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Emergency Department

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Emergency Department

LifeCare Medical Center’s Emergency Department physicians and nurses are trained in multiple emergency protocols, equipping them to skillfully and efficiently handle unexpected and critical circumstances. They acquire a comprehensive base of knowledge as well as advanced procedural skills, including: procedural skills, trauma care, advanced cardiac support, advanced stroke support and advanced airway management, etc.

LifeCare Medical Center is a Level IV Trauma Center and an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital, designated by the Minnesota Department of Health.

What is a Level IV Trauma Center? Among other criteria, this means LifeCare Medical Center has:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians and nurses
  • Nurses have Trauma Nursing Core Course certification
  • Providers also have Trauma certification(s)
  • Trauma Surgeon on staff
  • Prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists
  • Demonstrates ability to provide prompt assessment, resuscitation, surgery, intensive care and stabilization of patients in emergency situations
  • Current transfer agreements with Level 1 and level 2 trauma centers for patients requiring more comprehensive care
  • Provides comprehensive quality assessments and strives service excellence
  • Provides safe quality care for our rural community and assists other community hospitals when called upon
  • Continuing education for our trauma team
  • Connections and continuing education through WESTAC and the MN State Trauma Program
  • Involvement in prevention efforts and outreach programs in the community.

What is an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital?

  • This designation from the MN DOH means that LCMC has been certified in providing emergent stroke care.
  • LCMC currently has 4 Advanced Stroke Life Support staff. (3 nurses and 1 paramedic)
    • First in the State of MN to achieve this
      LCMC has transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a primary or comprehensive stroke center.
  • Tele stroke available 24/7- this allows ER providers to have video chat access with Stroke Neurologists and Neurologists at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention involves an assessment by a Registered Nurse and a Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Afterward, an exam by a trained member of the Roseau County Crisis Response Team and/or referral to a specialist in behavioral health may be done.

Convenience Care Hours:

Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Holiday hours to vary. Call with questions.

Always call 911 in an emergency situation!

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