Marcus Daly Emergency Room Services
Treating Medical Emergencies in Ravalli County 24/7
The Emergency Department at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is prepared to
handle everything from heart attacks to broken bones with top-notch efficiency
and skill. Patient care is available around the clock, and the emergency
room is staffed with
board certified physicians, specially trained ER nurses, and dedicated support staff. Many emergency
patients are treated in the ER and released the same day, while patients
with more serious illness or injury are admitted to other departments
or transferred for further treatment.
If you are not experiencing emergent or life-threatening symptoms but still
need medical attention as quickly as possible, be sure to visit the
Convenient Care Clinic.
Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical and Ambulance Services in the Bitterroot Valley
At Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services (EMS) our attentive and knowledgeable
staff will provide you and your loved ones with calm, dependable, and
coordinated care during your ambulance ride and transport. Offering technologically
advanced and exemplary emergency and non-emergency care, with services
ranging from critical care transport, event standby services, disaster
medical response, specialty care transport, mobile integrated health,
and more while treating our patients with sympathy, kindness, and respect.
Award Winning Emergency Medical Response
Whether you’re experiencing chest pain, were injured in an accident,
or are in respiratory distress Marcus Daly EMS is available 24/7 to promptly
respond to your medical emergencies, offering fast primary 911 response
with specially trained Emergency Medical staff ready to assist you during
your transport to the Marcus Daly Emergency Room.
Marcus Daly Emergency Medical Services provides the following EMS services:
Lifenet - The LIFENET System is a comprehensive cloud-based platform that intelligently
manages and delivers patient information and device data that EMS and
hospital teams need to work together seamlessly, minimize time to treatment,
and improve outcomes.
Lifepak 15s - Rely on the LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator for the confidence you
need in emergencies and the highest available escalating energy, up to
360 joules (360J).
Pulsara - The Pulsara platform is a HIPAA-compliant, secure, easy-to-use app that
unites the entire care team - even if they are in different departments
or organizations (rural or urban)! By replacing multiple phone calls,
radio reports, faxes, and pagers with one unified patient channel, care
providers see reduced treatment times, reduced costs, and improve the
lives of both patients and caregivers.
Sapphire IV Pumps - Easy set-up, programming and readability with an intuitive user interface
Sapphire pumps reduce time spent starting an infusion and helps your provider
deliver exceptional care.
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital is participating in a Community Integrated
Health Program through Montana DPHHS. This program is designed to bridge
the gap in the community. This program is concentrates on patients with
a high risk for readmission and Emergency Department visits. When a provider
identifies a patient with a high risk of readmission or high likelihood
of another Emergency visit, AND a gap or delay before their next primary
care provider visit, the patient will be referred to the CIH program.
Preparing For Your Emergency Transport
Before the Ambulance Arrives
- Gather Information About Any Continuing Illnesses, Food Allergies, Medications,
or Any Illegal Drugs Being Used
- Have Someone Else, if Available; Wait Outside to Escort the QRU and Ambulance
- Make Sure Your House Has a Visible Number on It
- Secure Any Pets
- Turn the Light On in the Driveway and the Front of Your Home
What to Bring
Bringing a list of your current medications and knowing your allergies
to medications will assist the staff with providing quality, accessible,
personalized health care. These are two of the question that will be asked
as part of the assessment you as a patient.
- Any Prescription Medications or a Current List of What Is Being Taken
- Information About Any Continuing Illnesses, Food Allergies, Medications,
or Any Illegal Drugs Being Used
- Insurance Card Which Includes Your Policy Number
- List of Known Allergies
- List of Medical Records (Advanced Directives, POLST)
- Photo Identification
What To Expect At the Marcus Daly Emergency Department
As you arrive at the emergency department you will be greeted by registration
staff or a member of our EMS department. They will welcome you and discuss
your main sign or symptom. This information is immediately provided to
our nursing staff. The nurse will perform a triage to determine the severity
of your sign or symptom. This is performed regardless of how you traveled
to the emergency department. One misconception is that traveling to the
emergency department by ambulance will accelerate your care. The emergency
department is one venue where 'first come, first serve' does not apply.
Patients are seen by their level of severity.
When you are triaged you will either be brought to a treatment room or
be escorted to the waiting room. This is solely based on the number of
patients in the emergency department and the level of severity. For example,
someone with chest pain will be seen before someone with a sore throat
for two days. Our waiting includes comfortable chairs, a television, and
a child's play area. If you are asked to remain in the waiting room a
member of our staff will keep you updated.
You will be assigned a registered nurse who will keep you informed and
updated regarding your care. The emergency department physician is responsible
for your care in the emergency department. This care will often include
diagnostic testing including an x-ray, blood specimen, and electrocardiogram.
The technicians who perform these tests will introduce themselves and
provide updates to your assigned nurse and emergency physician.
While waiting for the results of the diagnostic testing a member of our
staff will keep you informed and inquire to see if you need a warm blanket
or assistance in using the bathroom.
Your Medical Options
The emergency department physician will discuss the results with you and
provide you with a recommendation. These recommendations may include discharge
with follow-up to your health care provider or specialist, admission,
transfer to a facility capable of providing a specialty not provided.
It is important to discuss any questions with the emergency department
physician or nurse. You may receive a follow-up phone call to ask how
you are progressing and answer any additional questions. The feedback
you provide is important to our staff.
How to become and EMT
Emergency Medical Technicians provide emergency medical care and transportation
for critical patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS)
system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize
and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical
transports to life threatening emergencies. They function as part of a
comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight and will perform
interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.
Emergency Medical Technicians are a critical link between the scene of
an emergency and the health care system.
Prospective EMT candidates, who wish to get EMT certification in Montana,
must pass an exam organized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical
Technicians (NREMT). But, before this, they need to complete EMT training
program from a state-approved training college or institute. EMT certification
in Montana is valid for a period of two years only.
APPROVED EMT PROGRAMS IN MONTANA:
Flathead Valley Community College - EMT Course
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell MT 59901
Montana State University-Billings - EMT Program
1500 University Drive
Billings MT 59101-0298
Great Falls College Montana State University - EMT Classes
2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls MT 59405
Blackfeet Community College - EMT Training
504 S. East Boundary
Browning MT 59417-0819