What can I expect to happen when I get to the emergency department?
On arrival at the emergency department, you will be immediately taken back to a bed if one is available. If no beds are available the moment you arrive, you will be triaged and taken back into the emergency department when a bed becomes available. In triage, a nurse will ask questions about your illness, get a medical history and complete a basic exam. The triage process allows us to see patients in order of their “severity score” so that those in need of more urgent care will have priority over those with less severe illnesses.