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24 Hour Emergency Services

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) is a Level IV trauma center. We serve everyone within our community and the surrounding region who requires emergency care, as well as visitors from around the world.

The ED maintains 24-hour emergency services that meet the needs of acutely ill patients of all ages, including:

  • Patient assessment and treatment directed by physician orders, hospital and departmental policies, and Emergency Nursing Association (ENA) standards.
  • Patient safety
  • Patient education and discharge planning
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic procedures
  • Medication administration
  • Transfer, if necessary, to the appropriate tertiary care center
  • Stabilization.

Experienced Staff

Care in the ED is provided by board-certified emergency physicians, registered nurses, and EMT/ED techs. Care is supported by on-call physicians, on-call specialists, respiratory therapists, and 24-hour lab and radiology staff. The nursing process, medical model and multidisciplinary approach are used to assess and meet patient care needs.


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