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Albumin Human Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

ALBUMIN (al BYOO min) is used to treat or prevent shock following serious injury, bleeding, surgery, or burns by increasing the volume of blood plasma. This medicine can also replace low blood protein.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • anemia

  • heart disease

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in heartbeat

  • fever, chills

  • pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

  • signs of viral infection including fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose followed in about 2 weeks by a rash and joint pain

  • tightness in the chest

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased salivation

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.


Albumin Human, Albumin, Aggregated Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

ALBUMIN (al BYOO min) is used to treat or prevent shock following serious injury, bleeding, surgery, or burns by increasing the volume of blood plasma. This medicine can also replace low blood protein.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • anemia

  • heart disease

  • kidney disease

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to albumin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health-care professional in a hospital or clinic.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected.

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be closely monitored while you receive this medicine.

Some products are derived from human plasma, and there is a small risk that these products may contain certain types of virus or bacteria. All products are processed to kill most viruses and bacteria. If you have questions concerning the risk of infections, discuss them with your doctor or health care professional.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • changes in heartbeat

  • fever, chills

  • pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

  • signs of viral infection including fever, drowsiness, chills, runny nose followed in about 2 weeks by a rash and joint pain

  • tightness in the chest

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • increased salivation

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This does not apply. You will not be given this medicine to store at home.


Welcome to the Broward Health Imperial Point's NEW Emergency Department

Imperial Point Medical Center Emergency Department LobbyThe Emergency Department opened its doors January 3, 2010. This modern facility boasts 20 treatment rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology as well as some of the luxuries of home. The department also features a Primary Stroke Center certified by the Joint Commission, behavioral health treatment area, designated critical care treatment room and family waiting area.

About Our Staff

The Emergency Department is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, registered nurses, and a team of multidisciplinary specialists who care for emergencies 24 hours every day.

Specialists on call include:

  • General Medicine/Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Gynecology
  • Thoracic/Vascular Surgery
  • ENT
  • Dentistry
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology 

 

Emergency Department Process

It is important that our most critically ill patients are treated first. A triage nurse will assess your medical need and assign a priority based on national standards. The nurse will monitor you while you are in the waiting room. Please do not eat or drink unless it has been cleared by the nurse.

When a bed is available you will be examined by a physician. The physician may order tests, which will affect the length of time you need to remain in the Emergency Department. If you need anything or have any questions please consult the nurse assigned to you. Once all tests are completed and reviewed, the physician will decide whether you require hospital admission or can be discharged home.

Visitor/Family Information

The staff will make every attempt to keep you and your family informed throughout your visit. Due to limited space, and to protect the privacy of all patients, please adhere to the visitation policy of one visitor at a time. During extreme emergencies, all visitors may be asked to wait in the waiting room.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will I be given a name of a follow-up physician?
A. You will be given the name of a physician from our staff or be directed to a Broward Health facility. If you have an HMO plan, contact your primary care physician for further care. If you are here for a work related injury contact your employer for follow up with their workman's compensation provider. If you need a physician referral, contact the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

Q. Can I get copies of my medical records?
A. You may obtain a copy from the Health Information Management department after signing a release. For more information, call 954-776-8560.

Q. How do I get copies of my x-rays?
A. You may obtain a copy from the radiology department by calling 954-776-8750.

Q. Can I get a school or work release?
A. Your nurse will give you a note for missed time, including today's visit and any additional days that the physician feels you need to rest. For extended time, obtain a note from your primary care physician.

Q. Where can I get my prescriptions filled?
A. Prescriptions can be filled at any local pharmacy.

Q. I don't have any insurance, will you still treat me?
A. Yes, financial counselors are available upon request to assist you with your financial concerns.

Q. If I've been waiting a long time, can I leave the Emergency Department?
A. You have the legal right to do this, however we strongly discourage it. This could be a serious, life-threatening decision that you shouldn't make out of frustration. If you still want to leave, please notify the Triage Nurse who will give you a "Refusal of Treatment" form to sign.

If you have any concerns or questions during your stay, do not hesitate to contact your nurse or physician.

Need a doctor? Call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

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