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Emergency Services

helicopterOur Emergency Medical Services Department offers Manitowoc County residents the most comprehensive emergency medical services in the area. This includes full-time physicians specializing in emergency care and qualified RN's with expertise in patient care.

Emergency Services:

Special services and related cardiac care include:

  • Standard protocols to rapidly rule out serious heart problems in patients with chest pain or other symptoms that suggest blockage to the heart's blood supply
  • Staff qualified to provide "clot buster" medications, such as TNKase, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Full time, in-house physicians specializing in emergency care
  • Ability to consult with Heart and Vascular Center cardiologist
  • Central cardiac monitoring for continuous evaluation of vital signs
  • Pediatric size emergency equipment and specially-trained staff
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  • Free blood-pressure screening 24 hours a day
  • Nine fully-equipped general emergency rooms
  • RN's and paramedics with Advanced Life Support training and certification
  • Emergency services are supported by 24-hour laboratory, x-ray, and pharmacy coverage
  • Availability of 64 slice CT scanner

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Critical Care Unit

  • Ten bed critical care unit staffed by highly trained nurses and monitor technicians
  • RN's are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Chest pain protocols initiated in Emergency department are continued and a work-up for cardiac disease can now often be completed in 12-24 hours
  • State-of-the-art monitoring equipment including intra-aortic balloon pumps
  • We monitor EKG rhythms via telemetry for other nursing units and are a part of HFM's rapid response team
  • We focus on bringing the element of human caring to a highly technical area

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