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The Emergency Room (ER) at Saint Vincent Hospital provides you with access to nationally renowned experts in emergency medicine, toxicology, cardiac problems, trauma, and more when you need them most. At the Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Room, you’ll find:

  • Patient procedures designed to make sure you see a doctor as quickly as possible
  • Expert emergency room doctors and highly skilled nurses providing specialized emergency care and triage
  • A fully equipped department that treats more than 60,000 patients each year

We work with doctors from Associated Physicians of Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to staff our emergency room. With these experts on hand, Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to be able to offer some of the region’s top emergency care.

The Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Room is designed for us to provide prompt, personalized care. Our facilities are fully equipped with 38 beds and specialized treatment rooms for resuscitation, eye, ear, nose and throat problems, orthopedic injuries, obstetrical and cardiac emergencies. If you’re in need of further care, Saint Vincent Hospital is able to admit you for treatment or direct you to specialized medicine at the hospital.

Door-to-Doctor Procedures

In order to ensure you see a doctor as soon as possible, our Emergency Room uses a “Door-to-Doctor” procedure for quick, effective treatment for every patient who comes through our doors. When you arrive, you’ll be seen by a triage nurse who will evaluate your condition and place you in a priority queue based on the severity of your symptoms. This order may change as new patients with more severe symptoms arrive at the emergency room. If your condition changes while you wait, please let the nurse know.

Depending on your condition, you may be sent to the emergency room to be seen by a doctor or asked to wait until an exam room is available. For mildly ill patients, we offer a Rapid Medical Evaluation service from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. This service is staffed by a physician and/or a physician assistant who evaluates your condition and provides treatment instruction, helping to have you in and out of the ER within 30 minutes.

After being seen by an emergency room doctor, you’ll either be sent home with instructions or referred to a consulting doctor or specialist who will decide if you should be admitted to the hospital.

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Celebrate Safely: 12 Fireworks Safety Tips

When you think "fireworks and the 4th of July," think fireworks safety. While fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are dangerous to play with. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause severe injuries to eyes and skin. Even sparklers and firecrackers send thousands to the emergency room each year. Here are 12 fireworks safety tips:

  1. Use fireworks outdoors only.
  2. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, don’t use them.
  3. Only adults should be allowed to light fireworks of any type. Never allow young children to play with fireworks, and supervise older children with sparklers closely. Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt some metals.
  4. Always have water handy (a hose or bucket). Douse used fireworks with plenty of water before discarding.
  5. Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
  6. Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  7. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter, and the shooter should wear safety glasses. Light fireworks one at a time, and then step back.
  8. Don’t ever place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device.
  9. Don’t point or throw fireworks at another person – no horsing around.
  10. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
  11. Do not ever use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.
  12. Don’t buy fireworks packaged in brown paper because this could be a sign that the fireworks are for professional displays and could be dangerous for consumers.

Fireworks Safety Facts

The numbers tell the story when it comes to the importance of fireworks safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

  • Approximately 7,600 of the 11,100 fireworks-related injuries in 2016 happened during the one-month period that includes the 4th of July.
  • Thirty-three percent of fireworks injuries were to the hands and fingers.
  • Sixty-nine percent of injuries were burns, which affect all parts of the body, except the eyes.
  • Forty-seven percent of firecracker injuries were associated with small firecrackers.
  • Thirty-nine percent of emergency department-treated injuries were for individuals under the age of 20.

The best way to prevent injuries from fireworks is to leave the show to the experts. Whatever you do, stay safe and have fun!