Broward Health Imperial Point
Emergency Services

Emergency Services

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What Do You Know About Burns?

Burns can occur anytime of year, but the summertime can hold special hazards because many of us are outdoors doing yard work, grilling, or boating. Learn more about burns by taking the following quiz.

1. Which of these facts is true about burns?
2. What are the main causes of death among people who initially survive a severe burn?
3. Which of these population groups has the highest risk for burns?
4. Burns are classified by degrees from first to third. Which of these describes a third-degree burn?
5. You should seek medical help immediately if a second-degree (partial thickness) burn is larger than 3 inches in diameter, or if the burn is located on certain areas of the body. Which parts of the body can be critical?
6. Electrical burns can be caused by household current, certain batteries, and lightning. What should be done first after a person experiences an electrical burn?
7. In the case of a chemical burn to the skin, how should the affected area be treated?
8. How should the eye be treated if a chemical splashes into it?
9. Which is a common cause of a gasoline burn?

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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