Blog

July 23, 2018

Women’s Emergency Room: 10 Tips

Women’s Emergency Room: 10 Tips

The provision of direct clinical primary care for women is essential for resolving, acute obstetric and gynecological problems. It is also vital for the care of newborns with a range of neonatal conditions. However, just like other emergency room,  women’s ER is also structured and staffed to ensure that patients are attended to quickly and in a timely manner, according to the severity of the conditions. In this article,  FrontLine ER provides 10 Tips about Women’s ER that every woman should know.

Why are Women’s Emergency Rooms Essential?

A women’s emergency room is designed to immediately assess and intervene for women presenting issues related to maternity and women’s health. For example, special attention can be given to issues such as bleeding during early pregnancy, pelvic pain, breast conditions and abnormal vaginal bleeding.

This means that if you are presenting with conditions that can be resolved in any other ER, then you should probably visit there first. While treatment can be provided in any ER, it is easier to receive faster treatment if you are at the top of the list with issues that are specific to the Women’s ER.

Triage

When you walk into a Women’s ER, FrontLine ER, or any other emergency department, you have to go through triage. This is a brief procedure where a nurse listens to all your symptoms and performs a brief examination in order to ascertain the nature and severity of your condition. The nurse conducts the triage to ensure that you receive appropriate medical attention, and also to make sure that critical conditions are attended to first. This means that you will not receive treatment in order of arrival, but according to the severity of your condition.

Clinical Inclusion

A Women’s ER caters for the following:

Women presenting with acute obstetric and emergency gynecological problems.

Neonates (a newborn child) delivered at the Women’s ER or presenting problems below two-weeks of age. Care is also provided for those up to 28 weeks old if the neonate has been in an Intensive Care Unit, or a Special Care Nursery.

It is important to remember that if you are not presenting with a condition related to obstetrics and gynecology, then you will be redirected to FrontLine ER or a hospital for more appropriate treatment.

Seeing the Doctor

After the completion of registration details, you will see a doctor in a cubicle. The doctor will conduct a full assessment and an examination. Further treatment will depend on your results. However, if the ER cannot deal with your present condition, then you may be transferred to a hospital for better treatment.

Discharge

Once treated, you will be discharged. You may receive instructions about on-going care, the results and when to see your local doctor. If a referral is made, notification will be made to that department in preparation for your arrival. Having company during your discharge is advisable, to ensure that any paperwork to be filed and signed is done correctly. If a transfer is done outside the postcode area where the Women’s ER is located, then proper notification should be given to the other facility in anticipation of your arrival.

A Women’s ER is specialized to treat the following:

Acute Obstetric And Gynecological Problems

An obstetric complication can be defined as an acute condition that arises from a matter arising from a direct cause of maternal death such as hemorrhage, obstructed labor, complications due to abortion, postpartum sepsis, ectopic pregnancy or a ruptured uterus.

Assessment And Treatment Of Neonates

This kind of treatment is restricted to neonates delivered at the Women’s and those within two weeks of birth. The problems among newborns are diverse, and for this reason, the Women’s ER is dedicated towards their treatment.

Treatment And Support Of Sexually Assaulted Women

Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and sometimes, women are victims of sexual assault. If you are faced with such a situation, visit the Women’s ER for specialized care. Fortunately, because it is a women’s facility, you are assured that the treatment you receive is specifically tailored to always meet your needs.

Early Pregnancy Assessment Service

This is the coordinated and specialized care of women experiencing bleeding during early pregnancy. Unfortunately, pregnancy can be unpredictable, and bleeding can occur at any minute. If you are early in your pregnancy and are experiencing pain and bleeding, rush to the nearest Women’s Emergency ER. Sometimes, women have normal spotting early in their pregnancy early in their pregnancy, but this should not be confused with bleeding. It is always wise to visit the ER to ensure that you and your pregnancy are safe.

Gynecological Care

Gynecological care is a wide range of services that are mainly aimed at helping women with reproductive-related health issues. Some women may be uncomfortable to walk into other ER’s for contraceptive help, pelvic and vaginal infections or pelvic pain. However, in a Women’s ER, you can freely ask for help.

However, if you are faced with different situations that are unrelated to the issues above, walk into FrontLine ER   for treatment. We will ensure that you receive proper treatment, and if you need a transfer to a Women’s ER, we will ensure it happens.

Emergency Care, Emergency Room