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CENTERS AND DEPARTMENTS

ER MEDICINE
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The emergency department at CMC is a state-of-the-art 8 beds department which provided compassionate and dignified medical care to all people seeking emergency medical attention. The department is fully equipped and staffed with board-certified physicians and registered nurses specifically trained to handle all kind of emergency cases 24/7 from minor injuries to the most complex medical emergencies. Our staff is trained to diagnose and treat patients in fast and efficient manner.

 

The specialized areas within the department are: a triage bed, two monitored resuscitation beds and five general treatment beds. In addition the department has a fully equipped operating room within its facility which makes our ER function like a hospital in itself.

 

Patient transport is often a critical factor in receiving urgent care. For this reason, CMC offers a support ambulance staffed with qualified paramedics and emergency medical technicians who ensure that expedient care begins even before the patient arrives at the hospital.

 

Patient Education
Advice for Hypertensive Patients

If your blood pressure is higher than 140/90 mm Hg on more than two or three occasions, you have high blood pressure.

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Arm Sling Use

A sling is used to limit you arm movement, make you more comfortable, and support your arm. 

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Cast: Care at Home

Taking care of your splint or case: Keep you splint or cast dry.

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Diaper Rash

Diaper rash can be any rash that develops inside the diaper area. In mild cases, the skin might be red. In more severe cases, there may be painful open sores. You will usually see a rash around the abdomen, genitalia, and inside the skin folds of the thighs and buttocks. Mild cases clear up within 3 to 4 days without any treatment. If a rash persists or develops again after treatment, consult your pediatrician.

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Headaches

A headache is pain felt in the head. There are different types and causes of headaches.

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Head Trauma
Febrile Seizures

In some children, fevers can trigger seizures. Febrile seizures occur in 2% to 5% of all children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Seizures, sometimes called “fits” or “spells,” are frightening, but they usually are harmless.

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Fever

A fever is when the body’s temperature is higher than normal, which is 37.5 degree Celsius or above when child’s temperature is taken by a thermometer under the arm. Fever is a sign of infection in the body. Fever is most often caused by a virus and sometimes by bacteria. Viral infections are more common and do not need antibiotics as antibiotics do not cure viruses. Bacterial infections are treated with antibiotic.

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Palpitations

Palpitations are fast, forceful heartbeats in an irregular rhythm.

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Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of a major blood vessel (artery) in the lung, usually by a blood clot. In some cases, the clots are small and are not deadly, but they can damage the lung. But if the clots are large and block blood flow to the lung, they can be deadly. Quick treatment could save your life or reduce the risk of future problems.

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Vasovagal Syncope

Vasovagal syncope occurs when your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The vasovagal syncope trigger causes a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure. That leads to reduced blood flow to your brain, which results in a brief loss of consciousness.

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Venous Thromboembolism

A venous thromboembolism is a blood clot that forms in a vein. A blood clot in a deep vein is called a deep venous thrombosis (DVT). A blood clot in the lungs is called a pulmonary embolism (PE). Blood clots are dangerous and can cause death.

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Wound Care

A wound is a break in the skin. Wounds are usually caused by cuts or scrapes. Different kinds of wounds may be treated differently from one another, depending upon how they happened and how serious they are.

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