Emergency Department

The Floyd County Medical Center Level IV Trauma Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year and ready to serve you. Emergency Department Nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Life Support (PALS), and Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC). Plus, a majority of the nurses are also trained in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP). Along with the Emergency Department physician, we are able to care for the critically ill geriatric, adult, pediatric, and neonatal patient.

Coming to the EmergencyDepartment can be frightening. Here is what you can expect.

  • You will receive an initial assessment by the Emergency Department nurse. The nurse will ask for and document the reason for your visit and the assessment, including your medical history, allergies, medications, and a full set of vital signs. We do not have access to your family physician's office records so bringing your medications and any pertinent information with you can be very helpful to assist us with your care. Patients with critical medical status are given a priority. Just remember that you are important to us and we will meet your needs in a timely manner.
  • After the nurse assessment, you will then be evaluated by a physician, who will decide what further tests/consults need to be done. Ancillary services such as Radiology, Lab, and Respiratory Therapy are available 24 hours a day. We also have an orthopedic and general surgeon available along with surgical nurses if that service is needed. You will receive all these services even if you cannot pay.
  • During your evaluation (if you are not critically ill or injured), a clerk may obtain pertinent information for your record such as your address, next of kin, and insurance information.
  • Once your Medical Screening Exam (MSE) is completed, you may be discharged home, admitted to the hospital, or, if the hospital lacks the capability to stabilize your condition, you may be transferred to another facility via ambulance or helicopter. This decision will be made between you and your Emergency Department Physician.

Our goal is to provide quality patient care close to home. We have a very qualified, experienced staff ready to care for your emergency.

For Emergencies, dial 911

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222 or www.iowapoison.com

For all other concerns dial 641-257-4321 to speak to a nurse.

Our Emergency Department entrance is located on the corner of 13th Street and South Main.

 

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I want to send my highest appreciation to the beyond wonderful nurse who did bloodwork on me this morning. I have never had a positive blood drawing experience in my life, but this woman was truly amazing. I hope to see her again and definitely hope she is at FCMC for years to come. Her professionalism, patience, confidence, and attitude make her stand out from so many. -Kristin H

Floyd County Medical Center

800 11th Street

Charles City, Iowa 50616

Phone: 641-228-6830