What to Expect During an ER Visit

Knowing what to expect can take some of the stress out of an unexpected emergency.

You can’t be prepared for an emergency, but rest assured that St. Petersburg General is prepared to provide the best treatment for you and your family. The St. Petersburg General emergency care department is dedicated to providing fast, efficient, and effective service to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What does our ER specialize in?

  • Stroke Care: Our primary stroke care center is accredited by The Joint Commission. Every second counts in stroke treatment.
  • Chest Pain: Our chest pain center is recognized by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. From minor breathing problems to massive heart attack, our ER team is ready to handle any chest pain emergency.
  • Quick diagnosis: there are 18 beds available for incoming injuries or illnesses that require immediate attention. The triage team is trained to accurately diagnose and plan treatment for all incoming emergencies. The fast track program has 8 beds that can help you get treated as quickly as possible.

You can make a trip to the ER go smoothly by filling out an ICE (in case of emergency) Emergency Care Card today. This card contains essential information that could save valuable time when you arrive at the hospital. Request a card online or by calling 1-888-741-5122.

Any trip to the emergency room can be terrifying. You can take some of the scare out of a visit by knowing what to expect. An informational session by Frank C. Biondolillo, DO, ER Medical Director, entitled What To Expect When Going to the Emergency Room will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6 – 7pm. This event will take place at St. Petersburg General Hospital in Auditoriums A&B located at 6500 38th Avenue North in St Petersburg, FL 33710. Enjoy light refreshments while you attend this free event that will prepare you for the unexpected. Consult-a-Nurse to sign up or call 888-741-5122; space is limited. Remember to call 9-1-1 first in any emergency. Then St. Petersburg General Hospital will here to help you and your family when the unexpected occurs.

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