and area EMS personnel.
If you have an emergency call 911.