Trusted Emergency Care
Thibodaux Regional is dedicated to handling all medical emergencies quickly
and accurately. Our emergency physicians are here 24 hours a day to help
you go from critical to comfortable as quickly as possible.
Upon arrival in the Emergency Department, you will be greeted and checked
in by our medical personnel. A registered nurse will perform a triage
assessment, obtain a brief medical history to evaluate your symptoms,
and collect information about medications you may currently be taking.
This triage process serves to assess the severity of your condition. Patients
are not seen based upon time or order of arrival. Treatment will be customized
for you based on your needs.
The Emergency Department providers (physicians, physician assistants and
nurse practitioners) may order tests, such as blood tests, EKG, or x-rays
to help determine the nature and extent of your problem. Please be aware
that it will take additional time for these tests to be performed and
analyzed prior to determining your appropriate treatment. During this
time, a medical scribe assisting your providers will continuously check-in
with you to ensure that your needs are met, while providing you updates.
Frequently Asked Emergency Room Questions
Can I have my friends or family here with me?
Yes. We ask that only two visitors at a time be allowed by each patient’s
bedside. This results in the most efficient care for you and protects
the privacy of all our patients.
What information will I need to provide upon arrival?
A list of the current medications you are taking, as well as your reason
for visiting the Emergency Center, will be needed. Having this information
readily available will help to expedite the triage process. During the
registration process we will ask you to provide identification, social
security number, mailing address and insurance status. Treatment will
not be denied based on your insurance status.
Can I use my cell phone?
Cell phone use is discouraged while the patient is being examined or treated
in the Emergency Department. If you need to make a phone call, speak to
a staff member for assistance.
How will I know if I need to be admitted to the hospital?
Your emergency physician will re-evaluate your condition based on your
exam results. You will either be discharged to home, admitted to the hospital,
or transferred to another facility.
If you are admitted to the hospital, the procedure begins with a call to
an admitting physician (the doctor who will oversee your inpatient hospital
treatment). The physician will then request a hospital bed assignment.
Next, a report on your condition, including previous tests and treatments,
will be sent to the floor nurse. Once a bed is available, you will be
transferred from the Emergency Department to your hospital room.
What should I expect upon being discharged from the Emergency Department?
Once the emergency physician determines you are able to go home, your nurse
will provide discharge instructions, including which medication(s) to
take and information on your condition. At that time, you will then be
sent to the registration clerk to finalize your payment responsibility.
If there is anything we can do for you while you are in the Emergency Department
please let someone know. We are happy to assist you.