A trip to the emergency room may be a time of anxiety and panic, especially when it is your first visit. Should an emergency situation arise, please seek the medical expertise that is available at a hospital's emergency room.
Kuakini Medical Center's emergency services department includes observation and specialized treatment rooms for cases involving trauma, cardiac, orthopedic, ear, eye, nose and throat problems. The rooms are equipped with various life-saving machines, medicines, special trauma stretchers and even an incubator.
Whether the emergency is a car accident, household accident, heart attack or an infection, a qualified staff which includes an emergency medical physician is always available to help, 24 hours each day of the year. Specialty physicians are also available on-call.
After treatment, patients who may need home care information receive instructions on follow-up care - what to do after leaving the hospital.
At times the quickest way to get a patient to a hospital or to reach an injured person may be by air. Emergency cases can be transported directly to Kuakini by helicopter; a helipad is located on Kuakini's campus.
Kuakini's emergency room is equipped and ready to provide professional emergency room care when you need it.
When someone needs immediate medical care, you may be the only one around who can assist the victim. Time is crucial. By knowing what to do and what not to do when an emergency occurs, you may be a life saver.
If you don't know how to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR, you should learn these procedures as soon as you can.
Keep a file or small notebook with important medical information about family members in an easily accessible drawer or area in case it is ever needed. Let others in your family know where the information is kept. Bring it with you to the emergency department.
Share this with your family and friends. Prompt emergency care may mean the difference between life and death for someone you know.
(This information should not replace professional medical assistance. It is provided to inform and help you in an emergency situation while awaiting an ambulance or the fire/rescue team).