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The Floyd County Medical Center Level IV Trauma Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year and ready to serve you. Emergency Department Nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). Along with the Emergency Department physician, we are able to care for the critically ill geriatric, adult, pediatric, and neonatal patient.

Coming to the Emergency Department can be frightening. Here is who you can expect to meet on your journey with us!

When to go to the ER

Check In staff:

  • The first person you will see.
  • They will obtain your reason for visit, name and DOB and get you initially in our computer system. You may see them again after the physician exam or at discharge when they collect your insurance information.
  • They will contact the emergency nurse. Please be aware, all patients are given a triage status and patients with higher acuity or critical needs may be seen before you. You are important to us and we will meet your needs in a timely manner.

Emergency Department Nurse:

  • Obtains an initial assessment including your reason for visit, medical history, allergies, medications, and full set of vital signs. We do not have access to your family physician’s clinic records so bringing your medications and any pertinent information with you can be very helpful to assist us with your care.
  • Contacts emergency department physician.
  • Responsible for your care while you are in the emergency department.

Emergency Department Physician:

  • Performs medical screening exam (MSE) and is responsible for your care while you are in the emergency department.
  • Decides what tests or consults should be ordered.
  • Decides on your disposition from the emergency department (discharge home, admission, or transfer)

Other Staff or Services you may see on your ED journey:

  • Radiology, Laboratory, and Surgical staff
  • Orthopedic surgeon
  • General/trauma surgeon
  • Telemedicine services with a face to face consult done via computer (mental health/substance abuse/stroke patients)

You will be involved in your emergency department journey from start to finish. Our goal is to provide quality patient care close to home. We have very qualified, experienced staff ready to care for your emergency.

For Emergencies, dial 911

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222 or www.iowapoison.com

For all other concerns dial 641-257-4321 to speak to a nurse.

Our Emergency Department entrance is located on the corner of 13th Street and South Main.

IT’S THE LAW!

IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR ARE IN LABOR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE,

Within the capabilities of this hospital’s staff and facilities:

  • An appropriate MEDICAL SCREENING EXAMINATION
  • Necessary STABILIZING TREATMENT (including treatment for an unborn child) and if necessary
  • An appropriate TRANSFER to another facility, even if

YOU CANNOT PAY or
DO NOT HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE or
YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO MEDICARE OR MEDICAID

This hospital DOES participate in the Medicaid program

Things to Know about the ER