Einstein Medical Center Montgomery Services
Pediatric Receiving Services
Einstein’s Emergency Department sees over 4,000 pediatric emergency patients per year. We work closely with local pediatric hospitals including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. A recent grant from the 30th Anniversary Small Miracles Golf Tournament allowed the Emergency Department to acquire state-of-the-art technology to care for pediatric patients.
Comprehensive Cardiology for Interventional Cardiology
For people experiencing a heart attack, Einstein’s Emergency Medicine physicians measure time in terms of its effect on both brain and muscle. From the first sign of a heart attack, care teams act quickly. Utilizing best practice methods to reduce the amount of time between entering the Emergency Department and receiving interventions, paramedics perform EKGs in the ambulance and transmit the results ahead to the hospital. By the time the patient arrives, the team is already in place, ready to stabilize and treat the patient.
Einstein has one of the largest toxicology divisions on the east coast, and our bard certified toxicology and addiction medicine physicians are frequently called for consultations by local hospitals, ambulance corps and, through the City of Philadelphia Poison Control Center, individual patients. Our toxicologists provide expertise not just to the Emergency Department but also to patients throughout the hospital. We also see patients with toxicologic and addiction concerns in our outpatient clinic at Elkins Park Medical Center.
Einstein’s Emergency Department provides continued care and observation of patients to determine whether admission is necessary. For patients who need a bit more time for therapies to work or symptoms to resolve our team will continue your Emergency Department treatment and observe your symptoms for improvement.
Emergency Medical Services
Einstein’s commitment to care extends beyond hospital walls. Our board-certified Emergency Medical Services team works with local, regional and national emergency services to provide guidance, education and expertise where needed, including for 911 operators and ambulance personnel. In addition, EMS works with residents and hospital staff to provide training for critical emergency situations.
The Einstein EMS team plans and practices for continual process improvement for active shooter situations, mass casualty events and other emergency incidents.
As a state-certified Medical Command Facility, Einstein’s field response team provides interventional medical orders to emergency medical technicians and paramedics or public health research networks while they are caring for patients in real time. Our physicians will assist by phone, video conference or, when required, in person, accompanying fire departments or EMS teams, setting up on-site or field triage facilities and assisting with unusual rescue incidents.
Einstein’s Emergency Medicine physicians aid local, regional and national urban rescue teams. They will search flood waters, fallen buildings and other disaster zones, then aid in transporting all injured people to triage centers or Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMATs).
Einstein’s Disaster Response Team (DRT) responds and directs medical personnel to neutralize damage or injuries caused by any emergency incident, such as fire, explosion, disease outbreak, long-term power outages, weather-related events, spills or attacks.
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has streamlined its Emergency Department process, working diligently to reduce wait times and give patients an array of options for treatment, based on the level of care required.
Fast Track offers high quality, walk-in medical care for minor, non-urgent healthcare needs.
Split-Flow is a system of care designed to improve movement through the Emergency Department. Patients are assessed upon arrival and then directed to areas based on severity of their condition. Those with less critical conditions are sent to a treatment area where they will be treated without the need for a full exam room. Beds are reserved for those who require emergency procedures.