The ED is staffed by 3-4 staff physicians in three 8-hours shifts, 24 hours a day. Faculty supervision has expanded, and plans for hiring additional faculty members are under way so as to also provide 24-hour supervision. The emergency physician is responsible for the medical evaluation of every patient presenting to the ED. The ACLS, PALS, ATLS and BLS certification are mandatory. The Medical Staff Services privileges may be viewed by using the on line service available to all staff members.
The Emergency Department Nurses are RN’s committed to ensuring optimal emergency nursing care. The ACLS, PALS, BLS certifications are a must. An ongoing program of continuing education and annual skills evaluation for all staff members is maintained to ensure quality of patient care.