Acute Care Units: Expert Care in an Emergency

Feb 22, 2024 | Services | 0 comments

Acute care units are a central — and essential — function of our medical system. They provide immediate relief and recovery from many of life’s unanticipated medical challenges. 

At East Adams Rural Healthcare, our acute care unit is a pillar of hope and healing in our community, fully equipped to help local residents handle the unexpected. It’s very helpful for the average citizen to understand the key aspects of acute care units and their indispensable role in delivering timely, compassionate care to those in urgent need.

Inside East Adams Rural Healthcare’s Acute Care Unit

At the core of emergency healthcare, acute care units are specialized wards within hospitals that focus on treating patients dealing with sudden and/or severe health issues. These units are the front lines where trained medical professionals employ state-of-the-art technology to provide life-saving treatments. 

Acute care units address a wide range of medical emergencies with precision and urgency, whether it’s a critical injury or a sudden illness. Here at EARH, we provide:

Immediate Medical Intervention

Our acute care unit is designed for rapid response, ensuring that patients receive the care they need as quickly as possible.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our facility is equipped with many of the latest advancements in medical technology, enhancing our capability to diagnose conditions accurately.

A Team of Specialists

Our unit employs a multidisciplinary team of healthcare experts, each bringing experience and knowledge to the complex needs of our patients.

When to Visit an Acute Care Unit

Many people aren’t sure when to make an appointment with their regular doctor or when to head to the hospital. Here are the most common reasons people visit an acute care unit: 

  • Chest pain
  • Sudden difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Sudden and severe pain
  • Confusion or altered mental state
  • Seizures
  • Severe allergic reaction 
  • Broken bones
  • Severe cuts or wounds
  • Head injuries 
  • Severe burns 
  • Severe abdominal pain 
  • Vomiting blood
  • Fever with a rash 
  • Sudden loss of vision or hearing 
  • Pregnancy complications (any pain, bleeding, or other unusual symptoms)

The Acute Care Unit at East Adams Rural Healthcare

When the unexpected happens, acute care units are ready and equipped to provide expert, compassionate care right away. At East Adams Rural Healthcare, we’re committed to excellence in every level of medical care and supporting our community. 

You can count on the staff at EARH to give our patients:

  • Specialized, timely care for emergencies
  • Advanced resources and dedicated professionals
  • A reliable first step in your healthcare journey
  • Caring staff who put your well-being first

To learn more about how our acute care unit provides critical support in times of urgent need, visit the Acute Care page on our site. Trust East Adams Rural Healthcare to be your ally in health, offering comprehensive care and support every step of the way.