Many nontraumatic situations or conditions may occur and need to be handled properly.
Examples of medical situations and conditions that warrant immediate medical attention.
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information.
Here are some tips from the American College of Emergency Physicians that all members of your household should know.
In the interest of protecting yourself, it's best to learn about emergency medicine before you find yourself in an ER.
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. That’s why we’re here....every day, 24 hours a day. Central Mississippi Medical Center’s emergency room doctors, nurses, and other health care staff are available around the clock, every day to care for you and your loved ones. Our staff can provide care for everything from minor cuts and broken bones to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke. That care features:
- Multi-functional treatment rooms for patients with varied conditions, including two designated trauma rooms
- A dynamic ER design focused on providing a better experience for patients and visitors
- Qualified, dedicated health care professionals committed to high standards of care
- A continued commitment to keep wait times to a minimum
ER Extra offers a better experience for patients
Through our ER Extra program, we work hard to make sure every patient and their family receives care a timely, comfortable and efficient manner.
Fast Track is a service offered by CMMC’s ER designed to dramatically expedite care of minor emergency cases. Dedicated beds in this unit equate to less time to wait when you’re uncomfortable and need care first. Fast Track is staffed by nurse practitioners and registered nurses and is available for cases ranging from sprains, strains and simple fractures to earaches, insect bites, back pain and lacerations. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., seven days a week.
To contact our ER Extra Emergency Department:
Emergency Room Registration: (601) 376-2110 ext. 2111
Emergency Room: (601) 376-2944 or (601) 376-2945
You can visit the home page of our website to see our current ER wait times.
About ER Extra
Some of the area's most experienced physicians and nurses provide emergency care to our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week at CMMC's emergency room through our exclusive ER Extra™ initiative. All of our physicians and nurses have been specially trained to provide skilled, professional care in an emergency setting. In addition, our nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Stroke Care. Our emergency department has two distinct areas of treatment -- one for your minor emergencies and the other for your major health care emergencies.
What's ER Extra?
We are the community’s exclusive provider of ER Extra™, a new approach to the emergency room experience, designed to give you extra fast, extra easy and extra great care.
By the time you enter our emergency room, every minute – every second – seems like forever. That’s why the clock starts ticking the moment your name enters our system at the registration desk. In general, initial assessments take place within 15 minutes of arrival. Patients with non-life threatening conditions can expect to be evaluated, treated and discharged to their home in typically less than two hours. To deliver the fastest quality care possible, the emergency room has a computerized tracking system that records every second you spend there. This data is constantly reviewed by your treatment team to streamline processes and speed up the time it takes to deliver care. The result is that you see a member of the clinical team sooner, so treatment can begin quicker.
Doctors and highly trained staff are by your side throughout your visit. They are there to explain your diagnosis and how it will be treated, as well as discuss any follow up care you may need.
Extra great care
The best care results from excellent customer service and friendly staff members. Consistently, our team has ranked as a Top Performer relative to patient satisfaction. We are committed to treating you with outstanding care and compassion.