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Overview of Emergency Medicine Department
Emergency Medicine Department at King Hamad University Hospital is a full-service, state-of-the-art facility that is equipped to handle any medical emergency.
We are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients, our students and trainees, and the broader community through excellence in patient care, education, and research.

What We Treat
We have the privilege of caring for over 85,000 patients annually. Our patients represent the full spectrum of the human conditions: a culturally diverse community. From neonates to the elderly with major or minor trauma, to true medical emergencies; we are committed to provide the highest level of care and comfort during their time of greatest need.
Our department provides exceptional depth of coverage 24/7, including:
·  Stroke Care: For patient presenting with symptoms and signs of a stroke through a dedicated stroke team of professionals.
·  Trauma Care: Our expert care can make the difference between life and death. We offer the most advanced emergency care available through dedicated trauma team.
·  Oncological emergencies 
·  Obstetric and Gynecological emergencies
·  Orthopedic emergencies
·  Pediatric emergencies
·  Fast track area which allow patients with less critical emergencies to be seen in a timely way

What to Expect at the Emergency Department?
Diagnosis at the Emergency Medicine Department
All patients arriving at the EMD are met by a registered nurse who will triage the patients first. The EMD use the Manchester Triage Scale which is a system that sorts the patients according to their priority Based on the clinical presentation, focused subjective and objective assessment

Diagnosis at the Emergency Medicine Department

All patients arriving at the EMD are met by a registered nurse who will triage the patients first. The EMD use the Manchester Triage Scale which is a system that sorts the patients according to their priority Based on the clinical presentation, focused subjective and objective assessment

 LEVEL OF PRIORITY

 COLOUR

 SAFETY MINUTES UNTIL 

FIRST MEDICAL

EXAMINATION

IMMEDIATE 

 RED

 IMMEDIATELY

 VERY URGENT

 ORANGE

Up to 10 MINUTES 

 URGENT

 YELLOW

Up to 60 MINUTES 

 STANDARD

 GREEN

 Up to 120 MINUTES

 NON-URGENT

 BLUE

 Up to 240 MINUTES


Treatment at the Emergency Department
After registration, patients are guided to a treatment area where an Emergency Medicine physician evaluates their condition. Some patients may require additional evaluation, such as blood work or imaging studies. After the evaluation is complete, the treatment team will discuss the appropriate next step with the patient. This may mean that the patient is discharged home, referred to the clinic, admitted to the hospital, or transferred to another facility.

The EMD team ensures that patients are provided with all the information they need to follow the recommended treatment plan. Nurses work with each patient to carefully review all medical instructions. They also explain when to return for follow-up care and in what situations the patient should return to the Department.
 
To help make the transition home as smooth as possible, pharmacy services are available within the department 24 hours a day. The on-site pharmacist can provide clarification on questions about prescription medications to be taken at home.