At Altus Emergency Center, our observation units provide the best care in Lumberton. Observation rooms or units are also called clinical decision units, that have been developed for a way to keep caring or evaluating our patients who don’t fit inpatient status; but might need more monitoring before they must leave the ER or whether they would be admitted to the hospital.
The way the units are designed helps streamline the process with dedicated beds and staff to follow the guidelines on discharge, clinical responsibility, and guidelines on the maximum length of stay.
When a patient might be going to be admitted to an observation program in 77657, which might also include patients with chest pain that there is no obvious source but also has the possibility of developing into a full-blown heart attack. Typically, if a patient like this is observed, he/she will be placed on a cardiac monitor and have serial blood drawn, and they may even go through cardiac stress testing, no treatment would be provided unless the patient could be deemed to have a condition that would determine inpatient status.
Our mission here at Altus Emergency Center in Lumberton is to continuously expedite and improve managing patients with the types of medical conditions that require treatment and observation which may receive care that will be completed in less than 24 hours.
Many patients admitted to Altus Emergency Center in Lumberton get admitted with the chief complaint of having acute chest pain and have been considered as low risk for (ACS) Acute Coronary Syndrome. It is routine to place them in observation to rule out a myocardial infarction.
Some of the other common diagnoses that are watched in the Altus Emergency Center in Lumberton are faintings, falls, asthma, urinary tract infections, skin infections, chest pain, congestive heart failure, and abdominal pain to name a few.
At Altus Emergency Center, we are open around the clock, 7 days each week, and 365 days a year. We are staffed by advanced practice practitioners, physicians who are board certified and specialize in observation medicine. There are emergency medicine attending doctors who cover the entire unit around the clock and stay available for consults as they are needed.