Cheyenne Regional Medical Center offers a full service state of the art 36 bed Emergency Department (ED). The ED is divided into multiple care areas that provide services ranging from minor injury to critical ill and trauma. Every patient presenting to the ED is assessed by an RN and the level of care needed will be assigned to that patient. Level of care is derived from the Emergency Severity Index (ESI).
A unique feature to our ED is the Results Pending Bays. This area is designed for patients that are nearing the end of their treatment in the ED, but are not quite ready for discharge. Patients are moved into Results Pending to await their final physician evaluation and discharge. This process frees up a bed for newly arriving patients and thus cutting down wait times.
Directions to our emergency department
Patients are placed in the appropriate care area based on the assigned ESI. The ED has dedicated rooms for triage, trauma, isolation and psychiatric.
- 4 Adult trauma bays
- 1 Pediatric trauma room
- 7 Critical care rooms
- 12 Acute care rooms
- 4 Mental health rooms
- 8 Fast track rooms
- 9 Results pending bays
- 8 Clinical decisions rooms
- Eye room
- 3 Triage rooms
- Sexual assault examination room
- 3 Family consultation rooms
The Trauma Care area consists of four adult bays and one specialized pediatric room. The adult trauma bays are large enough to accommodate four additional beds in the event of a mass causality. Our specialized pediatric trauma room was designed with the patient and parents in mind with an attached waiting area. Patients are typically stabilized in the trauma area and then moved to another care area.
During the peak hours of 11 a.m.-11 p.m., the eight bed fast track area is opened. Fast track is designed to see patients with less critical injuries or illnesses. This area is staffed with a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistance and other ED employees such as Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Techs.
Additionally, the Emergency Department Physicians oversee our eight bed Clinical Decision Unit (CDU). This is a 23-hour observation unit designed for patients that need further testing before being discharged home or admitted into the hospital.