NHRMC Emergency Department
The Emergency Department at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is part of the only Level II Trauma Center for Southeastern North Carolina. With more than 80,000 visits annually, the Emergency Department serves patients with acute injury and illness needs.
The Emergency Department at New Hanover Regional Medical Center has 47 rooms, including two trauma rooms. The rooms are arranged in "pods," or areas that can be separated from the rest of the department by glass double doors to reduce noise and increase privacy. Rooms are designed for multifunctional use, with a separate area for psychiatric patients, and an area specially decorated for pediatric patients.
The Ambulatory Emergency Care Area helps ensure patients with non-life threatening emergencies can be seen quickly.
Board-certified emergency physicians employed by Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians (ECEP) provide care to patients in the emergency departments and specialists such as surgeons and neurologists are available around-the-clock to respond to emergencies. Nurses are required to be certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course), TNCC (Trauma Nurse Core Course), or BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support). They are also encouraged to obtain their CEN (Certificate in Emergency Nursing).