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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.

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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When Does Bleeding Need Emergency Care?

A variety of incidents and medical conditions can cause bleeding externally or internally. Injuries and wounds are obvious sources. Medical conditions that can cause bleeding include hemophilia, leukemia, liver disease, menorrhagia or prolonged menstrual bleeding, thrombocytopenia or low blood platelet count, von Willebrand disease, vitamin K deficiency, brain trauma, colon diverticulosis, lung cancer and acute bronchitis.

When to Seek Immediate Medical Care

If you think you have internal bleeding, get emergency medical help right away. Internal bleeding can become life-threatening very quickly. People with bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and those who take blood thinners should also seek help right away to stop the bleeding. Here are some situations when you should seek medical help:


1. The person is in shock or has a fever

2. Bleeding cannot be controlled even when using pressure or a tourniquet

3. The bleeding was caused by a serious injury

4. The wound may need stitches to stop the bleeding

5. Foreign objects, such as gravel or dirt, are stuck inside the wound and can't be removed easily with gentle cleaning

6. Signs of infection develop, such as increased pain, redness, swelling, pus, yellow or brown fluid, swollen lymph nodes or red streaks spreading from the site toward the heart

7. The injury occurred due to an animal or human bite

8. The person with an injury has not had a tetanus shot in the last 5 to 10 years

Any bleeding that is left untreated could be fatal. Slow blood loss can add up over time and cause major organ injury, or possibly even death. It is important to remember that severe bleeding or bleeding to death can occur without any visible external bleeding, such as ruptured blood vessel aneurysms.

When you have symptoms of any medical condition or if your condition is not life-threatening but you're concerned about your health and well-being, please do not delay medical care. Go to the nearest hospital or call 911. We're here for you.

Sources:
MedlinePlus
Healthline