Our Adult Emergency Medicine Department serves as the front door to the hospital for the vast majority of patients, and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest level emergency care in the Las Vegas region. Last year the department provided emergency medical care and service to over 125,000 patients, including more than 32,000 pediatric and more than 10,000 trauma patients.
The Cardiac Activation Program was first developed in 2006 by our Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine Physician, Ross Berkeley, M.D. This Cardiac Activation Program was developed at our partner hospital University Medical Center (UMC). It facilitates rapid patient stabilization, after which a patient can be transferred to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at UMC for emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Preparation to confidently manage any patient in any situation is the bare minimum that should be expected from a residency program. Success in the real world after emergency medicine residency is predicated on a multitude of factors beyond raw medical knowledge and procedural skills. Present-day emergency departments demand physicians with a mastery of departmental patient flow, clinical productivity, documentation, patient satisfaction, communication skills, team leadership, and the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care.